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Functional Ingredients Offer the Best of Both Worlds

Functional Ingredients Offer the Best of Both Worlds

13 Oct 2014

Over the years Food & Drink International has reported on the industry, the functional ingredients sector has perhaps undergone the greatest change. It used to be the case that consumers would often have to make the choice between taste and functio...

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Is Sugar Natural?

Is Sugar Natural?

29 Sep 2014

One of the key challenges when considering any natural proposition is that it is difficult to actually define ‘natural’ and how it actually differs from other aspects such as ‘clean label’. The clean label proposition is generally considered to be seek...

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Trends in The Beverage Market

Trends in The Beverage Market

29 Oct 2013

Long gone are the days when beverages simply provided hydration. Beverage manufacturers are now jostling for a market edge in a crowded and vibrant market-place, which includes cold drinks, hot drinks, carbonated drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, f...

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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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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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Have We Forgotten about Vitamin D Deficiency, While Eating Everything That Runs Across the Serengeti, Instead of Gluten-free Spaghetti?

Have We Forgotten about Vitamin D Deficiency, While Eating Everything That Runs Across the Serengeti, Instead of Gluten-free Spaghetti?

10 Jun 2013

But will Guerrilla marketing virtually point the finger towards “open” innovation? It’s not even a Vitamin! It’s a hormone, produced in the body, and sufficient levels for health cannot be obtained from outside sources – no matter how many Mackerel or ...

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Cherries – More Than Just Antioxidants

Cherries – More Than Just Antioxidants

5 Jun 2012

Like a number of “superfruits”, cherries boast a formidable antioxidant content. However, it appears that they may have more specific health benefits to offer in a number of very promising growth areas, such as sports nutrition, pain management and com...

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