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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’.

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Ethnicity may play role in taste perception, studies claim

By Oliver Morrison

Ethnicity may play a role in how sensitive a person is to the bitter taste found in foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and dark chocolate, as two studies demonstrate that Danish and Chinese people experience this taste differently owing to a difference...

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Most consumers ‘unlikely’ to adopt plant-based diet

By Oliver Morrison

As a host of food manufacturers attempt to take advantage of Veganuary, which encourages people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January, research from the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has revealed over 60% of people say they are unlikely...

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Crumpet makers defend salt levels in UK comfort food favourite

By Oliver Morrison

British bakers have defended the salt levels in one of the nation’s favourite afternoon teatime treats after health campaigners took aim at what they called the unnecessary levels of salt found in some of the UK’s best-selling crumpets.

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