The Rise Of Functional Ingredients

The use of dietary supplements has grown over the years because of increased media attention for health issues. By Shikhar Aggarwal, Senior Director—Chemicals, Materials and Nutrition, APAC, Frost & Sullivan. Functional foods are typically classified as traditional foods that have been enriched with an ingredient (bioactive in many cases) that…

Toward Sustainable Packaging: Addressing Solid & Food Waste Management Issues

Aspiring towards a circular economy, product innovations and a surge in demand will be expected for different sustainable packaging solutions such as plant-based polymer packaging. Contributed by Diego Shimizu, Chemicals, Materials & Food at Frost & Sullivan. The world generates more than 200 million tonnes of plastic waste annually. The…

Drive Towards Natural Sweeteners

The end-consumer preferences towards natural and safe ingredients as well as “clean-label” solutions are driving the adoption of natural sugar alternatives. By Shikhar Aggarwal, Senior Director—Chemicals, Materials & Nutrition, Asia Pacific , Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan. The growing consumer trend for naturally derived products and raw materials, coupled with…

Natural Sweeteners—Industry Insights

Global worries on overzealous sugar consumption and corresponding rise of sugar related diseases have prompted ingredients manufacturers and product developers to turn to sweeteners as sugar substitutes. By Eddy Lee—Consultant, Chemicals, Materials & Food, Frost & Sullivan.   Trends Of Sugar Substitutes Natural sweeteners are sugar and sugar substitutes that…

Sugar Alternatives Are Carving A Larger Slice Of The Pie

Rising healthcare costs and an alarming rate of chronic illnesses have compelled consumers to be more cognizant of their wellbeing. Diabetes, heart diseases and stroke account for 3 of the 10 leading causes of deaths worldwide, and these ailments can all be linked to obesity and diet-induced metabolic syndromes. Economically,…

Food Safety In APAC—Technology To Create Transparency And Traceability

Driven by strong demand from consumers, companies are making investments into food safety technology and packaging to mitigate risks related to food crises. Ria Imandin, Consultant, Visionary Science, APAC, Frost & Sullivan. Approximately 52 percent of viral headlines globally are about food—food represents tradition, culture, and an expression of identity.…

Perspective On Children’s Nutrition—Paying For Peace Of Mind?

Key nutrition themes such as children’s and maternal nutrition will drive consumer purchasing, particularly as the story of their lifestyle benefit becomes more common. By Natasha Telles D’Costa, Director, Agriculture & Nutrition, APAC, Frost & Sullivan.   Hippocrates famously wrote: “let food be thy medicine and medicine thy food”. The…
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