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Polyphenols: What Are They and Why Are They Beneficial?

Published on Feb 18, 2019 By: George Glass

What do red wine, green tea, turmeric, and cranberries have in common? They’re all packed full of polyphenols—antioxidant phytochemicals with enormous potential health benefits. More than 8,000 polyphenolic compounds have been identified, including the trending ingredients curcumin, resveratrol, and quercetin.1 Learn what’s driving the growth of polyphenols in foods, beverages, and nutrition supplements and how to tap into this expanding market.

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Tags: nutrition


Why Consumers Are Crazy for Keto

Published on Feb 11, 2019 By: George Glass

Did you know the keto diet was the most frequently googled diet of 2018?1 Due to promises of weight loss, improved energy, and the elimination of carb cravings, the keto diet has gained a devoted following. But due to its strict fat to carb ratio, consumers are turning to manufactured keto foods, beverages, and supplements to make it easier. Learn what keto followers are looking for and what you can do to tap into this growing market.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


8 Key Takeaways from the CRN's Recent Report on Nutritional Supplements

Published on Feb 8, 2019 By: George Glass

The results are in from the latest Center for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements.1 The CRN’s national survey tracks consumer use of nutritional supplements, as well as consumer confidence in the supplement industry. Highlights include growing supplement use, the rise of turmeric, and leading consumer motivations for supplement use, including improved energy and bone health. Here’s what you need to know.

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Addressing Iron Deficiency with Fortification

Published on Feb 6, 2019 By: George Glass

Though healthy eating is in, many Americans still struggle to achieve an adequate intake of all the essential vitamins and minerals. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, this includes vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as the minerals potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron.1 Iron fortification can be a special challenge due to its taste and reactivity. Learn how options in bioavailability and microencapsulation can create successful iron-fortified foods and beverages that meet consumers' needs.

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Top 5 Factors Behind the Rising Demand for Food Fortification

Published on Feb 4, 2019 By: George Glass

The global food premix market is forecast to grow at an impressive CAGR of 6.5% between 2018 and 2023, reaching $1.9 billion in 2023.1While vitamins make up the largest share of nutrient premixes, other fortifications in demand include minerals, fiber, amino acids, and nucleotides. Here, we’ll examine the top reasons that demand for fortified foods and beverages is on the rise, with a look at demographics, regions, and popular products for fortification.

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The Top 5 Functional Beverage Flavor Trends for 2019

Published on Feb 1, 2019 By: George Glass

Functional beverages have become a vital part of the ready-to-drink landscape as consumers shift to better-for-you options. But providing health and wellness benefits like improved energy, sleep, immunity, or weight loss brings unique formulation challenges. Functional beverages require special attention to flavor to cover the bitter and off flavors often associated with functional ingredients. Learn how to flavor with fortifications in mind plus this year’s top flavor trends for functional beverages.

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Digestive Health in 2019: It's Time to Go with the Gut

Published on Jan 30, 2019 By: George Glass

One in four U.S. consumers seeks food and beverage products with probiotics or prebiotics, according to market research firm Packaged Facts.1 Consumer interest in improved digestive health, immune function, and increasingly, mental health is driving this trend to new heights and propelling innovation. Learn about ingredients and products that support digestive health and why Kroger picked “gut healthy foods” as a top trend for 2019.

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How Millennial Consumers are Shaping the Food and Beverage Industries

Published on Jan 28, 2019 By: George Glass

The 80-million-strong millennial generation is like a perfect storm hitting the food industry. They hold huge buying power in today's market, and are expected to spend approximately $600 billion1 in 2017.  And they have strong ideas about what they want (or don’t want) in their food. Their tastes are having a quick and dramatic effect on the industry. 

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What Are Some of 2019's Superfoods?

Published on Jan 7, 2019 By: George Glass

Acai, kale, turmeric, quinoa, coconut oil, kombucha—nothing generates buzz like a superfood. With health and wellness top of mind, Americans continue to use food as medicine. This year’s trending superfoods include an ancient grain, a fruit oil, and a nut that’s actually not a nut at all.

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Exploring Cereal's Transition From Breakfast Table to Snacking Staple

Published on Dec 17, 2018 By: George Glass

With the rise of snackification, ready-to-eat (RTE) cereal has expanded beyond the breakfast bowl to an anytime, anywhere treat. Designing RTE cereals to be more snackable may be the perfect opportunity to reinvigorate cereal sales amidst breakfast time competition like yogurt, bars, and on-the-go breakfast sandwiches.

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Tags: nutrition