Functional Food & Beverage Formulation SolutionsFunctional Food & Beverage Formulation Solutions
Functional foods deliver health benefits extending beyond basic nutrition. Functionality can result from value-added ingredients, such as vitamins; or benefits inherent within ingredients, such as naturally occurring antioxidants in fruit. Since 2009, a twofold increase of consumers believe consuming fortified foods is important in maintaining their health. The challenge for formulators is to produce great-tasting functional foods and beverages while overcoming issues such as undesirable flavors and textures that may result from the use of certain natural ingredients.
April 17, 2018
Takeaways for Your Business
• Flavor masking is the art of complementing off-notes or distracting taste buds.
• Reducing sugar to support healthy weight and blood glucose has spurred use of alternative sweeteners.
• The package label is cited as the strongest influencer of healthy and natural product purchases.
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