Functional Beverages

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Plink! The effervescent future of functional beverages

By Elizabeth Crawford

Once associated with refreshment and relaxation, the crack of a can or hiss of gas following the twist of bottle top is becoming a source of anxiety for some consumers who associate it with single-use plastic, broken recycling systems and unwanted litter.

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Mother and daughter's dream teas pandemic success

By Liza Laws

This is a lockdown success story about a mother and daughter from Brazil who moved to Sussex and wanted to create functional teas that not only did what they said on the tin but tasted good too.

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Form AND function: The reasons behind the functional ingredient beverage trend

By Miriam Konz, EVP corporate strategy and innovation, AMC Global

To truly leverage the functional ingredient trend, you’ll need a deep understanding of the 'why' behind consumer choices. Miriam Konz, SVP of corporate strategy and innovation at AMC Global, takes a look at some of the overarching factors.

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Where do sports drinks stand in a growing functional beverage market?

By Rachel Arthur

The increased demand for functional food and drink is anticipated to boost sports drinks sales – and yet, at the same time, growing functional claims across neighboring categories is likely to stiffen competition. How should sports drinks navigate this...

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Record sales for organic kombucha firm during pandemic

By Liza Laws

Equinox Kombucha started off being brewed in a kitchen in Calderdale, Yorkshire, after a couple of intrepid travellers returned from Asia wanting to bring the live culture and all its benefits with them.

Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries or the outer layer of the coffee fruit, are a rich source of polyphenols, which may exert brain health benefits.   Image © Bartosz Hadyniak / Getty Images

Coffee berry extract may boost alertness & mood: PepsiCo study

By Stephen Daniells

A single dose of an extracts from coffee berry – the outer layer of the coffee fruit and a rich source of polyphenols – may boost alertness in healthy men and women, with effects still observable six hours after consumption, says a new study.

Tepache - a fermented beverage made from the peel and rind of pineapples - is one of the beverages making a comeback. Pic:getty/riou

Forgotten fermentation: Uncovering Mexico’s traditional beverages

By Rachel Arthur

Could Mexico’s traditional fermented beverages offer inspiration for healthy beverages today? Researchers are calling for the recovery and conservation of ancient fermented drinks, which could offer an 'outstanding reservoir' of genetic resources...

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Brainy beverages: The growing market opportunity

By Nikki Hancocks

The global taste and nutrition company Kerry has revealed a new whitepaper with Europe-wide data detailing the opportunity in functional beverages with cognitive health benefits.

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ADM to acquire Deerland

By Hank Schultz

Global food ingredients giant ADM announced today it will acquire Deerland Probiotics & Enzymes, significantly expanding its capacity in microbiome-targeted ingredients.

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