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    Is the Calorie Content of Certain Foods Being Overstated

    24 October 2012 A recent study, which was conducted by a group from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), researchers used a rigorous method for determining the energy value of almonds and found that almonds may have about 20% fewer calories than originally thought.

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When you use almonds in your formulations, you’re not only adding great taste and nutrients; you’re adding a versatile ingredient that consumers demand. Almonds bring the perfect balance to any product, and people are eating them right up. In fact, since 2006, almonds have been the number one nut used in global new product introductions.* So go ahead and serve up some extra appeal with your next product, just make sure almonds are in.
 

*Innova Market Insights, Global New Products Report, 2011.

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16 October 2017

article image Trends pushing everyday health and wellness R&D innovation

Global food ingredients manufacturer Valio will showcase the latest developments in its tailor-made solutions for food ingredients customers during Anuga, created in response to growing demand for innovative solutions. The company, which provides dairy from Finland, supplies to some of the world’s biggest producers in 60 markets. Its solutions range from lactose-free and baby food to ingredients for the pet food and health supplements industry.


16 October 2017

article image Key trends at Anuga 2017

The atmosphere at Anuga has been very positive, according to Lorenz Rau, from Koelnmesse, one of the organizers at the show. “There are so many visitors, it’s been very crowded but we’ve had great feedback so far,” he says. In terms of the food industry, in general, there is significant interest in exports in Europe, and there are major trends in the meat space, especially towards vegan and vegetarian meat replacements. Another leading trend, according to Rau, is the need for proteins and protein-enriched foods, such as yogurt, meat products and beverages. “There are so many innovations in this space, consumers want with healthy functional foods, which hold up in the health and wellness segments,” he says. 


16 October 2017

article image Cold brewed coffee as a trending beverage category

Heartland Food Products Group has been in the business of making coffee for decades and the company is now bringing the smooth taste of 100 percent authentic cold brew coffee to the masses. Built on a commitment to a strict brewing standard, Java House Authentic Cold Brew Coffee makes it easy and affordable for foodservice operators to serve the smooth taste of authentic cold brew coffee to their customers in Europe. The trend for cold brewed coffee has been strong in the US for some time, and according to Mandy Bos this is the right time to bring it to Europe. “We feel that we are ready to retail in the European markets, it has a smooth and non-bitter taste which appeals to all consumer groups. We hope it will reach a big audience as coffee refreshments are now an option for even more occasions during the day,” she says.


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