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Givaudan said there was a global interest in developing umami taste with lower MSG content

Patent Watch

Givaudan files patent for MSG-free umami

By Kacey Culliney

Givaudan has developed a compound blend that creates an acceptable umami impression in food and beverages, enabling elimination or reduction of monosodium glutamate (MSG).

Pecan Innovation Center: 'We’re trying to get manufacturers and ingredient folks to think about them as something other than a sweet pie filling'

Pecans: America's forgotten nut?

By Kacey Culliney

Pecans are not top of mind for US manufacturers and ingredient players but the antioxidant-rich nuts can move way beyond the famous pie, says the head of Georgia’s Center for Pecan Innovation.

“Fruit ingredients are never there to replace fresh fruit.”

Fruit ingredients shows super European growth

By Nicola Cottam

Food manufacturers have pampered to health-conscious Europeans with a raft of new fruit-based product launches in 2013, with overall fruit ingredient launches up 22% over the preceding year, according to Innova Market Insights.

Love Beet

Vacuum-sealed pouch replaces canned beetroot

By Jenny Eagle

OneHarvest, an Australian fruit and vegetable supplier has licensed technology from Love Beets in the UK to pack fresh-cooked baby beetroot in a vacuum-sealed pouch.

Exo will upscale production in the coming weeks and launch two new flavors in spring

Cricket bar start-up lands production deal

By Kacey Culliney

US start-up Exo has secured large-scale production and distribution for its cricket protein bars and is set to launch new flavors this spring.

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