Ingredients

Allulose is a versatile ingredient that satisfies both sweetness and functional build back aspects for sugar reduction. Pic: Ingredion

Sugar reduction

Ingredion’s Allulose offers sweet indulgence without the calories

By Anthony Myers

More and more consumers are cutting back on sugar — 84% say they have reduced their sugar intakes over the past year, according to latest research, Ingredion’s Allulose is just one of the alternatives on the market that offers a noncaloric solution to...

Cacao juice is rich in proteins, vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium and polyphenols and is a natural energizer. Pic: Freebird Cacao Juice

Health and fitness

Freshly pressed: Why Freebird Cacao Juice could be a game-changer

By Anthony Myers

Marika van Santvoort, founder of Freebird, explains to ConfectioneryNews the benefits of cacao juice, not only for health-conscious western consumers, but also as potential extra revenue for cocoa farmers who are struggling on low incomes.

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.