In the beverage industry, trends like clean label and non-GMO are resonating with consumers. Fortified/functional (FF) beverages also have maintained their upward trajectory growing by 6 percent as health-conscious consumers seek out premium products with added vitamins and minerals, according to Chicago-based Euromonitor International’s April report “Fortified/Functional Beverages in the US.”
With natural and clean-label trends proliferating in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) market, many CPG companies are transitioning from artificial to natural ingredients. Among those in high demand are natural vanilla ingredients.
Fortra adds milkfat, improves flavor, shelf life of beverages
August 15, 2016
Kemin Food Technologies expanded its natural clean-label line with the release of a Kemin Fortra natural plant extract line, which provides triple-duty beverage protection by adding milkfat, flavor and color, while also preventing oxidation and degradation, the company says.
RemPro 8090 designed for sports, protein and nutrition drinks
June 15, 2016
As the sports nutrition category continues to grow, Rembrandt Foods will introduce RemPro 8090, an egg white protein isolate ingredient that is 90 percent protein, which will be offered in dried and instant form.
Liquid version easier for beverage formulation of zero-calorie products
June 15, 2016
With consumers reaching for better-for-you foods and beverages, ADM/Matsutani LLC announced the launch of Fibersol-2L, a liquid version of Fibersol that is providing a solution for manufacturers looking to limit sugar.
Although the U.S. Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to eat more fruit, more than half are traditional options, such as bananas, apples, strawberries and oranges. Yet, as the beverage landscape has gotten more complex and exotic fruits have become more mainstream, consumers are experimenting with exotic fruits, including guaraná, lychee, dragon fruit, tamarind, pomegranate and mango for their exotic appeal, natural sweetness and enhanced, functional capabilities, according to ingredient suppliers.
Ingredient suppliers to showcase beverage capabilities
May 16, 2016
Hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), “IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation” brings food science and technology thought leaders from more than 90 countries representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector. The annual show will take place July 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Drinktec 2013, which took place Sept. 16-20 in Munich, attracted 66,886 visitors from 183 countries, representing a 14 percent increase in attendance compared with drinktec 2009. Of these visitors, 62 percent traveled from countries outside of Germany, with 16 percent of the total visitors traveling from the United States.