Ingredient Spotlight

Getting your fill of fiber

Fortification helps deliver ingredient’s benefits
October 11, 2013

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
September 16, 2013

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
August 16, 2013

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
July 15, 2013

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
June 14, 2013

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
May 10, 2013

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
April 15, 2013

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.
March 15, 2013

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
February 15, 2013

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
January 15, 2013

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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Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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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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