Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

Water Activity And Quality In Confectionery

Water is one of the most important components in confectionery. Though sugar is the signature ingredient of candy and confectionery, water runs a close second,…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

Overcoming The Frozen Bakery Challenge

The concept of frozen dough and par-baking has shifted the economics of freshly baked bread, but can they match the perception of freshness and common…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

From Wild West To Finely Tuned Instrument

The bad old days of margarine whose production quality was difficult to control are over, thanks to one man’s invention of the modern emulsifier. What…

Beverages

The Quest For The Right Protein

Sports nutrition is a growing market driven by consumers looking to support personal health and wellbeing. Beverages enhanced with protein is becoming more popular, but…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Beverages

Beverages Made Healthier With Probiotics

‘Probiotic’ products are everywhere, but not all consumers know exactly what they are or how they benefit health. The addition of probiotics to products can…

Beverages

Bottled Water & Natural Hydration Fuel The 2017 Global Soft Drinks Industry

The lines between soft drink categories are blurring, as consumers are seeking options that can provide everything they desire—hydration, natural, low- or no-calorie, yet nicely…

Beverages

Reducing Sugar Content In Beverages : A Growing Global Trend

Reducing sugar in beverages is not easy, but hydrocolloid technology presents options for today’s formulators. By Ross Clark, distinguished research fellow, CP Kelco

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Shelf-Life Extension For Meat And Poultry

To cope with increasingly hectic lifestyles, consumers are expecting more from foods today: convenient, natural, healthy, tasty, and even better if these can last for…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Beneo Provides New Opportunities To Fight Obesity In Children

A study from the University of Calgary, Canada, involving the use of the prebiotic chicory root fibre Orafti Synergy1 from Beneo, has shown promise as…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

Vitamin C And Immunity – A Healthy Outlook

Enjoying high consumer awareness, the backing of an EFSA Article 13.1 health claim, and regularly the subject of studies designed to unlock its full potential,…

Beverages

2017’s Top 10 Innovative Natural Ingredients For Sports Drinks

With consumers becoming more active today, sports beverages are consequently becoming more popular. Beverage manufacturers are using innovative natural ingredients in sports drinks to give…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

Emulsifiers In Aerated Food

To the consumer, the quality of food is all about the texture and appearance. Air present in foods often creates critical sensory properties, so how…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Mouthfeel & Texture

The Value Of Sound Bites

Taste, smell and texture have long been associated with eating enjoyment but there is one characteristic that is yet to be fully explored: sound. The…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Healthy Alternatives

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…

Healthy Alternatives

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…