Grown mostly in Asia, tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world with many health benefits. As researchers in the Netherlands have discovered, it can also provide a glimpse into the health of the planet. By Adeline Tan, senior project manager, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

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With smell playing a large role in the perception of flavour, aroma delivery systems provide a glimpse into the future of tasty, low sugar beverages. By Sherlyne Yong

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Carbon dioxide gas is a fatal hazard that has resulted in numerous tragic incidents in the brewing industry. These accidents can be avoided with the implementation of good safety measures. By Chris Wilson, senior support engineer, Crowcona

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The global beverage landscape is a dynamic one that evolves constantly. With the GDP of emerging markets expected to overtake the advanced markets for the first time in 2013, companies will need to step up their game to customise their products according to local requirements. By Moshy Cohen, VP of Marketing, Royal Crown Cola International

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The beer market in the Asia Pacific region has seen continuous growth. As spending power increase, consumers are looking for value-added beer products, one of which is that of low-carb beer. By Pernille Holst Moulvad, marketing manager, DuPont Industrial Biosciences

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Beverages featuring fruit chunks are regarded as important drivers of the growth of the fruit juice segment. However, the ‘delicate’ ingredients require care during bottling and pose a challenge that Coca-Cola HBC Eurasia must overcome to gain a foothold in this merging market. By Jürgen Kraatz, sales manager, Krones

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Growing interest in the science of sports performance has opened new market opportunities. Products catered to different kinds of exercise are now available, but scientific backing on their claims would be essential to gain customers’ confidence. By John Brewer, professor, University of Bedfordshire Read more...
Whether for athletes or less active people, isomaltulose, a ‘slow release’ carbohydrate, offers more sustained energy release and greater fat utilisation. With great concern over obesity in Southeast Asia, the ingredient may offer another viable solution. By Koen Van Praet, MD, Beneo Asia-Pacific Read more...
As one of the rapidly growing beverage segments in the world, competition within the energy drink market is becoming more intense. The addition of plant extracts into traditional formulas can provide the differentiating factor. By Anja Nabasik, editor, SternVitamin

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The demand for soya-based beverages has exploded in the last decade. Success in this growing market requires innovations across the entire production chain, from extraction to flavour profiles and packaging. By Kit Lai, director, Soya Knowledge Centre, Tetra Pak

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