fruit & vegetables

19 Jan 2021
--- StePac’s activities in the retail sector are being boosted by its functional standing pouches for extending fresh produce shelf-life. The resealable “grab-n-go” pouch format offers a lean functional... Read More
13 Jan 2021
--- The staple trend of ingredient naturality is becoming more pronounced as the COVID-19 health crisis has prompted consumers to opt for more natural flavors – associated with perceived healthful attributes.... Read More
16 Dec 2020
--- It's official, next year is the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021. The FAO is appealing to improve healthy and sustainable food production and reduce food loss and waste. IYFV 2021 is dedicated to raising... Read More
01 Dec 2020
--- Alongside probiotics, fermented foods and beverages are gaining traction thanks to their strong link with prebiotics, a type of fiber that stimulates the growth of gut bacteria. FoodIngredientsFirst speaks to Pieter... Read More
17 Nov 2020
--- Industry heavyweights including AAK, FrieslandCampina, Harmless Harvest Thailand, Nestlé and Unilever have joined Barry Callebaut to sign the coconut industry’s first sustainable coconut charter.
16 Nov 2020
--- Moolec Science is piloting an emergent concept called molecular farming to bioengineer crops that produce biomolecules for food applications. The new hybrid concept combines plant-based and cell-based to develop a... Read More
10 Nov 2020
--- Bösch Boden Spies extends its product family with cacaofruit brand Cabosse Naturals. Barry Callebaut launched the cacaofruit brand at the end of last month, in tune with consumers’ increasing interest in... Read More
22 Oct 2020
--- By casting off traditional associations between cacao and indulgence, Barry Callebaut shows how cacaofruit can address health, sustainability and taste demands in an entirely novel category. The company’s latest brand,... Read More
22 Oct 2020
--- Researchers have developed a portable device that detects how much capsaicin a pepper contains with the help of a smartphone. Thailand-based researcher Warakorn Limbut and colleagues developed the device as a simple,... Read More
29 Sep 2020
--- Alternative proteins are pegged as the fastest-growing industry category, according to a roundtable of experts. FoodIngredientsFirst examines the contributing factors to the segment’s sharp rise in popularity, how meat... Read More
22 Sep 2020
--- “Big Food” businesses – established players in the protein market – are notably making fast moves into the dynamic arena for meat alternatives.
14 Sep 2020
--- Danes may perceive food that spoils faster as being more natural, according to a new sociological study by the University of Copenhagen (UCPH).
11 Sep 2020
--- The row over how to name plant-based products is heating up after European meat and dairy sector stakeholders have come together to criticize plant-based offerings that use meat and dairy terminology.
27 Aug 2020
--- Cambridge Commodities has launched two new additions to its popular ProEarth range of plant-based proteins: ProEarth Fava Bean 88 percent Protein and ProEarth Chickpea 70 percent Protein. The new ProEarth Fava Bean and... Read More
25 Aug 2020
--- US-based Cultiva has launched an elastic biofilm positioned to help growers protect crops from the effects of excessive water and heat, as well as from smoke damage caused by wildfires. The spray ingredient, called Parka,... Read More
20 Aug 2020
--- The need for healthier and sustainable food prevails. On this topic, FoodIngredientsFirst attended British Nutrition Foundation (BNF)’s webinar showcasing a variety of emergent alternative protein sources and food... Read More
19 Aug 2020
--- A new report by the Vegan Society outlines alternatives to commercial grazing for farmers and landowners who wish to explore more sustainable land management practices. The practical overview was created in to help the UK... Read More
19 Aug 2020
--- Unilever has teamed up with US-based tech company Orbital Insight to boost palm oil sourcing transparency. The collaboration is piloting technology that uses geolocation data to help identify and map the individual farms and... Read More
19 Aug 2020
--- Corbion has been granted a European patent for its fruit ferments containing natural organic acids and other flavor compounds. The fruit ferments can be used in a range of food applications, including bakery. They are... Read More
17 Aug 2020
--- New technology is tackling outbreaks of illness from bagged salads containing a parasite called Cyclospora cayetanensis. The new method has been developed and validated by the US Food and Administration (FDA) to sample for... Read More