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Baobab could be the next big thing in gluten- and grain-free baking: Mintel

Baobab fruit powder is about to make the jump from superfood smoothie staple to gluten- and grain-free free baking ingredient, according to Mintel.

Ulrick & Short launches sweetener that could halve sugar in sweet baked goods

British-based ingredients firm Ulrick & Short claims its avanté sweetener enables manufacturers to reduce sugar by up to 25% in frostings and as much as 50% in some sweet fillings.

Ardent Mills’ commitment to boost growth and stability of North American grown quinoa

The US flour miller has announced its support of the growing network of North American quinoa farmers with the roll-out of its new Great Plains Quinoa line.

Gluten-free reports reiterate enormous opportunities, say market researchers

New research has underscored the potential for bakers and cereals processors to boost their gluten-free sales.

Synergy to launch dairy-based, natural sugar replacers

UK flavour house Synergy will launch a range of dairy-based, natural flavours to replace sugar in biscuits and cookies next month.

Somerville Brewing Company spoons in Cap’n Crunch cereal into latest beer recipe

Somerville Brewing Company of Massachusetts is set to release its new Belgian-style ale featuring an unexpected ingredient: Cap’n Crunch Berries breakfast cereal. 

Stevia & fibre blend promises to slash sugar by 100% with no loss in taste or bulk

Food tech start-up Unavoo has launched a natural, stevia- and prebiotic fibre-based sweetener that can replace sugar like-for-like in dairy, bakery and beverage products.

General Mills’ Cascadian Farm invests in eco-friendly grain Kernza

General Mills plans to use a sweet, nutty-tasting grain that it claims is more environmentally friendly than conventional wheat in its  Cascadian Farm organic brand.

General Mills reiterates cage-free egg commitment

General Mills has reiterated its commitment to exclusively sourcing cage-free eggs for its global operations by 2025.

United Sugars Corporation opens Chicago storage and transfer facility

Earlier this month, United Sugars Corporation (USC) commenced operation at a new bulk sugar storage and transfer structure in Montgomery, Illinois, US.

DuPont gets Indonesian approval for bakery enzymes

DuPont Danisco has received regulatory approval by the Indonesia food watchdog for a range of bakery enzymes.

Danisco cleared to release five bakery enzymes by Indonesian regulator

Indonesia’s food watchdog has approved five DuPont Danisco range of bakery enzymes, giving the ingredients access for the first time to Indonsia’s sizeable flour milling industry.

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Will the free-range egg industry crack under the strain of avian flu?

The global spread of the highly pathogenic avian flu (HPAI) has set the cat among the pigeons in the free-range egg industry.

Pea protein crisps add health kick to cereals and snacks, claims PGPI

PGP International (PGPI) has added a 60% protein crisp offering to its product portfolio.

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Ex-flight attendant creates PaPis pea protein snacks for business class passengers

Startup PaPicant has developed PaPis, a savory snack bar targeted at first and business class passengers.

AGRANA Fruit acquires Argentinian company Main Process

Austrian fruit processing company AGRANA Fruit, part of the AGRANA Group, has consolidated its presence in the South American market through the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Main...

Univar and TerraVia ink deal to bring whole algae to Europe

Ingredients distributor Univar has inked a deal to bring TerraVia’s AlgaVia brand of whole algae ingredients to Europe.

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wow!bab targets supermarkets with baobab cereals and bars

German cereal and cereal bar company Frutelia is eyeing mainstream supermarket listings for its wow!bab product range containing baobab fruit powder.

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Cola-flavored biscuits: Döhler borrows from beverages for bakery concepts

Döhler showcased an array of concepts for the bakery industry inspired by drinks at ProSweets.

Sweet greens: Tinned vegetables contain up to 10% added sugar, says survey

Almost half of all tinned vegetables contain added sugar, according to a survey by industry watchdog FoodWatch.

Pinkster launches Gin Jam from left-over berries

British gin brand Pinkster has launched a Gin Jam, described as ‘mildly alcoholic’ and ‘ideal for putting the tipple in your teatime’.

‘Easy format’: Fuel10K Porridge Pots taps on-the-go breakfast trend

FUEL10K has increased the size of its on-the-go Porridge Pots to capitalize on the new wave of young consumers skipping breakfast. 

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Beverages inspire Doehler’s bakery applications at ProSweets

Ingredients provider Doehler has extended its multisensory expertise into bakery, a relatively new area for a company known for its innovations for the beverage industry.

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Meringue kiss 3D sweetener melts in hot drinks

Lampados International has launched a next-gen meringue kiss sweetener called Liteez.

Herza to promote no sugar 'Paleo' cocoa flakes

Herza has launched ‘Paleo cocoa’ shavings made from pure organic cocoa mass in response to an increasing demand for chocolate with a high cocoa content.

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