The destination for Free From innovations

Free From Functional & Health Ingredients 2019, Europe’s leading innovation platform for the free from, organic, vegan, functional and ingredient food industries takes place next week in Barcelona, 28-29 May.

Up to 4,500 visitors, including international trade buyers, 350 producers, manufacturers, and key global industry figures are expected over the two days to take advantage of opportunities in this vibrant and established market.

The exhibition will showcase the latest product developments from the world’s pioneering brands that are shaping the market for organic, vegan, functional foods and ingredients.

Some of those exhibiting include:

Plamil (Stand A31)

The free from brand aims to deliver compromise-free indulgence, and will be introducing its latest organic, lactose free, Fairtrade chocolate bar. So Free Smooth tastes like milk chocolate but is made with cocoa and coconut. It has less than 4% sugars, which are all naturally occurring.

De Smaakspecialist (Stand A49)

The Dutch organic food brand will showcase its BioToday No bee Honey, a vegan alternative with the same taste, structure and smell as ‘real’ honey. Made with apple juice concentrate, tapioca syrup and lemon juice then product is free from refined sugars and artificial additives. Their second innovation is the No Cheese Fondue which is made from vegan cheese, coarse mustard and splash of white wine. It delivers a protein rich, organic, ready to use fondue that’s prepared in a matter of minutes.

Dietary Food Solutions (Stand C17)

Dietary Food Solutions offers gluten free, raw ingredients and baking mixes for bread and bakery products, pizza, focaccia, hamburger buns, wraps, muffins, sweet yeast dough and cookies.

Max Sport (C06)

To tackle the global food crisis, Max Sport is introducing its range of three Raw Insect Bars – Curcuma & Cinnamon, Ecuador Cocoa, and Lapacho & Cranberry. Made with mealworms and dates they deliver a high protein, sustainable snack.

Foods for Tomorrow (Stand G30)

Heura is a new generation in plant-based proteins, that look to be a successor to meat, rather than a substitute. The product contains twice the protein of an egg, four times more iron than one plate of spinach, and six times more fibre than tofu. Heura is made from soy, a legume high fibre, isoflavones, protein, and lysine. It doesn’t contain gluten or added sugars, is low in saturated fats and has no cholesterol.

In addition to the latest product launches being shown by 350 exhibitors, visitors can plan their trip around a packed conference programme. Four separate conference stages will cover: Free From; Vegan; Health Ingredients; and Lactose & Dairy Free. These will be supported with extensive networking opportunities through face-to-face matchmaking and round table events.

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