22 Apr 2021 --- Mondelēz International and cocoa beans and ingredients supplier Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) have begun a new collaboration in Indonesia to create the world’s single largest sustainable commercial cocoa farm.
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Frozen food trends: Luxury-branded ready meals, functional starches & ketogenic ice cream capture appetites
19 Apr 2021 --- The appeal of frozen foods for convenient and time-saving meals remains the primary driver of sales for this category throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In this segment, meals-for-one and luxury-branded ready meals are prominent among the most in-demand positionings. In frosty dessert highlights, ketogenic ice cream pops are tapping into the consumer ethos for well-being....
08 Apr 2021 --- By copying the most important protein component of milk, casein, any kind of cheese can be recreated to be plant-based in the future. That is according to Those Vegan Cowboys, a Belgium-based company founded by the former owners of The Vegetarian Butcher.
Consumers are demanding products that are aligned with their specific lifestyles such as keto, vegan, paleo, among others. In bakery products, an astonishing rise of “keto” claims is reflected by an average annual growth of +262% (Global, CAGR 2017-2020). A key challenge for bakery manufacturers remains the (re)formulation of lifestyle-specific innovation without compromising on taste.
Plant-based foods, meat analogues, dairy alternatives and protein-enriched foods and beverages have never been more popular. In this white paper, we look at how oat ingredients, such as PrOatein oat protein and PromOat oat beta-glucan can be used in new product development, to add both health and functional benefits to your innovative products.
With plant based trends reaching global phenomenon status, the “plant based” definition is ever-evolving. Its rising mainstream appeal will drive expansion to different regions and categories in 2021 and beyond, including accelerated demand for new formats, plant proteins and more sophisticated alternatives. As consumers are powering up on plant protein, opportunities and challenges...
Arla Foods Ingredients is exploring new solutions that help guide protein enrichment when branching out into functional beverages. The company has launched Lacprodan ISO. Clear, which is a tasteless solution for clear juices. The ingredient can be incorporated easily into juice-producing processes for an added protein punch in health drinks.
22 Apr 2021 --- ZX Ventures, AB InBev’s global investment and innovation group, has established an R&D partnership with Clara Foods, a specialist in animal-free protein production, to unlock the possibilities of precision fermentation at... Read More
Earth Day: Industry pivots toward upcycled ingredients, localized sourcing and resource efficiencies
22 Apr 2021 --- Earth Day is globally acknowledged each year by industry leaders piloting initiatives to uphold robust and planet-friendly food supply chains. This year’s highlights include Lycored spreading “love letters” that... Read More
22 Apr 2021 --- Nespresso’s limited edition La Cumplida Refinada coffee is Nestlé’s first coffee to “unlock” a differentiated profile through post-harvest fermentation, a natural process that takes place at the farm... Read More
22 Apr 2021 --- PepsiCo plans to spread regenerative farming practices across seven million acres, equal to the same size of land it uses to grow crops for the F&B giant’s products by 2030. This will see more initiatives like... Read More
Ingredient Focus : What's the scoop on global nutritional desserts?
About one out of three desserts carry a health claim in 2020, with half of the global desserts with a health claim being launched in Europe. Dairy-based Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt maintain the top position with 37 percent of dessert launches tracked with a health claim in 2020. Meanwhile,... More
Analysis Feature Frozen Foods innovation
Frozen food launches are increasing globally, featuring a +20% year-over-year growth when comparing 2019 and 2020 launches. In 2020, the top category for global frozen food launches is Desserts & Ice Cream (27%). In 2020, Salt & Salt Substitutes (63%), Sugar, Syrup & Honey Products (62%), and Thickeners (57%) are the leading ingredient categories among the frozen foods tracked. The top...View Analysis