2015 Review: The Key Ingredient Launches

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  • Parabel has developed a proprietary growth and processing technique to extract a protein concentrate out of the Lemnoideae plant. The crop has a high level of protein (40%) and Parabel grows it with a yield per hectare that is higher than any other crop today – even higher than GM Soy. The resultant product, Lentein, is soy-, gluten- and lactose-free and non-GMO. Parabel’s mix of species delivers around 40% of protein, depending on where it is grown and what species that are included. The growth system is made up by lined raceways and so there is no risk of any contamination from the soil which can happen with crops that are grown in water like rice or algae.  

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Dairy diversification

Nov 2017

Dairy is one of the most active categories in the global food and beverages industry. Dairy products are naturally fortified with protein, which is highly valued by consumers. Through continuous innovation, the industry provides diversified choices to fulfill consumers’ specific demands. Many highlights have been observed within the new product development of dairy. Driven by Greek yogurt’s huge success, high-protein products featuring Skyr are set to surge outside of its hometown of Iceland and spread to the rest of the world. In addition to almond milk and soy milk, alternative dairy drinks with different plant bases are appearing in the market. More premium products are offering consumers with enhanced indulgent experience.


In a nutshell: Nuts & seeds NPD

Oct 2017

As natural ingredients, nuts and seeds have been widely applied in food and beverage products for a long time. Consumers show great interest in these healthy ingredients because of their inherent benefits. Nowadays, not only whole nuts and seeds, but also nut butters, nut milks, nut oils and exotic seeds – such as chia and quinoa – have taken off in the global market. Active platforms for their application include high/source of fiber/protein, digestive/gut health, immune health and brain health.


Chocolate NPD explores new frontiers

Oct 2017

Chocolate is being widely used across various product categories, either as a base or as a source of flavor. The most active categories for chocolate applications include bakery, confectionery and desserts & ice cream. Additionally, chocolate is increasingly being used in soups, alcoholic beverages and flavored bottled waters. Meanwhile, finished products with chocolate are offering more health benefits, such as skin health and heart health, in combination with other nutrients. Cacao nibs are an emerging ingredient for chocolate application, featuring a chocolate flavor, crunchy texture and extra health benefits.