Category Archives: Ingredients

Is Nestle’s new sugar-reduction technology a game-changer?

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Nestle has launched an addition to its Milkybar range containing 30% less sugar than a comparable ordinary chocolate bar. Ben Cooper looks at the technology behind Milkybar Wowsomes and assesses its potential to be used more widely in the confectionery sector and other food categories. The drive to cut sugar consumption, it is said, could take as a useful model… Read more »

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Amaranth: A superfood or a high GI seed?

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Amaranth (also known as Kiwicha seeds) has been regarded as both a superfood and high GI seed we shouldn’t have in excess if we want to lose weight. So which health claim should we believe? Ancient seeds and grains from distant parts of the Earth are always being marketed for their superfood qualities and their extraordinary power to improve your… Read more »

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Researchers analyzed the salt in 2,000 types of bread in 32 countries

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What do you think has more salt: a slice of bread or a pack of potato chips? It depends, but in some cases, the answer may surprise you. Bread, it turns out, is the top contributor of dietary sodium in the US and many other countries around the world. And a big new analysis from the World Action on Salt… Read more »

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Why ancient grains will continue to thrive

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Many trends defining food in 2018 harken back to days gone by rather than conjure up visions of futuristic foods. Consumers seem to be pushing for a return to simpler, cleaner, more traditional and even “ancient” ingredients. Grains like teff, einkorn, amaranth, millet or spelt may sound rather exotic to the average baked foods shopper, but these ancient grains exude… Read more »

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Bakery Ingredient Market: Evolving Technology, Trends and Industry Analysis 2020

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Food ingredients used in bakery industry are known as bakery ingredients. Some of the most commonly found bakery ingredients include, baking powder, flour, butter, baking soda, eggs, honey, yeasts, fruits, nuts, and additional flavors and flavors enhancers and color additives. The purpose of these ingredients includes performing emulsification, protein strengthening and aeration and maintaining freshness in baked food. Baked products… Read more »

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Food ingredient solutions provider Tate & Lyle expands its application centre in Singapore

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In line with the trend of Singapore’s transformation into leading-edge hub for food and beverage formulation in Asia-Pacific region, the leading food ingredient solutions provider Tate & Lyle has upgraded and doubled the size of its application centre in Singapore fulfilling the industry requirement for making food and beverages with lower sugar, fat and calories, and improve the taste. World… Read more »

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DuPont debuts new enzyme strengthening solution for bakery

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DuPont Nutrition & Health has announced the development of the POWERBake 6000 product range, based on a unique new enzyme that acts as a strengthening solution, adding tolerance and consistency in bread and buns. The new product range is making its debut at the ASB Baking Tech 2018 convention in Chicago. The POWERBake 6000 offering is developed to enhance dough… Read more »

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Sugar reduction tops reformulation agenda as UK sugar tax beckons

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In recent years, a trend for healthier lifestyles has emerged and consumers have become increasingly aware of the ingredients in their food and drinks. As EU sugar consumption figures reach nearly 32kg per person per year, sugar reduction has become the health trend under the spotlight. In fact, one month from today (April 6, 2018), the much-debated sugar tax will… Read more »

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EU Bans Use of Artificial Sweeteners in Dietetic Bakery Products

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As a result of the EU’s new rules on dietetic foods, applicable since July 2016, a whole range of products carrying dietetic suitability statements needed to be re-labeled and/or reformulated. In addition, Commission Regulation 2018/97, published on January 23, 2018, bans the use of artificial sweeteners in fine bakery products aimed at people with special dietary needs. It is applied… Read more »

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Government pressure steers reformulation

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Salt, sugar and fat long remain to be the perennial villains in the food industry with many food manufacturers and companies looking for healthier ways to reformulate products. Salt is often associated with health conditions, excessive consumption of salt is known to affect heart health and blood pressure, and more recent studies have confirmed that a high-salt diet reduces resting… Read more »

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