Ingredients

Blue Diamond has an extensive product portfolio of almond offerings, from sliced and diced almonds, to almond flour and protein powder, to almond butter. Pic: Blue Diamond

Almonds are fast becoming a leading ‘clean’ ingredient

By Gill Hyslop

Impressive nutritional attributes continue to position almonds as a popular value-added inclusion in the clean label category, with it becoming the most used tree nut in global new product introductions in 2018, according to Innova Market Insights.

Three-quarters of Europeans say they would be willing to pay a higher price for products made with recognisable or trusted ingredients. Pic: GettyImages/monkeybusinessimages

The shifting definitions of clean label

By Gill Hyslop

Traditionally, manufacturers focused on creating simpler and shorter ingredients lists to answer the consumer demand for clean label, but this is giving way towards formulating products that are perceived as inherently ‘natural’, writes Saquib Ramday,...

The snacking landscape in Asia has evolved, particularly driven by the younger generations. Pic: GettyImages/yacobchuk

Guest article

Asian millennials have evolved and so has snacking

By Gill Hyslop

Snacking – a familiar term that used to represent the habit of junking between meals – is today part of the millennials lifestyle. Noorul Malik, savvy millennial and marketing & communications executive, APAC, SGK Global, looks at how urbanisation,...

DuPont's POWERBake series improves the volume and softness of European-style white breads, while meeting demand for cleaner labels. Pic: GettyImages/bonchan

What ‘clean’ means and how bakers can rise to the challenge

By Gill Hyslop

From shorter ingredients lists that consumers recognise, to products free of nasties, to foods that are planet-friendly, exactly what ‘clean label’ is can be confusing and challenging. Maria Brandt, food enzymes regional industry leader, Europe, DuPont...

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