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Top Five Trends for Flavourings

Top Five Trends for Flavourings

10 Sep 2013

According to a report from BCC research, the global flavour industry was worth $11.1 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to nearly $14.5 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 5.4%. The soft drinks market accounts for nearly 65% of the flavouring mark...

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Food and Beverage Colours: Consumers Demand a Natural Rainbow

Food and Beverage Colours: Consumers Demand a Natural Rainbow

10 Sep 2013

Colour influences our food choices more than we realise. The main purpose of colour ingredients in food and beverages is to offset the colour that is lost during processing, or to enhance the naturally occurring colour. Nobody wants a fruit flavoured d...

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Biscuits move Breakfast in New Directions, or Vice Versa?

Biscuits move Breakfast in New Directions, or Vice Versa?

27 Aug 2013

Nutritionists frequently refer to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism and weight.  Even so, there are lar...

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EFSA is Currently Considering Five Claims for Caffeine, and an Opinion is Expected by the End of 2013

EFSA is Currently Considering Five Claims for Caffeine, and an Opinion is Expected by the End of 2013

27 Aug 2013

Caffeine is a well-known functional ingredient widely used in the nutritional products industry. Energy drinks, sports foods, fortified foods and food supplements (including energy shots) containing caffeine have a significant EU market share, and the ...

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How Do Consumers Decide to Take Omega-3s?

How Do Consumers Decide to Take Omega-3s?

20 Aug 2013

Omega-3 supplements have continued to gain in popularity, and in most of the world, awareness that omega-3s are good for you is almost universal (see the figure on the left). Yet while consumers may be familiar with omega-3s, they do not necessarily un...

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Nutraceuticals and Beyond

Nutraceuticals and Beyond

20 Aug 2013

Over the last 20 years, Nutraceuticals have gone from relatively unknown research breakthroughs wrapped in legislative restrictions and controversy, to become a regular part of the weekly shopping basket of the ever increasingly health conscious consum...

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Potato Snacks – New Directions or More of the Same?

Potato Snacks – New Directions or More of the Same?

29 Jul 2013

  Efforts to innovate in increasingly competitive markets have resulted in increasing segmentation and blurring of traditional definitions in many food and drinks markets. While the consumer does not really care about this – only seeing a gr...

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Trend Watch: Oral Health

Trend Watch: Oral Health

23 Jul 2013

According to Euromonitor International research, oral health is the sixth most popular positioning platform for health and wellness-oriented foods and beverages. We take a look at some potential new opportunities, including how the all-powerful natural...

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Reducing Salt While Keeping Food Choices Tasty

Reducing Salt While Keeping Food Choices Tasty

9 Jul 2013

Used for thousands of years for both its technological and taste properties, salt has been in the spotlight for many years. For some, like Pierre Meneton from Inserm [the French public research body dedicated to human health] it’s poison: he compares t...

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What Makes Food Good?

What Makes Food Good?

9 Jul 2013

This is a question best considered on a sun-drenched terrace overlooking a lake with snow-capped mountains in the background! At your right hand is a glass of good wine; an empty plate has probably just been taken away. Has that got you in the right mo...

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Seafood Vs. Functional Foods Vs. Supplements: How do Europeans Get Their Omega-3s?

Seafood Vs. Functional Foods Vs. Supplements: How do Europeans Get Their Omega-3s?

1 Jul 2013

The market for omega-3s around the globe has been growing rapidly with continued growth in the 10% range predicted for the next 3-4 years. While Europe is a more mature market, growth in 2011 was still a respectable 6% and varied product offerings and ...

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Diabetic Breakfasts – A Key Focus of New Product Development

Diabetic Breakfasts – A Key Focus of New Product Development

25 Jun 2013

Almost 350 million people in the world have diabetes, and selecting the right foods to adequately manage the disease is a daily chore for many, particularly where breakfast is concerned. What is required are breakfast options for this demographic that ...

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