Desserts and indulgent foods are high on the average consumer’s daily ‘want to eat’ list, but people usually forego these with the desire to be healthy. However, with healthier sugars, consumers can still indulge in sweet treats without feeling guilty. By Christian Philippsen, managing director, Beneo Asia pacific

Based on the 2010-2015 rates of the 19 countries being monitored in Asia Pacific for prevalence of undernourishment rates (PoU), the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) predicts only two of the 19 countries will be able to achieve the UN’s second sustainable development goal (SDG) of achieving zero hunger by 2030.

The food enzymes market is expected to reach US$2.7 billion by 2020, with a compounded annual growth rate of 8.1 percent for the forecast period of 2015-2020.

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