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The Essential Guide for Selecting a Custom Nutrient Premix Supplier

Published on Jul 18, 2018 By: George Glass

Functional foods and beverages—those that provide benefits beyond basic nutrition—are big business these days as consumers increasingly expect their food to “do more” for them. According to the International Food Information Council (IFIC)1, the category includes dietary supplements and vitamins, energy and sports drinks, and foods fortified with nutrients and probiotics—and it is growing rapidly. In fact, the category generated worldwide sales of $258.8 billion in 2014 and is expected to top $377 billion by 2020.2 

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Will Personalized Nutrition Ever Go Mainstream?

Published on Jul 2, 2018 By: George Glass

There is no one-size-fits-all diet. Individuals don’t all have the same dietary needs, and their bodies don’t always respond the same way to the same foods. Personalized nutrition is a systems biology approach to designing a customized diet based on an individual’s specific needs. It evaluates factors such as genetics, gut microbiome, metabolism, body metrics, and lifestyle.

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Generation Z Is Shaking Up the Food and Beverage Industries - Here's How

Published on Jun 4, 2018 By: George Glass

Did you know that Generation Z and Millennials combined now comprise almost half of the U.S. population?1 But don’t expect that what worked for Millennials will work for Gen Z. In many ways, how they think and what they expect are worlds apart. 

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5 Fast Facts about the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act

Published on Apr 10, 2018 By: George Glass

Did you know that families can use SNAP benefits to purchase soda and candy, but not multivitamins? Proposed bipartisan legislation H.R. 3841, known as the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2017, would allow certain multivitamin-mineral supplements to be purchased with SNAP benefits.

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What's Behind the Refrigerated Nutrition Bars Trend?

Published on Apr 5, 2018 By: George Glass

Why put a nutrition bar in the refrigerated produce section? Because that’s where the customers are! Grocery store perimeter sales continue to outpace center aisle sales, growing at more than twice the rate.1 Be on the lookout for bars with front-of-package terms like refrigerated, chilled, and especially, fresh

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How Gluten-Free Living is Impacting the Food & Beverage Industries

Published on Jan 25, 2018 By: Blake Powers

A strong appetite for foods that are thought to be “healthy” or “clean” has been fueling gluten-free product sales for years. People suffering from celiac disease—an autoimmune disorder that in which consuming gluten damages the small intestine—make up the core of the gluten-free foods market, but health-conscious consumers have also embraced the gluten-free lifestyle. According to the consumer data group Euromonitor, worldwide gluten-free food sales grew to $3.5 billion in 2016, up from just $1.7 billion in 2011. By 2020, the group expects the market to reach $4.7 billion.1

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Plant-Based Meals: Passing Trend or the New Norm?

Published on Oct 26, 2017 By: Blake Powers

Consumers seem more interested than ever in finding ways to reduce their consumption of meat and dairy. Five percent of American grocery shoppers were following a vegetarian diet in 2016, while 2% were on a vegan diet and 2% were avoiding dairy, according to A. Elizabeth Sloan in her Food Technology magazine article about the top ten trends for 2017.

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Fortified Toddler Milk: A Recipe for Success

Published on Oct 25, 2017 By: Blake Powers

Did you know that a toddler is more active than at any other point in life, averaging 2,368 steps per hour? Optimal nutrition is the foundation for this period of growth and activity. Though they’re not babies anymore, their nutrient needs are still different from those of older kids or adults.

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Four Key Considerations for Developing a Custom Nutrient Premix

Published on Oct 24, 2017 By: Blake Powers

The World Health Organization’s Guidelines on Food Fortification with Micronutrients spends nearly 40 pages(!) on factors to consider when choosing nutrients for fortification, which range from sensory problems to ingredient interactions. Fortunately, our checklist provides a simple way for product developers to get it right. 

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Custom Nutrient Premixes Are Good for Business

Published on Oct 23, 2017 By: Blake Powers

Consumers today expect more from their foods than ever before. “Functional foods” are defined by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) as “foods or food components that may provide benefits beyond basic nutrition.”1 These include dietary supplements, energy and sports drinks, and foods fortified with nutrients and/or probiotics—continues to grow by leaps and bounds. 

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