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Ingredients

By Nikesh Hindocha, regional director of AAK South East Asia Smooth and delicious chocolate is known for its premium raw materials. As the recipe for real chocolate products is mainly based on cocoa butter, manufacturers of compound chocolate products are limited in what they can do to enhance the cocoa...
Consumers increasingly want to avoid artificial colours. Victor Foo, general manager at GNT Singapore, explains how plant-based colour concentrates can deliver eye-catching shades alongside clean and clear labels Colour is key to creating appetising confectionery. It can help products stand out on the shelf, showcase enticing flavours, and influence product...
The connection between gut health and immunity is becoming increasingly apparent through scientific research. Studies have shown that a healthy gut microbiome is essential for a strong immune system.  Caroline Perreau, nutrition and health research manager at Roquette, explained: “The gut microbiome contains millions of beneficial bacteria that help to...
Consumers’ changing attitudes to life are affecting the way they indulge. Chocolate manufacturer Barry Callebaut’s recent trend research shows how changing attitudes to life were impacted by Covid, and how this has accelerated already emerging attitudes. Consumers are shifting between different attitudes, and as they do, they also look...
By Carolina Diaz Quijano, director of technical services consumer goods, Omya International Sometimes it is the little things in life that can make a big difference. Therefore, in order to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to meeting the future needs of today’s consumers, food manufacturers must carefully...
Symrise is gearing up for Gulfood Manufacturing 2023, from 7-9 Nov 2023. During the show, Symrise will demonstrate its approach to understanding consumer preferences in food & beverages, catering to various functional and emotional need states. To illustrate these, Symrise will present four distinct regional consumer personas: the traditionalist,...
The flavour and fragrance industry has always been looking for natural ingredients – even more so these day in order to meet consumer demand. Sustainability, renewability, competitiveness; there are many parameters that have been challenging to meet with traditional natural ingredients. Gaël Boyenval, director of business development for F&F...
By Christian Philippsen, managing director of BENEO, Asia-Pacific This year marks a year of firsts for the e-sports industry: In Jun, Singapore hosted the first ever Olympic e-sports week, bringing together e-athletes from all over the world to compete across 10 virtual sports1. Furthermore, Sep heralds another historic moment, as...
Rousselot and Gelnex will be showcasing their collagen and gelatine solutions and knowledge at Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) from 28-30 Nov in Frankfurt, Germany. Attendees can discover the company’s cutting-edge advancements in collagen and gelatine technology, including the science behind their benefits, new product concepts, and how food and...
Symrise has launched a range of diana food chickpea and aquafaba ingredients with multiple benefits. The ingredients open opportunities in the development of plant-based food products with cleaner labels. Chickpea has become a food of choice for nutrition-conscious consumers that care about the impact of their diet on the planet....