GNT Group introduces two EXBERRY® Coloring Foods that deliver bright orange shades in powder and oil-dispersible formats
May 12, 2020
GNT Group has launched two new EXBERRY® Coloring Foods that deliver bright orange shades in powder and oil-dispersible formats. Made from paprika and carrot, the new Brilliant Orange products provide solutions for a range of applications.
Each generation dictates the characteristics that help define their particular group. In fact, one research organization has bestowed the nickname “True Gen” onto Gen Z, due to their passion for authenticity.
International Molasses sees uptick in agriculture soil amendment product sales
April 9, 2020
International Molasses (IM), a leading supplier of molasses and natural sweeteners, has experienced a surge in demand for its EcoMolasses line in the agricultural sector. The increase comes as a wider set of fertilizer manufacturers and growers place greater emphasis on natural yet effective ingredients for soil amendment.
Honey offers functional benefits, natural sweetening in new generation of functional drinks
April 7, 2020
Many functional beverages use ingredients that are great for you—but may lack appealing taste. Not only does honey mask the unpleasant flavor of these ingredients, but it also brings familiarity to functional products that people may otherwise be unfamiliar with.
ColorMaker leads the way with creative custom natural color blends designed to enhance the visual appeal of meat-substitute products
March 26, 2020
Food processors using plant-based proteins are moving beyond beef. Several different companies are testing plant-based chicken nuggets, plant-based fish filets, plant-based salmon patties, and plant-based pork ribs.
ROHA’s new Natracol Cerise is high strength red beet-based food color capable of handling high temperatures in bakery and prepared food applications
March 26, 2020
To tackle the growing consumer need of clean labels and lead the drive towards more vegetarian and vegan food product options, ROHA USA LLC has developed Natracol Cerise, a high strength red beet-based food color capable of handling high temperatures in bakery and prepared foods applications.
Food Ingredient Solutions is pleased to introduce organic purple sweet potato color
March 25, 2020
Food Ingredient Solutions LLC is pleased to introduce organic purple sweet potato color. Purple sweet potato color is already widely used to provide stable fuschia or pink to red shades in still and carbonated beverages and grape tones in apple based drinks.
Cargill learns parents emphasize nutrition when choosing for kids; adults prioritize taste for themselves
March 9, 2020
A recent survey gauged attitudes across four key snack categories—including snack bars, salty snacks, candy and sweet baked goods—and it explored consumers’ decision-making processes when choosing snacks for themselves and their children.
A variety of industry trends are responsible for an uptick in healthy snack options:
There is a growing preference amongst snackers for products that provide more healthful options than typical snacks.
"Free from" remains a top driving trend for healthy-ingredient snack sales, with allergen- and gluten-free claims the most popular.
Protein, bite-sized snacks, and innovative flavors are in high demand.
There has been an increase in the percentage of adults who believe they snack healthier, which has climbed to 30% in the last decade. Relatedly, younger Americans are more likely to believe they eat healthier than are older adults.
Finally, the term "natural" as a marketing tool may have to change if the US Food and Drug Administration adopts regulations concerning the term.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.