Use of starches in flavor and cloud emulsions is increasing due to the price volatility of the gum market, says Adrienne Stucky, associate food scientist at Tate & Lyle. Starches are becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective replacement for gum Arabic in flavored oil emulsions, she says.
Consumers have become more aware – and more open to – probiotics and prebiotics and their potential benefits. At the same time, ingredient companies are extending the possible applications for probiotic and prebiotic inclusions in beverages.
Thirty years ago, when Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, Calif., opened its doors, fewer than 50 breweries existed in the United States. Today, while consolidation has continued with large domestic brewers, more than 1,500 craft breweries are in operation.