Tate & Lyle’s digital hub gives snack producers insight into the science behind better-for-you ingredients

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The Tate & Lyle Nutrition Centre aims to increase awareness of evidence-based science for ingredients. Pic: GettyImages/scyther5
The Tate & Lyle Nutrition Centre aims to increase awareness of evidence-based science for ingredients. Pic: GettyImages/scyther5

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The global ingredients specialist has created an online platform to provide its clients with access to the authoritative science behind its ingredients, which it hopes will go a long way to address public health challenges.

The Tate & Lyle Nutrition Centre aims to increase awareness of evidence-based science for ingredients, including its low- and no- calorie sweeteners and dietary fibres, and their impact on gut health, blood glucose management, metabolism, gut microbiome, weight management, bone health, and overall health.

The hub offers expert insights, research and educational tools for food and beverage producers, as well as scientists and health professionals.

Visitors can access pre-clinical and clinical research conducted or supported by Tate & Lyle scientists. White papers, articles and events on nutrition topics such as glycaemic response and synbiotics, the science related to ingredients and health, and diet trends such as keto and low-carb diets are available, too. One such case study on the site includes its partnerhsip with Nestlé to address Brazil’s fibre gap.

The Centre also contains external research, nutrition guidelines and advice, as well as initiatives and developments published by global authorities in the area of nutrition and health such as the World Health Organization.

Ingredients with proven health benefits

The Nutrition Centre was developed by Tate & Lyle’s Global Nutrition Team, which drives the company’s science research programme and supports food and beverage companies from its bases in the UK, US, Brazil and Singapore.

“With global obesity and diabetes rates rising, there is a great deal of interest from industry, governments, and the health and science communities in food and beverage ingredients with proven health benefits, such as weight management and gut health,”​ said Dr Kavita Karnik, global head, Nutrition & Regulatory Affairs at Tate & Lyle.

“Scientific knowledge around ingredients continues to grow, with exciting emerging research pointing to additional health benefits, such as the role some fibres can play supporting immune system function and metabolic health.

“With our new digital Nutrition Centre, we have made it easier for our customers and the wider industry, as well as peers in the nutrition and science world, to access high-quality research content that informs product development, adds to the evidence-base, and supports healthy living.”

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