Every 1-2 months we publish a new report on a relevant and emerging topic for the food & beverage industry.
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Over the last decade, there have been growing calls to reduce the amount of sugar in our diet as a growing number of chronic conditions can be linked to excessive consumption. This has resulted in the evolution of an entire industry searching for new solutions to replace or reduce sugar.
April 15, 2021
‘AI and big data technologies are becoming increasingly important for food insights professionals and product developers’. Its use has gained momentum in the last five years with many companies publicizing the successful implementation of big data applications within their businesses.
Nov 5, 2020
Reducing salt intake is not as high on consumers’ goals as reducing sugar, mainly because salt has not seen the same level of publicity. In addition, the health impact of excessive salt is a lot less obvious than in the case of sugar.
June 3, 2020
Fad diets are very popular and the go-to solution for people looking to lose weight. Research has shown that most of these diets don’t work for a number of reasons. However, a number of startups and large CPGs are looking at personalized nutrition and providing consumers with diets based on their genetic inclinations.
April 9, 2020
Collagen, a mainstay of the beauty industry’s anti-aging segment, has started to debut as a functional ingredient in food and drink. The richest sources of collagen - direct and indirect - are mainly animal-derived. This fact means that most collagen supplements and foods are out of bounds for vegan consumers and those on a primarily plant-based diet.
Feb 27, 2020
People are becoming more conscious of the amount of alcohol they consume and will expect sober options for both in-home and out-of-home consumption. Find out why is the low-and-no alcohol beverage category emerging as a trend and which ingredients will attribute to its rise.
Jan 21, 2020
Essential oils have become an increasingly ‘essential’ part of our daily lives, found today in consumer products ranging from packaged food and drink to surface cleaners. One such product gaining much interest is copaiba oil. Find out how does it help in mood management and why it could pave the way for products in the CPG space?
Dec 5, 2019
For most of us, the skin and peels of many fruits and vegetables are intended to be thrown away. However, did you know that you could consume most of them? A case in point - banana peel flour that is emerging as a viable substitute for wholemeal flour to make bread.
Sep 24, 2019
Strawberries on burgers? Vanilla tamarind ice-cream? These combinations may, at first, seem like they wouldn't go together, but can turn out to be spectacular new taste sensations. Download this white paper to know more about flavor pairing and how you can arrive at the next big flavor combination.
Aug 21, 2019
Rising concerns over food sustainability will see plant-based alternatives to fish becoming a massive trend in the coming years. Exotic ingredients will grow alongside more familiar ingredients such as eggplant and carrot as potential alternatives to fish. Download this white paper to know why plant-based fish will be the next trend in plant-based foods.
Jul 12, 2019