Nutrition & Market Trends

The Health And Wellness Trend Continues In Asia

More consumers are becoming more conscious about what food they eat, driving for a healthier marketplace for food and beverages, says Jane Barnett, head of…

Beverages

When Two Is Better Than One

There is so much attention and focus on plant-based and dairy-free diets these days that one might think that dairy is bad for health. But…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Chinese Infant Formula Market Focuses On High-Quality Ingredients

Demand for infant formula in China is increasing, providing an opportune market for manufacturers. Governed by strict new regulations and increasing consumer demand for safe…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Buttering Up Tastes

Butter is making a strong comeback into the food scene, and in new applications. Stanley Goh, regional director, food service-asia & middle east, Fonterra, tells…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Omega-3 Index Test: An Essential Biomarker For Heart Health & More

Maintaining one’s health is getting easier, with personalised nutrition and home test kits becoming more popular. One can even ensure heart health by measuring omega-3…

Healthy Alternatives

Staying Energised Throughout The Odd Hours Of The Night

What can employees working late hours or graveyard shifts do to ensure they overcome the draw of sleep and work safely and efficiently? It’s all…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Innovating With Health In Mind

Health is the top priority for many consumers today, and it is vital that manufacturers innovate with healthy and natural ingredients to create products that…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

Pushing Puff Pastry Margarine Performance

  If there were ever a competitive sport for margarines, puff pastry margarines would be the elite athletes—powerful, flexible and able to perform almost on…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Dull Growth In Olive Oil Trade

With inconsistency in manufacturing trends and rising challenges for virgin olive oil production, regional players look for new opportunities in reinforcing quality control to capture…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Healthy And Tasty Unrefined Oil From Avocado

Inspired by virgin olive oil extraction technology, cold pressed extraction could replace traditional ones for avocado oil, to produce a purpose-ready oils for the edible…

Nutrition & Market Trends

New Insights Into Chocolate Markets

  Chocolate is popular among consumers of all ages. What are the current trends of the chocolate market and what should manufacturers know? By Peter…

Healthy Alternatives

Adding Value To Surimi

  Surimi, a paste made from fish meat, is commonly consumed as part of the Asian cuisine. Several functional ingredients can meet current consumer demands…

Nutrition & Market Trends

What’s Trending In Bakery And Savoury Snacks?

  Clean label continues to lead the bakery and snacking sectors, and with health fast becoming a priority, this has opened up opportunities for clean…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Sodium Bicarbonate: A Multipurpose Ingredient For Food Applications

  One of the most commonly used ingredients in baking, sodium bicarbonate can improve foods in various ways. By Dr Sophie Mouzon, Development, Quality &…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Probiotics For Senior Health Support

  The world’s populations are ageing day by day, and to sustain our seniors, probiotics might be the answer. By Dr Howard Cash, Senior R&D…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

The Role Of Natural Antioxidants In The Protection Of Food

  Placed correctly, natural antioxidants in food systems can maintain the highest possible quality of the food. David Prime, global product manager protection, Vitablend UK,…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Going Into Japan’s Latest Food Trends

  Nishida Masanao, director of Food Japan, gives his insight on these in an exclusive pre-interview with APFI leading up to Food Japan 2017.

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Tocotrienols: Targeting Inflammation For Prevention Beyond Antioxidation

  Tocotrienols, found in vitamin E, can be used as a functional ingredient to be incorporated in food and beverage applications so as to help…

Colours & Flavours

Super-Stable Colours That Pass The Test

  Natural colours are the basic expectations by consumers now, but it is also critical that these maintain the expected visual appearances of products, regardless…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Delivering Antioxidant Effects The Right Way

  With consumers increasing demand for more healthful products, it is essential that food and beverages on the market that claim this, such as those…