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These are all the posts that have been tagged with healthy.

Cocoa at tipping point

7 February 2012 – Cocoa – the antioxidant rich raw ingredient used to make chocolate – is poised to become a major force in the market for functional and healthier food products, according to Julian Mellentin, director of consultancy New Nutrition Business. Pointing to an Article 13.5 health claims application recently lodged by chocolate producer […]

Stagnant sales for European confectionery

6 December 2011 – Latest research from Mintel on the sugar and gum confectionery market in Europe reveals that in the big five European countries, sales of sugar and gum confectionery have remained stagnant over the past four years (2008–2011), from €8.6 billion in 2008 to an estimated €8.9bn in 2011. Sales particularly declined in […]

Sweetening chocolate

29 November 2011 – Recently, consumers are more and more consciously looking for products free from certain ingredients such as additives, preservatives or refined sugars. They are constantly balancing their desire for something natural and healthy with something tasty. Barry Callebaut now offers an alternative: Sweet by Fruits. This chocolate is sweetened by all natural […]

Fat substitute for baked goods

2 November 2011 – Stratum Nutrition has introduced ApuraGreen, a whole fruit kiwi pectin paste ingredient that allows for extended shelf life in baked goods with a clean label, such as cookies and muffins. The natural composition provides the functional humectancy, which allows for softer, fresher products with an extended shelf life, sugar and fat […]

Novel applications for peanut flour

5 October 2011 – Peanut flour – a source of high quality plant protein, dietary fibre and essential minerals – is gaining increasing acceptance among food manufacturers around the world. Not only used in mainstream products such as confectionery products and baked goods, it is now finding new uses in innovative applications such as powdered […]

UK growth for Blue Diamond Almonds

3 October 2011 – Blue Diamond Almonds is keen to expand its presence in the UK market with its own brand consumer products and ingredients for food manufacturers. The California based company is launching a major marketing campaign throughout Europe, but is particularly focused on raising the profile of its snacks and ingredients in retail, […]

Bigger spend on Tooth friendly chocolate

12 September 2011 – Research conducted by Beneo confirms that consumers are hankering after a healthier alternative to sugar coated chocolate sweets and are willing to pay a 10% higher price for toothfriendly variations if they came to market. With its expertise in developing new confectionery concepts and the non-cariogenic properties of its functional ingredient, […]

Bright future for peanuts

8 September 2011 – The American Peanut Council forecasts a bright future for high protein peanut flour in line with increased demand for quality plant protein. Recent reports have predicted a boom in the high quality protein market as consumers begin to recognise protein’s weight management potential. Once only the domain of the sporting elite, […]

Cocoa flavanols improve eye and brain function

10 May 2011 – Cosumption of cocoa flavanols may improve aspects of eye and brain function, says a study released by the University of Reading. The study showed that performance on vision tests in healthy young adults and some aspects of cognitive performance can be improved by the acute intake of cocoa flavanols. Improvements in […]

Think orange

28 April 2011 – LycoRed, Israel, has announced its latest formulation for natural beta-carotene colour, Lyc-O-Beta 1% CWS. Lyc-O-Beta is a natural beta-carotene colour in powder form, designed to instantly dissolve when mixed with cold water. It is suitable for use in a variety of applications such as beverages, dairy, bakery and confectionery. Lyc-o-Beta’s formulation […]

Sugar free flavours

28 April 2011 – Verve, a natural chewing gum manufacturer in the US, has expanded their line of Glee Gum with two new, sugar free varieties – Refresh Mint and Lemon Lime. In response to growing consumer concern over artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sugar free Glee Gum is the only gum in the US sweetened […]

Continuous hot air popper

12 April 2011 – C. Cretors and Company has introduced the OriginateAir. Designed for caramel corn shops and other concession locations, the OriginateAir continuously pops and puffs up to 40 pounds of popcorn or other healthy snacks per hour. Kernels are popped in a steady current of hot air, creating uniform popcorn with very little […]

Cargill expands into India

29 March 2011 – Cargill has signed an agreement with Marico to acquire its refined sunflower oil brand Sweekar. The scope of the acquisition is limited to the product brand only. This acquisition not only strengthens Cargill’s existing portfolio of leading edible oil consumer brands, but also expands its market reach in India’s premium sunflower […]

Fortified confectionery

23 February 2011 – Lyc-O-Mato from LycoRed, is a natural lycopene complex designed for a wide range of specific health conditions, from cardiovascular health through beauty. Lyc-O-mato contains several carotenoids with high antioxidant properties, and in recent clinical studies was shown to reduce blood pressure and increase endothelial cell function. In a novel research on […]