Healthy Alternatives

Yes, No, Maybe: The Question Of Plant Waters

As consumers seek healthier choices in their diets, the popularity of sugared, fizzy drinks has been on a steady decline, and plant waters have piqued…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

The Coolest Way To Battle Heat Shock

Ice cream quality suffers from the effects of temperature fluctuations during transport and storage. But what lies at the root of the problem and what…

Protecting Your Heart With Mediterranean Ingredients

Population studies revealed lower rates of chronic diseases and differences in mortality statistics in Mediterranean populations compared to other parts of the world. By Frutarom.…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

Emulsifiers & Stabilisers—Magic for Meat Applications

Emulsifiers and stabilisers can be incorporated into a wide range of applications including bakery and confectionery, dairy and frozen desserts, beverages, oil and fats, sweet…

Healthy Alternatives

Helping Heart Health With A Weekly Meat-Free Day

As a result of an increased awareness of the benefits of adopting meat-free lifestyles, many people are looking for food options that allow them to…

Healthy Alternatives

Supporting Cardiovascular Health With Astaxanthin

As we live longer, new strategies to support a healthy lifestyle will become increasingly important, says Tryggvi Stefánsson, Ph.D.—Science Manager at Algalif. Cardiovascular disease is…

Superfoods Provide New Possibilities In The World Of Baking

One of the markets with great potential to use superfoods as ingredients is the bakery industry, says Daniel Carrión, manager, Tigernuts Traders.   Superfoods are…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Not Common Knowledge: The Largest Immune Organ

Although many consumers understand the basics of the immune system—such as how one catches a cold—most are not aware that the largest immune organ in…

Meal Replacements—Multifunctional Food Solutions

Consumers today need nutrition on-the-go and functional meal replacements are the way to meet their lifestyle needs, says Ieva Jureviciene, beverage developer & consultant. Today,…

Euglena: A New Superfood On The Market

Euglena is a hybrid microalga with the potential to address global issues such as poverty and malnutrition, as well as provide solutions for sustainable energy,…

Tasty And Clean Label? It’s Possible With Cold Water Swelling Starches

While cold water swelling (CWS) starches are ideal for the baking process, they also meet the burgeoning clean label demand, says Cargill. By Grace Chew.…

New Research Earns Pistachios Superfood Status For People With Desk Jobs

People who are distracted at their computer by hunger pangs have something to celebrate—a new snack might just improve their productivity. By Dr Arianna Carughi,…

Spreading The Goodness Of Natural Food Colours & Flavours

  Nature is the best place to start when it comes to adding colour and flavour to any product. Consumers’ expectations are increasing day by…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Alternative Carbohydrates Open Up New Sports Nutrition Opportunities

Christian Philippsen, managing director, BENEO Asia Pacific, discusses the importance of blood sugar management during exercise and highlights the potential of alternative carbohydrates for novel…

Beverages

Seizing The Growth Opportunity In Non-Dairy Beverages

The rising acceptance and preference for plant-based beverages is a global consumer trend which is becoming more established in many parts of Asia, says Ashish…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Research Update On Paediatric Probiotics

Research shows BifidoB and LactoB provide clear infant health benefits, says Angela Rowan, category marketing manager, paediatrics, NZMP.     It’s well-known that setting infants…

In Focus: Solutions For Freshness

Experts believe the growing demand for baked products presents several growth opportunities—provided the freshly-baked texture is extended during storage. By Steven Choo Sin Poh, regional…

Nutrition & Market Trends

How Nutrition Can Be A Game Changer For Asian Economies

The onus of ensuring that the huge numbers of children today join the workforce tomorrow at their productive best is on companies that are operating…

Nutrition & Market Trends

Let’s Talk About Bacteria In Infants And Children

Studies on probiotics indicate that they may actually reduce the need for antibiotics in the future, says Chr. Hansen.   Asia Pacific represents one of…

Beverages

Kombucha: More Than A Trending Tea

Social media has been flooded by an influx of people fermenting tea in their kitchens—but not just any tea, Kombucha is a probiotic-rich drink that…