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Natural blue: the quest for the holy grail of food colours

Natural blue: the quest for the holy grail of food colours

2 Mar 2020

The colour palette for naturally sourced food colours has become increasingly diverse, but blue colours have remained challenging. What options are available to food and beverage manufacturers?

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Blockchain uptake on the rise for secure food supply chains

Blockchain uptake on the rise for secure food supply chains

2 Mar 2020

Blockchain technology has been hailed as a way to improve transparency in food supply chains, and it is now being adopted by a growing number of companies.

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The changing face of quinoa production

The changing face of quinoa production

24 Feb 2020

Quinoa has gone from a relatively unknown pseudo-cereal to a commonly used “superfood” in western markets over the space of just a decade – and global suppliers are taking further steps to secure its place among mainstream packaged food ingredients.

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Are plant-based eggs the final frontier in faux food?

Are plant-based eggs the final frontier in faux food?

24 Feb 2020

Following on from plant-based proteins that mimic real meat, vegan egg substitutes have started to gain attention, with pioneering companies claiming that their products are convincing alternatives to the real thing.

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Innovation in plant-based meat snack alternatives

Innovation in plant-based meat snack alternatives

17 Feb 2020

Interest in meat snacks has risen rapidly over the past few years – but as a growing number of consumers look for plant-based foods, manufacturers have also developed a wide range of snack products that mimic meat.

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Preparing for EU organic flavourings crackdown

Preparing for EU organic flavourings crackdown

17 Feb 2020

EU rules governing flavourings in organic foods are set to change in 2021, with many natural flavourings becoming off-limits to food and beverage makers who wish to keep their organic certification. What options will remain open?

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Meat snacks answer consumer protein demand

Meat snacks answer consumer protein demand

11 Feb 2020

Plant-based protein is one of industry’s hottest trends, but broader interest in high protein foods means meat snacking is also on the rise – and the range of convenience meat products available has multiplied.

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Spotlight on eye health ingredients

Spotlight on eye health ingredients

11 Feb 2020

The market for eye health ingredients and products has been rising over the past few years, as an ageing global population has coincided with increased consumer interest in nutrition-based prevention of age-related conditions.

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Low sugar trend boosts bulk sweetener innovation

Low sugar trend boosts bulk sweetener innovation

3 Feb 2020

Use of bulk sweeteners in new products is on the rise, largely driven by consumer interest in sugar-free and lower sugar products.

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How credible are weight management ingredients?

How credible are weight management ingredients?

3 Feb 2020

Weight management is one of the most in-demand areas for functional ingredients – but some compounds are more promising than others.

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Spotlight on the health halo of green tea

Spotlight on the health halo of green tea

27 Jan 2020

Green tea has gained an enormous amount of attention for its high antioxidant content, and new studies continue to back multiple benefits for the beverage and its extracts – despite uncertainty over how these benefits are delivered.

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How realistic are sustainable palm oil goals?

How realistic are sustainable palm oil goals?

27 Jan 2020

For many food and beverage companies 2020 was a target for sourcing 100% sustainable palm oil, but few have succeeded. What is holding them back?

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