Stevia is perhaps unique among food ingredients because it’s most valued for what...
Confectionery products include sensitive products, hard candies, biscuits, chocolates, jellied items, sugar-coated drops or tablets, sugar and popcorn. These items often lost quality and shelf-life when they come into contact with air humidity that is too high.
Stevia is perhaps unique among food ingredients because it’s most valued for what it doesn’t do. It doesn’t add calories. Unlike other sugar substitutes, stevia is derived from a plant but there have been concerns about whether it is safe for consumption. Callum Tyndall finds out more.
The UK government’s decision to legalise cannabis-derived medical products is the biggest sign yet that the booming weed-infused food and drink industry will find its feet in Britain.
The extreme prolonged summer weather experienced around the world is having an impact that makes the concept of climate change more real for producers through to consumers, highlighting ways in which it may challenge the FMCG status quo.
For meat and dairy manufacturers, the shift towards low/no meat and animal product-free diets presents a serious threat.
Food and drink brands seeking to engage consumers in the US with high-quality credentials should focus on product freshness and local ingredients sourcing, with organic and natural credentials also finding significant appeal in this market.
Scottish ice cream parlour ICE has debuted mayonnaise flavoured ice cream featuring scoops of Hellmann’s Real mayonnaise to an unsurprisingly divided social media audience.
According to GlobalData, nearly one-quarter (23%) of the global population stated they follow a ‘low meat diet’ when asked to describe their daily diet. This suggests that the flexitarian diet is on trend, proving to be the most popular diet among consumers globally.
The intestinal tract is the organ in the body that digests and absorbs food. It is populated by trillions of bacteria that are required for keeping the body healthy. These bacteria can be affected by a number of aspects and when this occurs, probiotics can help to reset the balance. Pamela Kokoszka finds out more.
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