Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Big results require big ambitions.” For Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., that statement rings true as the global food and beverage manufacturer has embarked on a goal to develop better products for consumers and the planet.
Once a niche trend, health and wellness has gone mainstream as many market research firms have highlighted in reports. As better-for-you options abound throughout the consumer packaged goods market, beverage formulators are turning to stabilizing ingredient sources to maintain product efficacy.
Infographic details ingredient’s assistance in cutting sugars
January 26, 2017
Lawrenceville, N.J.-based iTi Tropicals Inc. released a new infographic with information on how coconut water can be used to reduce the sugar content in 100 percent juice products while maintaining a 100 percent juice claim.
With summer finally here, I have adopted a “no excuses” mantra in my quest to shed some weight and get healthy. I’ve been munching carrots instead of chips, drinking more water and resuming my regular walking routine. And when my son uses the “D” word, as in “diet,” I tell him it’s not about diet and deprivation but, rather, it’s about adopting a healthier overall lifestyle.
Obesity rates have more than doubled in adults and children since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 78.6 million adults are overweight or obese, with 12.7 million children and adolescents in the same category.
Summer is upon us, and with it comes the year's most refreshing opportunity to enjoy an ice-cold lemonade. Old Orchard Brands, Sparta, Mich., offers a new way to enjoy this summertime favorite with its new Cherry Limeade and Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade, which features 33 percent less sugar while maintaining a full-flavor taste, the company says.
Consumers know that consuming fruits and vegetables is important, but nearly half believe they do not consume enough, according to a 2014 infographic from the Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH), Hockessin, Del.
Although Valentine’s Day has passed, stevia is still “whispering sweet nothings” into consumers’ ears. As a natural, zero-calorie sweetener that’s sweeter than sugar, stevia is capitalizing on consumer demand for natural and healthy beverages.
ON DEMAND: While U.S. consumers want healthier alternatives to their favorite beverages, they also want them to taste delicious. Manufacturers are responding to these consumer desires by removing sugars and reducing calories in their products using ingredients from natural sources. Stevia has proven to be a popular solution, but selecting a sweetener that appeals to consumers is just one piece of the puzzle. In this webinar, explore ways to formulate palate-pleasing beverages with less sugar and fewer calories using stevia and other ingredients.