Ingredients

Cocoa and the coronavirus: can it boost the immune system?

Coronavirus

Cocoa and the coronavirus: can it boost the immune system?

By Anthony Myers

Cacao beans have been consumed by humans for over 3,000 years and the ingredient is well-known for its wide range of health benefits, recent research suggests it can provide stronger protection against influenza virus infection.

Olam’s TrueDark cocoa powder for premium brand deZaan is the world’s first ever natural, non-alkalised dark cocoa powder. Pic: Olam Cocoa

Colors & Flavors Special

Going natural doesn’t mean compromising on color or flavor

By Wouter Stomph

Cocoa has a natural and familiar flavor,and has a huge role to play in meeting the consumer demand for natural flavors and colors … Just take a look at the shelves of your local supermarket.

'Superfood' spirulina is an ideal clean-label ingredient for the confectionery sector. Pic: GettyImages

Colors & Flavors Special

Coloring foodstuffs: perfect color, perfect label

By Nathalie Pauleau

Coloring foodstuffs originate from edible raw materials (fruits, vegetables, flowers or micro-algae) that have not undergone selective extraction of the naturally occurring pigments – and this year’s on-trend shade is aqua.

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.

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