Consumers are increasingly aware of the health benefits associated with consumption of fruit and vegetables, and buying nutraceuticals to meet the daily nutrient requirement.
With busier lifestyles, consumers are turning to meals that are convenient and hassle-free. Ready meals could even be more nutritious than food cooked from scratch in home kitchens.
Good nutrition has a significant contribution in giving more life to years, particularly in managing decline and minimising loss of function. How can nutrition help to maintain brain, eye and joint health as we get older? By Dr Kai Lin Ek and Marianne Heer, scientific marketing managers, BASF Nutrition & Health
By 2020, there will be a billion elderly people in the world. With the huge financial burden incurred by chronic diseases, people are shifting their focus towards disease prevention. Nutrient premixes offer a good solution, but flavours cannot be compromised. By Russ Hazen, premix innovation Manager, Fortitech Premixes
Nutrient premixes can streamline production processes and help manufacturers save on costs. Besides considering the interactions of the ingredients, a good premix must take into account overages as well. By Cathy Arnold, senior formulation scientist, Fortitech