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…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

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…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

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…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

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…

Natural, Free-From & Functional Ingredients

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…

Beverages

Broccoli’s Glucoraphanin Packs A Powerful Detoxification Punch

Glucoraphanin found in broccoli is a super anti-oxidant, but how can one benefit from it if one does not like or cannot eat broccoli? By…

Beverages

Antioxidant Properties Of Yeasts In Foods And Beverages

All over the world, the interest of the consumers for healthy food, like fermented products, is increasing due to the growing number of people affected…

Beverages

2000 Year-Old Seawater All Bottled In

Water is one of the basic necessities for humanity’s survival. Fresh water suitable for human consumption is estimated to make up only 0.01 percent of…

Beverages

Asia-Pacific Lactose-Free Dairy Market: A Potential Market?

Milk and dairy products are globally advertised as healthy and essential to the daily diet as it contains vital nutrients, vitamins and the presence of…

Beverages

Standing Out Amongst Competitors

Competition can be fierce in the business sector, especially for coffee companies from countries whose neighbours are among the largest coffee producers in the world.…

Beverages

Increasing Fruit Juice Appeal To Millennial Consumers

Millennials are an influential generation, driving the demands for high-quality and natural harder than other age populations. With competitive beverage products like fruit juice, how…