Carbohydrates and fibres (sugar, starches)

Dr Morgaine Gaye predicts mochi will infiltrate doughnut, pancake, and ice cream categories in 2021. GettyImages/vasiliybudarin

Which sweet trends are predicted to stick in 2021?

By Flora Southey

This year, consumers will embrace oat-based desserts, grow their fondness for Japanese cuisine – including mochi-flavoured doughnuts – and explore combinations of sweet, sour, salty, umami and pickled flavours, according to food futurologist Dr Morgaine...

Rice starch is a unique ingrediant that can allow manufacturers to tap current consumer trends. Image: Beneo

Beneo doubling down on the clean label mega trend

By Oliver Morrison

Beneo predicts to see significant growth in the market for chicory root, sugar beet, wheat and rice starches as consumers in 2021 demand cleaner but also natural easily recognisable ‘cupboard ingredients’.