Health & Functionality

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How will COVID-19 impact health food perceptions?

By Nikki Hancocks

Health food and drink experts have revealed what they believe will be the biggest purchase drivers and the biggest innovation pitfalls post-COVID and how brands can cater to emerging needs.

Consumers are now paying more attention to the ingredients and nutritional content in their products. Pic: Cargill

Sugar reduction

How low can you go? The evolution of sugar reduction

By Anthony Myers

Consumers are now paying more attention to the ingredients and nutritional content in the products they purchase and are becoming more mindful about what they put in their bodies, food experts and analysts agree, and confectionery is on the front line...

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.