Healthy Alternatives

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…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Lecithin—Emulsifier & Health Promoter

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…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Prebiotic Ingredients: Multifunctional And Natural

Manufacturers of food and beverage products look toward innovative natural ingredient solutions such as prebiotics for the health-conscious population without compromising on product integrity, quality,…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Identical To Nature

In recent years, the food industry is increasingly focusing on innovative solutions to enhance its products with desired properties that have additional benefits, and plant…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Incorporating Protein And Fibre For Energy

Consumers today are increasingly seeking functional foods and beverages for sustaining their energy on-the-go. Manufacturers can meet this demand and appeal to them with products…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Monk Fruit— A New Natural Sweetener

With origins dating back to china more than 300 years ago, monk fruit is fast gaining traction as a natural sweetener in the us. As…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Exploring Plant-Based Omega-3 Sources

The term ‘omega-3’ usually first brings fish oils to mind, but there are also plant-based sources such as linseed or chia seed. These offer a…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Preserving Naturally With Probiotics

Fresh foods and particularly meat, need to have reasonably long shelf-life in order to minimise food wastage. One solution could be through the addition of…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Citrus, An All Natural Fibre Solution

We don’t like to admit it, but sometimes nature outsmarts us humans. Such is the case with citrus fibre, where the intact natural architecture of…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Natural Foods: Natural Medicine For Your Health

Consumers globally are becoming more aware of health and embarking on the health and wellness trend, and ironically we seem to be going back to…

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Baobab: The Ancient African Superfruit Making Waves In “Free-From”

Though having emerged only in recent years, already innovative solutions are needed to spice up the increasingly mainstream ‘free-from’ trend. Baobab could be the next…

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Getting The Brown Rice Mix

Fermentation can reduce the negative effects of bran on final cereal products. In fulfilling gluten free requirements, fermented brown rice flor has shown great promise…

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Solvent-Free Extraction Of Botanical Ingredients

In the search for all-natural ingredients, botanical extracts are attracting more attention. Extracting these through a novel, pressurised-water botanical extraction process might soon make current…

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Ensuring Shelf-Life Through Oxidative Stability

Manufacturers have to ensure that their products maintain the desired attributes and quality throughout the entire shelf-life. In this regard, monitoring the oxidative stability of…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Functional Solutions For Dietary Supplements

Many plant extracts have components that are believed to offer health benefits, but not all are readily absorbed into the human bloodstream. Cyclodextrins can increase…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Focusing On Anti-Staling Solutions For Bakery Products

Asian consumers are demanding more baked goods and bread, and manufacturers are consequently on the search for solutions that can help these products last longer.…

Beverages

Making Soy Convenient

Soy beverages have been a prominent part of the Asian diet for many centuries and are becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world…