With origins dating back to china more than 300 years ago, monk fruit is fast gaining traction as a natural sweetener in the us. As more asian consumers are becoming more health-conscious too, beverage manufacturers can take advantage of this sweetener to reduce sugar content. By David Thorrold, general manager sales and marketing, Monk Fruit Corporation

Supplier of packaging products Crown Holdings has appointed Robert H. Bourque, Jr. as the new president of Crown Asia Pacific.

The acquisition will put the company in a leading position for natural ingredients derived from Quillaia and Yucca.

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
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

The training aims to provide guidance on product quality and consistency, with a particular focus on emerging markets.

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Asia Pacific Food Industry (APFI) is Asia’s leading trade magazine for the food and beverage industry. Established in 1985, APFI is the first BPA-audited magazine and the publication of choice for professionals throughout the industry with its editorial coverage on the latest research, innovative technologies, health and nutrition trends, and market reports.

Asia Pacific Food Industry is published by Eastern Trade Media Pte Ltd. The company owns numerous trade and consumer titles, including Asia Pacific Metalworking Equipment News and Industrial Automation Asia.


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