Health and nutritional ingredients

Is digestive health ‘sexy’? It could be argued that food supporting gut bacteria and healthy bowels are not as easily marketable as other nutrient claims on-pack. GettyImages/tbralnina

How can food and beverage brands make fibre sexy?

By Flora Southey

Supporting gut bacteria and bowel health may not be the most appealing claims to market on-pack, but ingredients experts say consumer perceptions can be changed – if they haven't already.

What products command a clean label premium? / Pic: GettyImages-WeAre

Clean label claims boost sales, but what categories benefit most?

By Katy Askew

The clean label ingredients market is witnessing continued growth, with evidence suggesting clean labels increase consumer willingness to pay a higher price point and build loyalty. FoodNavigator digs down into the trend to profile what categories and...

Japanese scientists want to develop a commercially available chopstick-shaped device for daily use by those following a low-sodium diet or trying to reduce their salt intake. It can be adapted for Western cutlery, they told FoodNavigator. Image: Yoshinobu Kaji/Meiji University

Electrified cutlery could help salt reduction efforts

By Oliver Morrison

Knives and forks that send an electrical current to the tongue can enhance the saltiness and possibly the savouriness of low-sodium foods, scientists claim, and may help millions stick to a low-sodium diet without sacrificing taste.

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Industry braces for EAT-Lancet: the sequel

By Oliver Morrison

Scientists from 19 countries have announced the launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission 2.0, which will ‘update and expand the evidence base for sustainable and equitable food systems change’.

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Vitafoods interview: ADM expands its portfolio

By Liza Laws

At Vitafoods Europe, ADM were showcasing their latest concepts with experts on-site to answer questions about how they will be keeping the health-conscious consumer in mind.

Full carcass utilisation can drive innovation in seafood, Iceland shows us how / Pic: GettyImages OKRAD

Notes from Iceland: How the blue economy can drive value and cut waste

By Katy Askew

Iceland is forging a model for the ‘blue economy’ that has driven down waste and enhanced the value of fish. Supported by a vibrant innovation ecosystem, the seafood sector is working towards a zero-waste model that is better for both business and the...

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Frozen sector hopes to benefit as ‘economic storm clouds gather’

By Oliver Morrison

Despite last year’s slowdown in sales compared to the barnstorming 2020, frozen has emerged from the pandemic in better shape than ambient and chilled food, with the overall value of the market up by 13.2% on pre-pandemic levels, reveals the latest Frozen...

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The sensory appeal of plant-based applications is the most crucial factor. However, many plant-based formulations lack complexity in taste and a dairy-specific...

Enhancing freeze-drying survival rate

Enhancing freeze-drying survival rate

Angel Yeast has concluded that nucleic acids in yeast extract have significant positive effect on improving the biomass and survival rate of Lactobacillus...