Prepared Foods' Special Reports section provides visitors access to a growing list of original food & beverage industry Trend and Market Analysis Reports.
Reformulating for Flexitarian Food Applications
"Flexitarian" eating means adding more plant-based foods to the diet and reducing consumption of animal-derived foods while being "flexible" enough to enjoy the occasional meat or poultry dish.
This growing trend has product developers focusing on filling a rapidly growing demand for meals and snacks that rely less on animal protein and lean toward a more plant-centered diet. It has become a mainstream category of eating that all food manufacturers should have in their sights. While a diet that limits animal products incorporates perceptions of health, economy, ecology, lifestyle and variety, formulating need not consciously address all of these concepts.
Brewed Tea, Pure and Simple: Formulate Your Success with a Clean Label
Amelia's Bay newest white paper, "Brewed Tea, Pure and Simple: Formulate Your Success With a Clean Label," gives beverage manufacturers valuable perspective on the continued potential for growth in the booming better-for-you RTD beverage category. The paper offers at-a-glance RTD beverage sales trends, as well as information about the importance of millennial consumers and how they affect RTD beverage trends on the horizon. The paper also highlights the benefits of offering clean label better-for-you brewed RTD teas.
Transform Your Tea: Balancing The Perfect Brew
Amelia's Bay newest white paper, "Transform Your Tea: Balancing the Perfect Brew," gives beverage manufacturers a thorough understanding of how brewed tea characteristics and label claims both factor into the success of their RTD iced tea products-especially significant since tea's popularity is growing as quickly as its list of health benefits. The paper highlights the importance of ensuring that the characteristics of brewed tea, like authentic taste and appearance, shine through in the final formulation, so that all label claims-real-brewed, functionality and clean-label-can be met.
As the only vertical tea brewer and formulator in North America, Amelia Bay offers unmatched tea technical expertise.
Novel Clean Label Stability Solutions: Functional Native Starches
Delivering clean label products on an industrial scale can be challenging, from processing and transportation to storage and preparation. To achieve success, it’s crucial to choose clean label functional native starches that deliver excellent texture, quality and stability. In this white paper, you will learn about novel clean label stability solutions, including how functional native starches perform in terms of stability in different applications and storage conditions.
To a Tea: Building a Better Iced Tea
Amelia Bay announces the publication of a new white paper: “To a Tea: Building a Better Iced Tea,” written to assist beverage manufacturers in making the proper decisions when it comes to formulating RTD iced tea. The paper examines the current RTD iced tea landscape and consumer trends, provides a primer on types of brewing tea bases and perhaps most importantly, offers pertinent questions brewing manufacturers should ask themselves about their end goals before they enter this growing market.
It might not be apparent in annual capital expenditure and construction reports but food ingredient suppliers are investing millions in new R&D labs and culinary centers. While food and beverage manufacturers trim research personnel and channel funds elsewhere, suppliers are stepping up to support the next generation of new product launches.
Come take a peek at some of the best and newest facilities that create an environment for rapid product development, an environment of marketplace success and keep that energy and exhilaration alive.
In fact, according to the 2013 International Food Information Council “Health and Wellness” annual survey, 93% of consumers prefer to see familiar ingredients (such as eggs) on food labels. As a result, food manufacturers are more aware and discerning about the ingredients on their product labels.
are on the rise due to potential consumer health concerns, regulatory limits on weighting agent usage levels and costs. Ingredion’s latest white paper (see pdf) presents several novel solutions to achieve high oil load and stable emulsification without the need for weighting agents.
This exclusive feature from Prepared Foods highlights the recent findings that eggs and egg ingredients are lower in cholesterol and higher in vitamin D content than previously recorded. Rich in choline, lutein and zeaxanthin, and key in boosting the nutritional properties of gluten-free foods, eggs continue to score big as a functional, nutritional, natural ingredient choice.
Due to their nutritional and functional benefits, whey protein ingredients expand the possibilities to formulate protein-packed foods and beverages that consumers demand.
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Companies need to maintain product texture, taste, appearance and ultimately cost in order to retain customer loyalty as they face each individual reformulation challenge. Sorting it all out can keep an R&D department tied up in knots for months.