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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…