New On The Market: Meioligo

People are attracted to sweet food, often to the detriment of their own health*. However, with the proper ingredient, food that tastes sweet could also have health benefits.  In this article, we discuss the benefits of Meioligo, a prebiotic which has a sweet and pleasant taste that would appeal to…

Understanding Shifts In Consumer Behaviour

ADM has identified six emerging behavioural changes that will power innovation and growth in the months ahead.  Recent ADM OutsideVoice research shows that 77 percent of consumers intend to make more attempts to stay healthy in the future. Food and beverage manufacturers who successfully balance consumer health concerns with affordability…

The Healthy-Ageing Powers Of Prebiotic Fibre

There is no better time than now for manufacturers to introduce their consumers to fibre-enhanced and tasty products that can help them live longer yet healthier lives. Christian Philippsen, Managing Director at BENEO Asia Pacific   Adding healthy years to our life is a public health goal and a personal…

Drinks For A Healthy Gut: Probiotic Solutions For Asia’s Beverage Markets

With demand for functional beverages growing across Asia-Pacific, John Quilter, VP and General Manager, ProActive Health at Kerry discusses the ever increasing opportunities offered by fortification with spore-forming probiotics   Asia’s growing probiotics market The global probiotics market is expanding – it is estimated to be worth $69 billion by…

Wising Up To That Good Gut Feeling

Asia Pacific drives the global market for probiotic dairy. Consumers are ready for a wider range of probiotic foods to support general health and reduce their risk of disease. By DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences. Healthy living has a lot to do with a large colony of gut-friendly bacteria—this is increasingly…

Harnessing The Power Of Carotenoids For Immunity

It’s important to understand how carotenoids like beta-carotene, lutein and lycopene support the immune system for better health, says Dr Ute Obermüller-Jevic, Scientific Marketing Senior Manager, Human Nutrition BASF SE.    The Immune System—Our First Line Of Defence Our immune system is our body's protective shield, an important network of…

Mintel: Nutritional Innovations For Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age

In Mintel’s latest Big Conversation series, keynote speaker Matthew Crabbe, Regional Trends Director for Asia-Pacific, addressed a range of factors that ‘Power the Mind’, one of which is nutrition. Under the topic, ‘Innovations for Asia-Pacific’s Cerebral Age’, Crabbe highlighted a few interesting food products that are not only perceived as…

BENEO’s Prebiotic Fibres And Their Impact On Our Digestive Health  

Back in 2010, digestive health was considered to be a mega-trend. Gut health got a more important role in the scientific, nutrition and consumer arenas. Nowadays, consumers are increasingly interested in how eating the right nutrition could impact their overall health and mood. With more than two thirds of consumers…

Fibre Water Can Aid In Digestion And Weight Management

The fibre-infused water sector currently focuses quite heavily on digestive health, an apparent consumer concern in Asia Pacific. By Tan Heng Hong, APAC Food And Drink Analyst, Mintel. Fibre infused water, a relatively new concept both in Asia Pacific and globally, has started to emerge in the beverage marketplace, particularly…
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