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Stevia as the natural sweetener choice

09 Nov 2018

Stevia's application continues to grow in food and beverages, appealing especially to consumers looking for products with natural credentials. In North and Latin America, Soft Drinks leads as a category in terms of the inclusion of stevia.

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01 Jul 2020 | Innova Market Insights

As key additives in growingly prevalent plant-based nutrition options, enzymes are having a moment in the spotlight. Xylanase, often used in wheat flour for improving dough handling and general quality of baked products, is pegged as the fastest growing ingredient in this category. Novel functional enzymes... Read More

02 Jun 2020 | Innova Market Insights

The beer and wine market remains stable in terms of launches, with newly launched offerings with functional ingredients, such as CBD and ashwagandha, playing into Innova Market Insights' #8 Top Trend, "A Star is Born." Non-alcoholic wine is gaining momentum, pegged by the market researcher as the fastest... Read More

01 May 2020 | Innova Market Insights

Hydrocolloids are used in a myriad of products, countries and parts of the processed food supply chain. Competition in the “convenience” market is expected to further intensify with new innovative techniques to produce and position the hydrocolloid products. Meanwhile, growth in the plant-based market is... Read More

01 Apr 2020 | Innova Market Insights

NPD in dairy is bolstered by the “Storytelling: Winning with Words” trend of 2020. Probiotic claims continue to enjoy time in the spotlight, while brands experiment with novel flavor innovation with taste profiles such as guava, jalapeno and truffle. Meanwhile, clean label remains popular as products without... Read More

01 Mar 2020 | Uelzena Ingredients

The indexed number of sweet treats tracked with sweetened condensed milk saw a 14 percent annual year-on-year growth in 2019, reports Innova Market Insights. Tapping into consumer appetite for low-fat products, "extra-indulgent" products are switching out the ingredient for a skimmed milk variety. Tapping... Read More

04 Feb 2020 | Innova Market Insights

Riding the momentum of plant-based popularity, egg replacements are expanding across a range of formats. Appealing to vegan and flexitarian consumers, these solutions are formulated to match the flavor, texture, and versatility of eggs, for better baking, frying and scrambling applications.

15 Jan 2020 | Innova Market Insights

A steady rise in fiber-related claims has been observed across global markets. Not only does the gut-healthy ingredient enjoy a starring role in food and beverage products, it has also been tracked in renewable wood-based packaging. Innova Market Insights takes a closer look at the diversification of... Read More

05 Dec 2019 | Innova Market Insights

Proteins derived from plants are seeing a surge in popularity, with an average rise in new launches of 9 percent between 2018 and 2014. However, the rate of growth is starting to slow down in regions including North America.

12 Nov 2019 | Scelta Mushrooms

Plant-based food and supplement launches tracked with vitamin D have experienced an average annual growth of 38 percent (Global, CAGR 2014-2018). Globally, within the plant-based space, the bone-building vitamin is most commonly sought after in supplements, followed by the dairy and sports nutrition... Read More

14 Oct 2019 | Beneo

Prebiotics are key in supporting overall health and inner wellbeing. As a result, there has been a 37 percent annual growth in food and beverage launches tracked with a prebiotic claim and a feel-good claim (Global, CAGR 2014-2018). While Baby and Toddlers is the number one category for prebiotics, Sports... Read More

01 Sep 2019 | Innova Market Insights

There is global growth of launches featuring sugar related claims, such as "low sugar." In conjunction with such claims, data shows that "no additives/preservatives" is also often used. This matches the global turnaway from sugar laden products, as consumers seek healthier dietary options.

01 Aug 2019 | Innova Market Insights

Quinoa has been a trendy grain for some years, with its position being bolstered by its ever-expanding health halo. The grain is increasingly featuring in Ready Meals & Side Dishes NPD, as well as within products that tout Ancient Grains on their labels. Quinoa is also being featured in Sports Nutrition... Read More

17 Jul 2019 | Carbery

Protein is enjoying vast innovation in sports, as well as medical nutrition. A key ingredient in this space is whey protein, which has seen an average of 39 percent average annual growth between 2014 and 2018. Application possibilities are wide, ranging from power bars to infant formula. The ingredient is... Read More

13 Jun 2019 | Agropur

Food and beverage launches featuring dairy proteins are seeing steady growth, with a CAGR of 7 percent (Global, 2014-2018), according to Innova Market Insights data. Sports nutrition is the leading market category featuring dairy proteins. With innovative launches seen in the seniors and infant categories,... Read More

17 May 2019 | Innova Market Insights

With their healthy image, botanicals are finding increased application in food and beverage NPD. The fastest growing botanical ingredient is spirulina extract.

17 Apr 2019 | Beneo

As consumers become more aware of the connection between nutrition, physical health and mental wellbeing, there is a strong demand for digestive health boosting food and beverages. As a result, fiber, pre and probiotics are seeing growing interest and increased NPD.

11 Mar 2019 | Almond Board of California

Globalization is sparking the consumer’s curiosity to discover new food and drinks, and that includes a curiosity for novel snacks. Since eating plant-based is becoming mainstream, industry thrives on plants. Meanwhile an increasing number of consumers is seeking out alternative proteins.