Ingredion introduces ASTRAEA® allulose, new rare sugar with great taste and fewer calories
December 7, 2018
Available in 2019, ASTRAEA Allulose will enable food and beverage manufacturers throughout the Americas to reduce calories from sucrose and other caloric sweeteners in a wide range of products, including beverages, dairy, bakery and confectionery items.
Cargill showcasing reduced sugar, clean label drinks, foods at SupplySide West
October 18, 2018
Cargill experts also will be on hand to discuss such topics as the shifting global dairy market, exploring the rise of dairy alternatives, the importance of label-friendly ingredients and transparency, and tracking other key consumer trends.
In recent years, even as sucrose has continued to score at the top of consumers’ professed ingredient concerns, nutritive sweeteners and even plain sucrose have shed many of their unwarranted negative connotations to reassert their class as sweeteners of choice for a spectrum of food and beverage formulations.
Consumers avoid additives/preservatives, seek labels with simple ingredients
October 8, 2018
According to Rockville, Md.-based Packaged Facts, clean label is defined by consumers globally as no pesticides/chemicals/toxins (31%); free from allergens (24%); no GMOs (23%); minimally processed (16%); simple/short ingredient lists (11%) and transparent packaging (7%).
The survey highlights that more Americans blame carbohydrates, and specifically sugar, for weight gain. Although sugars continue to be the most cited cause of weight gain (33%), carbs ranked second at 25%, up from 20% in 2017, the survey states.
“When it comes to sourcing, consumers are increasingly more knowledgeable about food ingredients, which influences the products they purchase,” says Frank Flider, oils expert, QUALISOY, Chesterfield, MO. “They are no longer satisfied with merely knowing that a food is nutritionally beneficial—they want to know why.”
Layn using new website, “byLayn” branding to share industry expertise
September 24, 2018
“We believe the new look and feel of our branded ingredients, and redesign of our corporate website helps to better communicate and highlight the ways Layn is leading the future of sweet,” adds Elaine Yu, president of Layn USA. “Layn delivers the broadest portfolio of sweetener platforms, proprietary formulations, and custom taste profiles to meet global formulation needs.”
Check out the April 2019 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on RTD coffee and tea drinks and ingredients, trends that are shaping the future of desserts, emerging botanical ingredients, and much more.