Combatting Micronutrient Deficiencies With Food Fortification

Food fortification is a proven way to deliver vitamins and minerals where regular diets fall short. In Asia, diets are changing to include more processed…

Nutrition For The Elderly

The world is facing an inevitable ageing population, which will likely spike up national spending on medical expenses. What can manufacturers do to help the…

Shining The Spotlight On The “Sunshine Vitamin”

Vitamin D, naturally produced from exposure to the sun, is gaining prominence due to its benefits and the increasing health concern regarding deficiencies in the…

Ironing Out The Kinks

Iron is one of the most important minerals in the body, yet there is a global problem of low iron levels. What can manufacturers do…

Achieving Energy Balance In Our Asian Lifestyles

With increasingly hectic lifestyles, Asian consumers are consuming more snacks for energy. How can manufacturers capitalise on this opportunity? By Christian Philippsen, Managing Director, Beneo…

Regard D'Experts: Asia's Baking and Bread Industry

What these baking industry experts have to say is critical knowledge regarding the Asian baking industry and its markets. By Gilles Edouard Salmon, sales director…

Going Into Vitamin B Complex

Consumers are becoming more health-conscious and want a piece of everything 'healthy'. What is vitamin B and how can consumers take it? By Michelle Cheong

A Gluten-Free Future

Gluten-free products, previously positioned only for gluten-intolerant consumers, are often perceived as less tasteful. However, with new production processes, companies are now enlarging the spectrum…

The Tastes Of Tomorrow

Consumers want to have more say in the products coming their way, but before that, manufacturers should understand how consumers think and make purchasing decisions.…

Free From Gluten

More consumers have recently been embarking on the health and wellness trend, increasing the demand for healthier products. The rise of organic and gm-free foods…

Ingredients

Micronutrients To Mothers, For Children

Maternal undernutrition has been described as one of the most neglected aspects of nutrition in public health globally. Rectifying this issue will ensure better health…

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Equalising Nutrition: Enhancing Consumer Knowledge

Nutrition remains a widespread problem in the world today, regardless if one has access to food or not. To target this, it is not only…

Ingredients

Shining The Light On Obesity

Research has shown that vitamin D intake can have profound effects on obesity. However, relying purely on natural synthesis or dietary intake is far from…

Ingredients

Trending: Functional Foods

Functional foods are trending among consumers now, but what are they and how can manufacturers use these to better cater to consumers? Ms Emil Fazira…

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Eyeballs On Elderly Nutrition

The Silent Generation and Baby Boomers make up the fastest growing consumer markets in the world. However, food and beverage manufacturers have barely scratched the…

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Functional Foods The Silver Lining In Ageing

No one can stop ageing, and since it is the inevitable, why not ensure that as we age, we age well? Functional foods could be…

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Fortification Challenge In Developing Countries

Despite strategies employed to tackle micronutrient malnutrition, limited progress has been achieved in developing countries. Evidence shows that the most cost effective approaches to address…

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Discretionary Fortification A Public Health Perspective

‘Discretionary fortification’ refers to the addition of vitamins and minerals to foods at the discretion of manufacturers for marketing purposes, but not as part of…

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Going Natural With Ingredients

What are natural ingredients and what is the market like today? Dr Chin Kun Wang, President, International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods shares more.

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Asia’s Sweet Spots

Harry Boot, senior VP & GM of Specialty Food Ingredients at Tate & Lyle, takes us through his thoughts on Asia Pacific and the tremendous…