The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is requesting additional data from the food industry on the use of sucrose esters derived from fatty acids (E473), a food additive used in baked goods and flavoured drinks.
‘This is a breakthrough product that could ultimately make sugar obsolete'
The term ‘game-changer’ is bandied around with wearying regularity by food start-ups, but HEYLO – a patented combination of acacia fiber and stevia promising to blow rivals out of the water in the sugar replacement stakes – may actually warrant this moniker,...
Interest in adaptogens like Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Maca, and Holy Basil is on the rise among food and beverage formulators, but what do they do, which brands are blazing an early trail, and who is buying the products?
Consumers are taking a holistic approach to their health, which is why beverage development company Imbibe predicts that the top beverage ingredients in 2018 will be ones with cognitive, immune health, and beauty claims.
PureCircle has partnered with tobacco farmers in North Carolina (US) to commercially grow its StarLeaf stevia for the next planting season, to meet growing demand for food and beverage launches using the plant-based sweetener.
It's the ‘gold standard’ for sweetness, competitors use it and artificial sweeteners aren’t clean label. Unfortunately, there are more incentives to make sugary food in Europe than there are to avoid it, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report,...
Monk fruit has overcome the scalability issues to be a solid contender for stevia's natural sweetener crown. But the fruit's higher price tag and stevia's taste problem still means monk fruit-stevia blends are best, says Layn.
The demand for healthy and natural products has led to the adoption of plant-based sweeteners such as stevia and monk fruit, with these natural sweeteners offering 200 to 300 times the sweetening power of processed sugar. In this guest article, Ravi Chawat...
Consumer awareness of probiotics and their functional health benefits continues to grow with 79% of them saying they would prefer to consume probiotics in food and beverage products rather than supplements, Ganeden’s 2017 SSI Consumers Survey found.