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Europe: Health snacks are gaining ground, says report

The snacking market is being revolutionised by a consumer backlash against sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as changing lifestyle and personal wellbeing,...

Europe: Positioning chocolate as a healthy snack

The snacking market is being revolutionized by a consumer backlash against sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as changing lifestyle and personal wellbeing,...

Asia Pacific: Rare sugars can help to regulate glucose levels, finds research

Preliminary animal studies have suggested that allulose and other low-calorie, natural rare sugars could help regulate glucose levels. Now, researchers are investigating how they...

Americas: Jackfruit seeds as viable substitutes for cocoa

Compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use...

Americas: Canadians are mindful about natural sugars, report

A Mintel research reveals that 43% of Canadians who use sugar/sugar substitutes say that whether or not a sugar/sugar substitute is good for baking...

Americas: Yogurt gets spicy, salty, says report

No longer confined to sweet flavors, the yogurt category is rapidly diversifying into a range of new salty and spicy segments. Innovations in savory tastes...

Americas: Foodservice menu for children remain unhealthy, researchers find

US chain restaurants participating in a National Restaurant Association initiative to improve the nutritional quality of their children’s menus have made no significant changes...

Americas: Government-support salt reduction drives are effective, finds report

A new global study projects that a government-supported policy to reduce salt consumption would be highly cost-effective across the world. Based on costs and...

Europe: Apple varieties for juice processing

People who like wine usually develop a preference for a particular grape variety. A similar thing could soon happen with juice drinkers. ‘Variety’ is the...

Europe: Consumers unaware of sugar varieties, report

Consumers have limited awareness of different types of sugars, according to a study Cargill has commissioned the IPSOS study institute to conduct. When asked to...

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