Ingredient Spotlight

Aloe offers health possibilities

Aloe’s health benefits, mixability help it grow in the beverage market
By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Long revered as a solution for topical burns and healthy skin, aloe has become valued in the beverage industry for more than just its external benefits. 


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Antioxidants: The superheroes of the beverage world

Consumers recognize the health benefits of antioxidants
By Stephanie Cernivec
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In comic books, superheroes like Batman, Spiderman and Superman use their special powers to protect cities and the people within them from harm. 


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The many faces of tea

Consumers seek traditional, exotic and healthy drinks
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Tea and ready-to-drink (RTD) tea achieved estimated sales of $6.7 billion this year, according to Chicago-based market research firm Mintel. 


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Chocolate’s popularity invites new ingredient formats

By Jennifer Haderspeck
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Once considered a food of the gods by Aztec and Mayan cultures, chocolate today is an affordable indulgence with some health benefits that has retained its popularity even during rough economic times. 


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Health benefits of berries continue to resonate with consumers

By Stephanie Cernivec
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What if humans could extend their lives just by consuming a particular type of berry?


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Blending brings more opportunities for tropical fruits

Manufacturers use blends to incorporate tropical fruits
By Jessica Jacobsen
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As consumers embark on exotic vacations to tropical regions of the world, they encounter a number of new foods and beverages. 


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Popularity of citrus soars with consumers

Emerging varietals, new flavor combinations reinvent citrus
By Elizabeth Fuhrman
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 Orange, lemon and lime were three of the top flavors used by beverage formulators last year, according to Beverage Industry’s 2012 New Product Development Survey.  


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A growing base for vanilla

Traditional flavor sees increased usage on- and off-premise
By Jessica Jacobsen
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Beverage manufacturers have more options to choose from these days when developing flavor profiles for new products, but many are sticking to an ingredient with a long-established history — vanilla. 


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The buzz surrounding coffee

Health properties, taste profiles increase ingredient’s use
By Stephanie Cernivec
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 A study of mice with Type 2 diabetes found that a significant amount of coffee consumption could help protect against memory loss associated with advanced diabetes, as well as reduce weight gain and lower blood sugar levels, according to a May 10 article published in New York Daily News.  


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Coconut craze expands across categories

By Jennifer Zegler
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 The fictional personal ad in the song “Escape” famously seeks someone who likes piña coladas.  


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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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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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