An Overview Of The Top 5 Technology Trends For 2021

The pandemic has pushed consumers to not only expect better-tasting and healthier food but also consider a brand’s sustainability efforts towards a greener planet. The novel coronavirus has changed how we shop, where we shop, and what we consume. Consumers have adapted to a new normal, creating and shifting trends…

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…

Delivering Healthier Products For APAC’s Ageing Population

Food manufacturers can play a pivotal role in promoting good health across ageing societies by including ingredients that can boost health and nutritional value of foods. Article by Christian Philippsen, the managing director of BENEO in Asia Pacific.  The Asia Pacific Region Is Rapidly Ageing. 58 percent of the global population who are…

Arjuna Natural Shares Its Outlook On The Supplement Market

Traditionally, supplements came in a pill or a capsule. However, in recent years, consumers have been presented with an explosion of choices with supplement-infused food and beverage options. Health supplements are substances which you may include in your diet to either add nutrients to it or lower potential health risks…

Healthy Snacking In A COVID-19 Universe

Exploring the perception of health snacking in Asia Pacific, and how the impact of COVID-19 has shifted consumer focus (if any) away from this concept momentarily. Contributed by Anthony Chien, Senior Analyst at Euromonitor International. Snacking represents the activity of consuming food in between meals, and any type of food…

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…

Recipe For Growth: Balancing Health, Indulgence & Taste

Sweet or savoury biscuits enjoy near universal appeal in India. Latest research from Mintel reveals how immunity-boosting ingredients are set to drive value growth in these times of heightened health consciousness.  Traditionally viewed as an affordable source of energy and nutrition in India, Mintel reveals that almost two-thirds* (63 percent)…

Natural Astaxanthin–The Brain Food That Keeps You Sharp

The brain is the most complex organ in our body, receiving and processing information every moment of our life and its activity accounts for 20 percent of our body’s energy expenditure. The brain reacts to physical challenges, orchestrates our body’s response and controls our emotional state and cognitive functions. As…

The Legacy Of Soy Beans

Modern consumers are truly confused about the potential benefits of soy beans—is it healthy or not? Contributed by Henk Hoogenkamp, Protein Specialist & Author. For many years, the soy plant protein industry bombarded its consumer base with conflicting health messages while loading up meat products with excessive amounts of soy…
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