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Ingredients

There is no doubt that food has to taste good; it is of paramount importance. At the same time, it should look attractive, smell fresh, and, once in the mouth, deliver a whole gamut of textural and sensorial delights. Mouthfeel is critical and formulators have long known the value...
Chris Weng, regional growth platform leader, plant-based proteins, Asia-Pacific; and Finna Natacia, innovation lead, low moisture systems, Asia-Pacific, Ingredion, provide an overview of meat alternatives in this region. Who would have guessed the future of protein would be plant-based? While animal protein continues to be a dominant source of protein...
Consumers across the globe are becoming more conscious about their health more than ever before, as they look to seek out new products which can offer convenience and a nutritional boost. This desire has led to the probiotic market witnessing considerable growth over the last couple of decades, and...
Changing demands and perceptions of food and beverage have created a more adventurous consumer with an appetite for foods that go beyond taste. Avinash Lal, market research and consumer insights director at Kerry Asia- Pacific, Middle East and Africa, discusses how appearance, texture, sound, fragrance and flavour work together...
Nutritional needs changes as people age. Christian Philippsen, managing director at Beneo, discusses the most important nutrients needed in overall health management, and how food manufacturers can play an active role in meeting these needs by providing more natural, functional food ingredients with proven health benefits. Healthy aging starts from...
By THOMAS BERNSMEIER and OLENA URSOLOV A sorbet resembling ice cream was already known in European antiquity, more than 2,000 years ago. A Greek poet describes it as being made from glacial snow with ingredients such as fruit, honey or rose water. Ice cream is a sweetened frozen food typically...