Judie Bizzozero offers key insight into macro forces driving healthy food and beverage innovation, including plant-based nutrition, sugar reduction and mindful eating.

Judie Bizzozero, Content Director

October 24, 2019

The discussion of plant-based nutrition and sugar reduction continued to dominate the natural products narrative at this year’s SupplySide West show, highlighted by increased ingredient offerings for food and beverage applications. INSIDER’s Judie Bizzozero, senior editor, joins Sandy Almendarez, content director, to discuss the latest trends and challenges in the healthy food and beverage sector at SupplySide West 2019, including:

  • Plant-based ingredients for alternative dairy and meat substitutes flourished at SupplySide West 2019, with suppliers offering enhanced options that provide flavors, mouthfeel and texture typically associated with traditional dairy and meat products.

  • Sugar reduction solutions continue to evolve with ingredients including allulose, stevia, stevia blends, prebtiotic fibers, monk fruit and more.

  • The shift from better-for-you nutrition to mindful and purposeful eating was evident in how companies positioned clean label ingredients and mission.

  • Increased attention and ingredients for keto, vegan, paleo and gluten-free diets.

  • Opportunities for explosive disruption in the beverage category including the mainstreaming of sports nutrition as well as new flavors, proteins, probiotics, botanicals, CBD and other ingredients.

Check out other SupplySide West 2019 Trends Podcasts:

SupplySide West Trends: ‘More health for more people’ beyond nutrition – podcast

SupplySide West trends: Cognitive Rises, Rapinoe goes CBD and transparency beckons – podcast

SupplySide West trends: Gut microbiome, cognitive health, fruit – podcast

Got feedback? Email Judie at [email protected], or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERPodcast

About the Author(s)

Judie Bizzozero

Content Director, Informa Markets Health & Nutrition

Judie Bizzozero oversees food and beverage content strategy and development for the Health & Nutrition group at Informa Markets (which acquired VIRGO in 2014), including the Food & Beverage Insider, Natural Products Insider and SupplySide/Food ingredients North America brands. She reports on market trends, science-based ingredients, and challenges and solutions in the development of healthy foods and beverages. Bizzozero graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

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