While still craving sweetness, consumers are more wary of high-sugar products that include or add artificial ingredients. Manufacturers can make use of stevia to sweeten beverages naturally and in a healthy way. By Dina Yeon, marketing manager, Sweetness Springboard, Ingredion Asia Pacific

The acquisition of the US-based texturisers provider complements and will help further develop Ingredion’s starch technology for new texture solutions.

Initially reported earlier this year, Ingredion has now successfully completed the acquisition of Shandong Huanong Specialty Corn Development Company Limited in China.

Ingredients solution provider Ingredion has agreed to acquire Sun Flour Industry Company Limited, a rice starch and flour business based in Banglen, Thailand.

Food manufacturers are constantly pressured to deliver great tasting, good looking, quality food and beverages. To accomplish this, they need to overcome a wide range of technical challenges in delivering flavours, colours, and nutrients. By Kuang San San, technical manager, Delivery Systems, Ingredion Asia Pacific

According to a research by Ingredion, about a third of consumers actively look for clean label claims, and seven in ten consumers say these claims influence their purchasing decisions of dairy and bakery products.

With China being a growing market for specialty starches, the acquisition allows the company to further penetrate the Chinese and Asia Pacific market.

Detailed analysis from the panel will uncover reasons behind consumers' descriptions of products and help companies select the right ingredients.

Providing ways to create innovative, profitable products, the centres are dedicated to fostering science-based collaboration and problem solving.

With food no longer consumed simply for sustenance but serving a greater function in terms of indulgence, all senses play a big part in determining the overall experience. Addressing functional demands while maintaining the texture aspect is a challenge, but one that is worth achieving. By Lilian Tan, marketing manager, texture and delivery systems, Ingredion Asia

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