Ingredients

'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.

Chocoa Amsterdam returns to the port city for two days of discussion and commerce. Pic: Chocoa

Chocoa 2020

Chocoa Amsterdam: A market-led approach to cocoa sustainability

By Anthony Myers

The Chocoa Conference, held annually in Amsterdam for the past eight years, has gained a strong reputation for providing a platform for detailed discussions on sustainability and quality in the cocoa sector, ConfectioneryNews speaks to Jack Steijn, co-founder,...