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FaTRIX will be used as a substitute for butter in bakery goods such as croissants. Image source: FreshSplash/Getty Images

Plant-based fat mimics the texture of animal fat in bakery products

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Some products, such as croissants, need a bit of butter to get their unique texture. Israeli startup Gaven Technologies hopes to provide a vegan replacement of butter and other animal fats in bakery products, with its new plant-based fat FaTRIX.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Let them eat plant-based cake

By Oliver Morrison

Why is the dairy industry embroiling in a silly battle about the labelling of plant-based alternatives?

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Boomer time: Time to target food and beverages at older consumers

By Oliver Morrison

There’s a big opportunity for the food and beverage industry to launch products and ingredients formulated help meet the specific nutritional requirements of older consumers and help them stay healthier for longer, the recent FoodNavigator Positive Nutrition...

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Is consumer food waste giving the industry an unfair rap over emissions?

By Oliver Morrison

New research suggests food wastage – much of which comes from people simply not eating what they buy – is a bigger problem than previously thought, which if cut in half would help remove around one-quarter of total greenhouse gas emissions from the global...

Naturally occurring sugars and 'free' sugars have a profoundly different effect on health. Source: Julia_Sudnitskaya/Getty Images

The difference between natural and ‘free’ sugars

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

We all know that eating fruit is better for us than eating doughnuts. One is essential to keep us healthy, the other, perhaps, nearly essential to avoid. However, both doughnuts and most fruits are high in sugar, an ingredient widely considered to lead...

Sugar addiction affects many people in the UK, according to the Public Health Collaboration. Source: Andrii Shablovskyi/Getty Images

Addressing sugar addiction - What the industry can do

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

The overconsumption of sugar can lead to many health conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, as well as mental health conditions such as depression. Some experts have suggested that it could be an addiction, similar to alcohol or cocaine....

Youniq uses AI to build a diet plan for its users. Source: I Like That One/Getty Images

App uses AI to optimise personalised nutrition

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

With consumers increasingly becoming more health-conscious, personalised nutrition apps are everywhere. A multitude of apps give people nutritional advice, helping them to optimise their diet and become healthier. One such app, Youniq, uses AI technology...

Plant-based is a rapidly growing market. Source: ChayTee/Getty Images

‘What is naturalness?’ The future of plant-based food

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Plant-based is one of the most important trends in the food industry today. Meat- and dairy-free products are helping provide food alternatives to an ever-growing flexitarian market. But some questions still remain. For one, since many plant-based foods...

Dryk are making plant-based milk which has a nutritional content close to that of cow's milk. Source: Dougal Waters/Getty Images

Danish company rethinks nutrition of plant-based drinks

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

Dryk, a Danish plant-based drinks company, is rethinking the nutrition of plant-based drinks. No longer content with just tasting like cow’s milk, its drinks are also close to the nutritional content of their dairy counterpart.

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