Food Industry 2021

Food & Nutrition: Top 5 Picks for 2021

Consumers’ growing interest in improving their diets with nutritious food products continued to drive the global plant-based meat industry in 2021. They also focused on sustainability issues within the industry — a call to action that brands heard loud and clear. As a result, the food industry’s commitment to mitigating its impact on climate change has created new opportunities in the market  even while some eyebrows were raised when it came to the subject of cultured meat.   
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The Five Toughest Competitors to Beat in the Plant Based Meat Market

The Five Toughest Competitors to Beat in the Plant-Based Meat Market

Innovation and expansion are the two key strategies adopted by leading players to grow and sustain in the plant-based meat market. Furthermore, plant-based meat analog producers are strengthening their sustainability goals by making stronger commitments to reduce their carbon footprints and promote more sustainable food alternatives. Here are some of the most dominant plant-based meat analog producers: Continue reading

Plant-Based Meat Processing Technologies Infographic

Which Processing Techniques Make Plant-Based Meat Behave Like Real Meat?

In order to mimic the structure of meat-using plant proteins, a protein structuring step is required to allow the formation of fibrous structures. Several technologies have been developed to create these structures. Extrusion — both low- and high-moisture — is the dominating process to produce the fibrous structure. New technologies such as shear cell technology and 3D food printing are gradually rising, offering different textures that ultimately may provide a wider range of products to consumers. 

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Plant-Based Meat Ingredients

What’s Inside Plant-Based Meat?

Plant-based meat requires a slew of ingredients to make it nutritious and  most importantly  taste like the real thing. Soy, wheat, and pea ingredients are some of the most common and widely used protein raw materials. Other ingredients are often added to the formulation to improve the texture, juiciness, and bite of the “meat.” 

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Clean Label: Top 3 Largest Ingredient Categories in the United States

Clean Label: Top 3 Largest Ingredient Categories in the United States

For a product to be considered a clean-label one, ingredients are the main consideration. There are no current scientific, legal, or regulatory definitions for clean-label ingredients.  However, three main criteria are generally followed to recognize an ingredient as clean label: Ingredients should be naturally derived, non-GMO, and easily recognizable or do not have a chemical-sounding name.  Continue reading

Clean Label Infographic

Navigating How U.S. Consumers Perceive “Clean” in Food and Beverages

As consumers pay an increasing amount of attention to health and well-being, they also focus on clean or green labels. The specific definition of “clean” is still open to various interpretations from consumersAlthough regardless of how they describe the term, food and beverage brands take notice and label products with specific claims to appeal to consumers.

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Key Trends Nutraceuticals Market

Nutraceutical Actives: What Manufacturers and Suppliers Need to Know

Consumers’ mounting health concerns, rapidly growing aging populations, the occurrence of chronic diseases, and the willingness to replace pharmaceutical agents are driving the market for nutraceutical actives in Europe and the United States.

The territories are two of the three key regional markets for nutraceutical actives, together accounting for around USD 8 billion; the U.S market is estimated to be higher in value.  

Other reasons for the market increases include healthy lifestyles focusing on wellness, along with the rising number of gymand fitness enthusiasts. Continue reading