Ingredient Spotlight

Tea's health halo boosts popularity as beverage ingredient

Beverage-makers use tea to add benefits to other beverages
By Jessica Jacobsen
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In the CBS drama “The Mentalist,” consultant Patrick Jane surveys the crime scene looking for clues that others might have overlooked. But the pesky former psychic also seems to be on the hunt for more at every crime scene: a cup of tea.


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Protein-fortified beverages carving out niche in beverage market

Vegetable and milk protein bases offer unique selling points
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Whether they’re used by fitness enthusiasts or as on-the-go meal replacements, protein-fortified beverages are carving out their place in the beverage market.


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Getting your fill of fiber

Fortification helps deliver ingredient’s benefits
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Whether it’s because of its weight management capabilities or its preventative links, fiber is putting its stamp on the American diet.


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Tropical fruits add a taste of the exotic

Tropical fruits add variety to beverage applications
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Although summer has come to a close, some consumers might want to grab ahold of the last drops of the season by indulging in the exotic, tropical flavors of the warmer climates. While flavors like pineapple, mango, passion fruit, coconut and lemon, among others, offer consumers a tropical escape, they also offer some nutritional benefits for their bodies.


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Citrus varietals add new dynamic to beverages

Formulators receive increasing requests for varietal-specific flavors
By Jessica Jacobsen
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When it comes to fashion, the saying “What’s old is new again” can be used quite frequently. And when it comes to beverage formulation, that same adage still applies.


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Honey’s versatility boosts usage rates

Sweetness, natural image help honey find favor with consumers
By Jessica Jacobsen
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In Walt Disney’s 1966 animated classic “Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree,” Pooh finds some creative ways to get his hands on his favorite treat: honey. Lucky for beverage manufacturers, dressing up like a little black rain cloud is not a strategy they need to employ when sourcing a sweetener for their products.


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Hydrocolloids help simplify beverage complexities

Hydrocolloids add stability to complex beverage formulations
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Similar to how gamers try to navigate through the complex and intricate challenges of some of today’s latest video games, research and development (R&D) specialists for the beverage marketplace are navigating through their own sets of challenges as they develop more complex formulations.


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Cherries bring health benefits, value to beverages

Beverage-makers take the sour with the sweet
By Stephanie Cernivec
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As consumers’ taste preferences shift away from intensely sweet and toward tarter flavor profiles, cherries have an opportunity to fill the flavor gap, according to experts.


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Ingredient Spotlight: Counting the benefits of omega fatty acids

New technology expands beverage uses for fatty acids
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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The American diet, which tends to be less rich in fish consumption compared with Japan, China and almost any other country where fish is the major source of dietary protein, also tends to be low in omega fatty acids, says Sam Wright IV, chief executive officer of Crowley, La.-based The Wright Group.


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Ingredient Spotlight: Coffee goes ‘green’

Interest in green coffee extracts increases.
By Stephanie Cernivec
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According to the National Coffee Association (NCA), in 2012 the United States sustained its place as the largest coffee market in the world, consuming approximately 450 million cups of coffee each day, says Nina Hughes-Likins, senior marketing manager with Synergy Flavors, Wauconda, Ill.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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