Voices: Nutrition Trends

Bakery Trends Go Back to Basics

Whether in finished products or in use-at-home mixes, 'natural' is moving the baked goods category.

By Jill Russell Qualizza, Contributing Editor

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Processors and ingredient suppliers need to collaborate in creating meals that are nutritious and desirable for this picky and often overweight demographic.

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Sports And Performance Food Products Continue To Climb

From weekend warriors to Shaun White-level phenoms, Americans are turning to fitness foods and beverages to enhance their performance.

02/05/2014

Ingredient Manufacturers Helping Food Processors with PHO Alternatives

With a ban on partially hydrogenated oils looming, bakers that have not yet switched structuring oils need to get on the bus.

02/03/2014

Food For Thought: Nutrition's Effect on Cognition

The human brain demands energy at a prodigious rate, so it's natural to consider the effect of nutrition on cognition.

01/30/2014

New Proteins Offer Nutritional And Functional Benefits

A growing demand for sources of protein offers food processors new product opportunities.

01/30/2014

Understanding the Complex Relationship Between Nutrition, Immunity and Obesity

The relationship between diet and the immune system is highly complex. Yet there is solid science behind eating the right foods to help support immune function.

12/12/2013

Heart Health Becoming a Major Concern for Aging Baby Boomers

Food and beverage manufacturers look to grains and soy to help boost formulations.

12/03/2013

Oats Gain Momentum in Food Formulations

Oats have drawn considerable attention for their content of the soluble fiber beta-glucan and its ability to trap bile and prevent its reabsorption.

12/02/2013

Study Finds Greek Yogurt Trend Far From Over

The results of a recent product development survey reveal consumers' expectations with Greek yogurt.

11/12/2013

Dairy's Simple Complexity

Milk is a simple food, but dairy products such as yogurt and ice cream require careful ingredient selection with a knowledge of what the consumer wants in the cup.

11/05/2013

Almonds Win 2013 Popularity Contest

Their healthful profile makes them the top ingredient nut in new product introductions.

11/05/2013

Ingredient Suppliers Developing More Consumer-Friendly Shortening, Oil Products

With consumers avoiding trans fats and saturated fats, oil and shortening suppliers are burning the candle at both ends to offer solutions.

11/04/2013

Is it Possible to Make Healthier Foods Kids Will Eat?

It can be done. Ingredient substitutions exist that can remove fat and calories and insert fiber and whole grains – tastefully.

10/10/2013

Infographic: Consumer Nutrition - Perception Versus Reality

The International Food Information Council Foundation's 2013 Functional Foods Consumer Survey results reveal surprising information about consumer perception.

10/08/2013

Replacing Salt in a 'Reduced Sodium' World

To salt or not to salt still remains an open question — but there's no question consumers seek sodium-reduced foods.

10/07/2013

Are Fiber-Fortified Beverages The Next New Trend?

Beverages manufacturers are adding in an ingredient that once was relegated to baked goods and grains.

09/04/2013

The Condemnation of Carbohydrates: A Food Manufacturers Guide to Understanding Diabetes

The commonly held notion that sugar intake equals diabetes is a kind of unofficial dogma. But like many dogmas, this one falls apart upon closer examination.

07/30/2013

Consumer Attitudes Show Positive Change About Healthy Snacking

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06/04/2013

Consumers Liven Up Dishes with New Sauces and Marinades

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05/02/2013

Honey Gaining in Sweetener Popularity for Many Food Manufacturers

Honey is a do for manufacturers looking to create flavorful, all-natural alternatives to sugar-sweetened foods and beverages.

04/18/2013