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Tomorrow's top 10 trends to watch from Innova. Pic: ©GettyImages/NoraVector

10 key snack trends to watch

By Gill Hyslop

There is no doubt that healthy snacking is trending, with emphasis on clean label, protein and vegan launches. According to Innova Market Insights, as snacks become healthier, more wholesome and satisfying, they are increasingly fulfilling the role of...

Protein Extreme: Arla debuts new protein shot concept

By Beth Newhart

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a new protein shot concept consisting of whey protein for ‘athletes and gym-goers’. It debuted the idea at the Supply Side West show in Las Vegas last week to beverage manufacturers.

PAI sees a premium future for animal proteins ©iStock/Marilyna

Plant-based trend sees premiumisation of meat consumption

By Katy Askew

Plant-based sales are set to continue their upward trajectory but the meat and dairy sectors are not out for the count. The way we consume animal products is evolving and premiumising, French research suggests.

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Grass is greener for healthy, novel protein, say researchers

By Niamh Michail

Cheap, plentiful and with an amino acid profile similar to eggs, grass could be the next sustainable protein ingredient for food manufacturers, say Danish researchers, who have already created a grass protein bar.

Awareness of the positive role protein plays has jumped ©iStock/triocean

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The protein challenge: meeting global demand

By Katy Askew

The food sector has witnessed a jump in demand for protein. But conflicting pressures mean this complex issue requires a nuanced response and leadership from the food industry.

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Equinom develops non-GMO pulses with 50% more protein

By Niamh Michail

Seed breeding firm Equinom has developed a pea, chickpea and cow pea with 50% more protein than commercially available alternatives, and it's looking for food manufacturers to use the pulse flour and give feedback.

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