Understanding The Drive Of Healthy Aging Nutrition

As the elderly population around the world continues to increase, it becomes more important than ever for businesses to understand what drives their consumption behaviours and what makes them tick. Contributed by Jackie Ng, Strategic Marketing Director, Kerry APMEA, Applied Health & Nutrition. Enjoying good health and quality of life…

Healthy Ageing: From Anti-Ageing To Age-Embracing

COVID-19 has accelerated wellness-related trends, reinforcing the importance of health as a priority, as well as viewing physical and mental well-being as an entire ecosystem. Contributed by Emil Fazira, Senior Consultant at Euromonitor International. The desire to be healthier is changing the narrative of ageing, moving away from fighting the…

Frozen Desserts Of The Future—Emulsifiers & Hydrocolloids In Frozen Delights

Despite the wide variety of ice-creams and frozen desserts, the one critical functional ingredient that must be present is a texturising system—a combination of emulsifiers and hydrocolloids. By Dr. LaiYee, Lee—Futura Ingredients. Ice-creams and frozen desserts are perennial favourites with consumers, be it in the heat of summer or during…

Boosting Immune Health With Functional Beverages

Consumers are seeking dietary solutions to tackle the problem of stress, lethargy, and poor immunity. By Tereos. Modern-day living is synonymous with a hectic and stressful lifestyle. Conventional wisdom, also supported by past research, is that stress can impact our health in the form of increased risk of cardiovascular diseases,…

The Next Generation Of Beverage Stabilisers

Brands are actively trying to shorten their list of ingredients and reduce or remove some items from formulations—but it’s not as easy as it sounds. When one thing changes in a formulation, it affects others, and innovative stabilisers should be introduced to correct the imbalance. By CP Kelco. Consumers across…

Insights On APAC’s Bakery & Confectionery Market

Government restrictions and consumer wariness due to COVID-19 is affecting bakery and confectionery markets across APAC, says GlobalData. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the bakery and confectionery markets across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region from late March 2020. The strict lockdown enforced by several APAC governments disrupted production and…

The Rise Of Functional Ingredients

The use of dietary supplements has grown over the years because of increased media attention for health issues. By Shikhar Aggarwal, Senior Director—Chemicals, Materials and Nutrition, APAC, Frost & Sullivan. Functional foods are typically classified as traditional foods that have been enriched with an ingredient (bioactive in many cases) that…

Seizing New Markets With Dairy Innovation

APFI magazine speaks to Dalilah Ghazalay, Regional Director for Southeast Asia at USDEC to uncover unique insights into the market trends for dairy as a component of functional beverages.  Q: What are the benefits of dairy as a component of functional beverages? A: From the nutrition conscious to fitness enthusiasts,…

Increased Spending On Health Benefitting Functional Food Ingredients Market

In the food industry, functional food ingredients are in high demand in dairy, bakery, and confectionery products. Prebiotic ingredients are mainly used in dairy products, and this is very popular in the Asia Pacific region especially in countries such as China, Japan, and India. By Transparency Market Research.   According…

New Research Reveals Shifting Priorities In Active Nutrition

Exclusive research has shown clear changes in the preferences and priorities of the active nutrition market, which will shape its progression in 2020 and beyond.   The collaboration between FrieslandCampina Ingredients, the global innovator in healthy and functional ingredients, and the consumer insights and market research experts, FMCG Gurus, pinpoints…
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