Ingredient Spotlight

Hydrocolloids help simplify beverage complexities

Hydrocolloids add stability to complex beverage formulations

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

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

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.

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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Aloe offers health possibilities

Aloe’s health benefits, mixability help it grow in the beverage market

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

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

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

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

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

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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Top Beverage Flavors of 2014

Traditional flavors make up a large portion of beverage-makers’ selections, but tropical and exotic ones aren’t trailing too far behind. That’s according to research by BNP Media’s Market Research Division for Beverage Industry’s 2014 Product Development Outlook survey. Also see what's anticipated for top-selling flavors of 2015.

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A Healthy Future: Analyzing the latest health and wellness trends in the beverage market

The beverage marketplace continues to evolve to meet new trends and regulations. Our expert speakers will share with you their insight on what health and wellness topics will be paramount for the future success in the beverage industry.

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Gert van Manen, president of iTi Tropicals Inc., shares his insights on the U.S. coconut water market. Citing research from Krueger Food Laboratories, he also supplies information highlighting the difference between products that declare their added sugars and those that do not.

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2015 January

The January 2015 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our bottler of the year, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Luverne, as well as articles about juice drinks, the 2015 New Product Development Outlook, and more. Check it out today!

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