Nutrition

Parents want snacks that offer nutrition and satiety - along with the bonus of looking after the planet - for themselves and their kids. Pic: GettyImages/Sinenkiy

Plant-based eating is trending in snacks for kids

By Gill Hyslop

Human nutrition specialist ADM has unveiled the next big consumer trends for 2022, among them the dynamic growth of plant-based snacks that deliver nutrition and satiety for kids.

Kerry's naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient is designed to boost the fibre content of white bread products. Pic: GettyImages/mstwin

Kerry targets global popularity of white bread to close the fibre gap

By Gill Hyslop

Kerry Taste & Nutrition has developed a naturally sourced soluble dietary fibre ingredient – designed for use in the manufacture of white bread products – that ticks a number of boxes, including the nutritional and functional advantages of gum acacia,...

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Kellogg under pressure to re-fortify Mexican cereals

By Niamh Michail

Kellogg’s decision to remove added vitamins and minerals from some of its most popular cereal brands in Mexico will cost the country US$250 million in health and social impacts, says a coalition of non-profit organizations.

Citrus fruits are ‘distinctively’ high in vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Pic: Getty Images/bhofack2

Citrus peel boosts fiber and shelf life in bread: Study

By Kristine Sherred

A study published in Frontiers of Nutrition revealed that adding 2% of blood orange and lemon fibers to wholewheat durum flour was a viable approach to producing high-fiber bread with respectable shelf life.

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Amaranth reclaims its superfood status in Mexico

By Niamh Michail

Amaranth, Mexico’s native grain is now part of the country's 'basic basket' of goods, an official come-back for this nutritious superfood that was sacred to the Aztecs. We look at how manufacturers can use it in their products.

Healthy snacking bars offer producers diverse opportunities to answer a myriad of consumer demands. Pic: ©GettyImages/Roman Samokhin

The snacking shift: Raising the bar for health

By Gill Hyslop

With healthy snacking now a mainstream trend, nutrition bars are expected to grow in popularity, particularly as manufacturers find new ways to incorporate protein without compromising on taste, texture and nutrition, says Paul O’Mahony, product strategic...

Protein will remain the top trend in snacks for 2019. Pic: AMCO Proteins

Protein still reigns as top trend in healthy snacks

By Gill Hyslop

In 2018, the snacking industry saw huge changes: more protein, more fiber, more fat, cleaner labels and ingredient transparency were just a few trends. Jeffrey Bernstein, research scientist for AMCO Proteins, discusses the trends forecast for 2019.

Daniel Katz, founder of plant-based protein snack maker No Cow. Pic: No Cow

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No Cow thrives under General Mills investment

By Douglas Yu

Plant-based protein snack maker No Cow's founder Daniel Katz said General Mills has been providing resources to grow his company, which has grown double-digit monthly since receive the cash boost last year.

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Bermuda launches sugar tax consultation

By Rachel Arthur

Bermuda has launched a public consultation for its proposed sugar tax, which would cover sugar-sweetened beverages, candies and plain sugar.

The Portuguese government is proposing a new salt tax next year, on top of its sugar and alcohol taxes. Pic: ©GettyImages/SeanPavonePhoto

Portugal plans tax attack on salty snacks in 2018

By Gill Hyslop

Portugal’s State Budget proposal for 2018 proposes a new tax on foods that have a high salt content – including potato chips, cereals and crackers – in an effort to curb the nation’s unhealthy consumption patterns.