Fi and Hi Europe 2022: Plant-based innovation, functional ingredients & textures

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Fi and Hi Europe 2022: Food innovation, plant-based, functional ingredients, textures, taste and trends
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As 2022 draws to a close, we reflect on the year’s biggest headlines, which offer indications of directions where the F&B sector will be heading toward next year. This year, plant-based diversification gained ground thanks to new ingredient discoveries like transforming sunflower kernels into a key ingredient in vegan chocolate. Beyond plant-based, cell-cultured...View More
Industry members shone a light on their latest introductions of clean label goods, including indulgent gluten-free desserts, vegan cheeses and novel food supplement formats at the Free From Functional Foods Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (November 22 to 23, 2022). NPD has proliferated in the “free-from” space, driven by consumers’ appetite for shorter...View More
Industry has gathered at the 25th anniversary of the SupplySide West trade show, which spotlighted how the health and nutrition industry has evolved over the last quarter of a century. There was a whole host of product launches and a sharpened focus on alternative proteins, the plant-based space, sports nutrition, botanicals, snackable creations and new flavors.
FoodIngredientsFirst was on the show floor of SIAL 2022 (October 15 - 19). The event highlighted trends and NPD shaping and inspiring the agri-food industry to transform food ecosystems for better health for people and the planet. Among key themes were functional drinks, the no-alcohol trend, alternative proteins, dairy development, and international flavors.