Ingredients

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.