Carbohydrates are an essential food in our daily diets. More studies are now supporting the importance of reduced glycaemic response and the use of inulin and oligofructose can help achieve that as well as other health benefits. By Diederick Meyer, scientific and regulatory affairs, Sensus

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It is no easy task to reduce sugar content while maintaining shelf-life and mouth feel. Advances in sweetener technologies have helped pave the way to healthier products that the new generation consumers crave. By Melvin Yap

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Harry Boot, senior VP & GM of Specialty Food Ingredients at Tate & Lyle, takes us through his thoughts on Asia Pacific and the tremendous opportunity for growth in the speciality food ingredient business.  By Wong Tsz Hin

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Lecithin is a multifunctional ingredient that can be used as nature’s principal emulsifying agent in the creation of instantised products or developed as functional ingredients that can combat ageing. By Andre vander Wulp, regional technical director, FIS APAC, Cargill

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Tribology, a field of study that is most commonly used in the automotive industry, may be the key to unlock the mystery behind the sensory difference of reduced or zero calorie food products. By Andre Vander Wulp, regional technical director, FIS APAC, Cargill

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Dietary habits are becoming increasingly important in a world where obesity trends are on the rise. Prebiotics in particular, may be part of the solution in stopping this growing pandemic, by contributing benefits in the areas of blood glucose management, lowering BMI, and reducing caloric intake. By Christian Philippsen, MD, BENEO Asia Pacific 

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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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As consumers become more conscious about their sugar intake, food and beverage manufacturers have to find ways to reduce both sugar and calorie contents. Sweeteners offer good options, but their properties must be understood to derive the best applications. By Cindy Hazen for Steviva Ingredients

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For many years, the food industry has been relying on manual sensory tests to evaluate the taste of products. Advances in technology has seen the introduction of electronic taste sensors that can determine the initial taste and aftertaste profiles of food. By Dr Ikezaki Hidekazu, CEO, Insent.

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Clean label is a clear trend across global food markets and new product launches in the clean label space have steadily increased over the last decade. By Edwin Bontenbal, Director of Market Development Food, Corbion Purac

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