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 »
Nowadays, sugar is a hot topic in the industry and consumer households. Sugar-rich foods have a way of slipping into our diet, very often in the shape of indulgent snacks or convenience foods. Consumers want the best of both worlds: great tasting and easily accessible foods that are better for them. Hence, the industry is set with the challenge to… Read more »
Flavour specialist Omega Ingredients has launched a ‘modern replacement for sugar’ that allows for both sweetness and ‘unprecedented’ mouthfeel.
Beneo says that replacing sugar with healthier alternatives has become a requirement from the consumer and heavy trends for better nutrition and reduced sugar intake should be driving the market, rather than government pushing for taxes and legislation to curb sugar consumption. Christoph Boettger, who has recently been appointed as a board member, spoke with FoodIngredientsFirst during Hi Europe where… Read more »
Beneo will be showcasing a variety of sugar replacement solutions at this year’s Health Ingredients Europe (HiE) exhibition, November 29 – December 1, taking place in Frankfurt. The new ingredients are focusing on the physiological effects of sugar replacement and the importance of looking “beyond the label”.
Thanks to growing concerns about sugar, alternative sweeteners are on the rise and natural substitutes are becoming more and more accessible.
A new sugar displacement product from British owned clean label ingredient specialist Ulrick & Short, named Elemis, enables manufacturers to reduce sugar by up to 30 percent in cereals, snack bars, cakes and muffins – amongst other products – with no effect on product quality. Replacing sweetness is relatively straightforward with the use of artificial sweeteners and natural sugar substitutes,… Read more »
Honey powder could potentially be used as a dough improver, and may also act as a sugar replacer in bread, according to new research from China.