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Almonds are nutritious, gluten-free and vegan, making them an ideal addition for free from treats. Pic: GettyImagesmarekuliasz

Ontrend almonds tick the free from box in every way

By Gill Hyslop

Consumers – especially the younger set – are seeking out healthier food options that contain fewer ingredients and less involved processing, but still deliver on taste and texture. Blue Diamond Growers is stepping up to the mark with a series of products...

Ancient grains and seeds are a wholesome clean addition to breads. Pic: GettyImages/Proformabooks

Guest article

Powering the hunt for better-for-you clean label snacks

By Gill Hyslop

Today’s consumers are proactively seeking foods that are good for them and good for the world. Clean label is more than a trend; it’s becoming a mainstream expectation in all areas of the food industry. John Powers, marketing director, Snacking &...

Mecatherm’s equipment can produce a wide range of products while exactly meeting the quality criteria required. Pic: Mecatherm

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Why go clean label in the baking industry?

By Gill Hyslop

According to equipment specialist Mecatherm, the answer is twofold as it not only satisfies consumer demand, but also an industrial sustainability challenge that presents new marketing opportunities.

Freeze-dried ingredients meet consumers’ expectations for healthier, clean label ingredients, while adding flavour and colour. Pic: GettyImages/krblokhin

Guest article

The three trends shaping clean label innovation

By Gill Hyslop

Lizi Rickett, regional sales manager, UK & Ireland, Chaucer Foods, looks at how freeze-dried ingredients can help bakery and snack producers capitalise on the key trends shaping clean label innovation today.

Pectin is a natural component of plants, abundant in fruits such as apples and citric fruits. Pic: Cargill

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The hunt for the ‘holy grail’ of clean label palatability

By Anthony Myers

New technology and food science are helping food ingredient manufacturers provide innovative solutions to meet the consumer-fuelled clean-label megatrend. From hunting for the ‘holy grail’ of clean-label bakery mould inhibitors to freeze-drying fruit...

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Clean and clear labelling appeals to consumers, new research finds

By Anthony Myers

Many food and beverage products do not offer the clear labelling that consumers want, according to new research (September 2020), in the UK and USA, commissioned by Ingredient Communications and conducted by SurveyGoo.

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Olam’s deZaan TrueDark cocoa ticks all the clean label boxes

By Anthony Myers

To meet demands of customers increasingly looking for low sugar and clean label products, cocoa companies are meeting the trend for darker chocolate flavours using natural ingredients. Charlene Zhu, head of ingredient development and innovation for Olam...