Supporting Asia's Sweet Cravings

With obesity and health problems exacerbated by unhealthy eating becoming greater concerns, how can manufacturers continue to support consumers’ sweet cravings in a healthier way?…

Sweets For All

Health and wellness products are all the hype these days with food and beverage companies investing into reformulation or looking for alternatives to improve their…

Stevia—A Natural Way To Reduce Sugar In Bakery And Confectionery

Stevia is emerging as a major global commodity as the food industry embraces it as a natural, sweet and zero-calorie ingredient. It is fast being…

The New Stevia? China’s Mogroside V Market Ready For Lift-Off

Growing consumer demands for natural, healthy products are leading food manufacturers to search for better substitutes for ingredients like sugar. Derived naturally from luo han…

Reducing Glycaemic Response With Inulin

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…

Sweetening Beverages, Naturally

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…

Putting The Sweet Into Sugar-Free

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…

Regulations Pave The Way For Natural Sweeteners

With the international diabetes federation and world health organisation supporting sugar tax legislation, natural sweeteners could become an inevitable choice in products today. By Michelle…

Managing Weight With Pea Protein

With overweight and obesity worldwide steadily increasing, pea protein could be a solution to manage weight. By Dr Aurélie Mauray, market development manager, Specialised Nutrition…

Vegetable Protein: A Winner?

Protein is an essential in our diets. However, with consumers today becoming more concerned with ethical and sustainability issues regarding animal protein, manufacturers can instead…

Ingredients

The Power Of ‘Less’

Recent global estimates show that the worldwide prevalence of obesity more than doubled between 1980 and 2014. To contain the issue of overweight/obesity, health programmes…

Ingredients

Satisfying The Sweet Tooth —The Healthy Way

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…

Ingredients

Impossible Is Possible

To cater to increasing consumer demands for less meat and meat-free options, plant meat foods need to get more realistic, such as with the ‘plant…

Ingredients

Healthier Alternatives Can Be Just As Sweet

Sweet foods are often perceived by the average consumer as something indulgent and unhealthy. Little do they know that now there are many more options…

Ingredients

The Yellow Brick Road To Better Health

As consumers take a greater interest in foods that are beneficial for their health, how can cheese manufacturers lower sodium and fat levels to meet…