Beer mix concepts

Wild Flavors and Specialty Ingredients has introduced beer mix concepts inspired by popular long drinks and cocktails.

Wheatgrass gaining ground

Wheatgrass is rapidly emerging as a health ingredient in the mainstream food and drinks market, finds Innova Market Insights. It has long been available in health food stores and specialist outlets, but is now increasingly being used in supplements and food and drink products. This is often occurring in combination with other components with a […]


Healthy snacking

Natural Balance Foods is expanding its Nākd brand into new snacking occasions with the launch of Nākd Nibbles – a healthy snack that’s perfect for on the go, as a topping or for sharing with friends. A blend of pure fruit and nuts and, like the rest of the products in the Nākd portfolio, gluten-, […]

Clean label, gluten-free pasta

To overcome the problems associated with producing gluten-free pasta – such as stickiness of the final product after cooking and the inclusion of additives such as modified starches or gums – Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) collaborated with the Italian University of Foggia to create Westhove Maize 23. The gluten-free functional maize flour promises sensorial properties […]

New trend: sprouted grains

Tapping into consumers’ desire for ‘good’ carbs and healthier snacks, the use of sprouted grains is a small but fast growing niche. “By taking grains and sprouting them before using them in snacks and other foods, they’re delivering ‘good’ grains that are naturally gluten-free for people who want to avoid ‘bad’ carbs and snack more […]

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Omega-3 rich flour

Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients (LCI) has launched Westhove LimaLin Gold, a new, natural flour that is rich in omega-3. Compared to the company’s original LimaLin offering, LimaLin Gold is richer in omega-3 – containing 13% versus 8% in the original – and it is more neutral in colour as it uses yellow linseed rather than the brown linseed used […]

Meat bites

Snowbird Foods has enhanced its range of ingredients for ready meals manufacturers with the launch of two new cooked and frozen products. Its Pork & Apple Meatbites feature 60% British pork flavoured with bramley apple, plus onion, garlic paste, wheat flour, black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, marjoram, parsley and sage. Its golden coating contrasts with the darker […]


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