The busy holiday season is a time for celebrations, gatherings of family and friends and entertaining, and maybe a little indulging. But can holiday treats be yummy and healthy? Healthy holiday food sounds like an oxymoron, but this year, there's more emphasis on total wellness, moderation and clean ingredients. People are also allowing themselves to enjoy smaller treats, and that means processors must accommodate these needs, yet still make holiday foods tasty to stay competitive. That's one of the biggest challenges, says Angelina De Castro, senior marketing manager at Ingredion, Bridgewater, N.J. "Clean label foods must deliver the taste and texture consumers are…Full Story
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