Moon Juice: A Fusion of Traditional Brewing and Modern Wellness

Emily Loo, founder of Moon Juice explains how her company helps redefine kombucha with a fusion of biodynamic brewing, superfoods, and a community-driven approach to wellness. In the realm of functional beverages, kombucha stands out for its purported health benefits and unique fermentation process. Moon Juice, a Singapore-based kombucha brewery,…

AB Biotek Improves DAO Delivery with Microencapsulation

AB Biotek Human Nutrition and Health (HNH) has launched adiDAO microencapsulated, a new ingredient format that optimises the delivery of the DAO enzyme and allows it to be combined with other functional ingredients for the first time. DAO (diamine oxidase) helps the body to break down dietary histamine, a molecule…

The Trends of Living Well & Healthy Ageing

By Audrey Yow Are you into healthy ageing or reverse ageing?   The concept of eating and living well has always been around. Unsurprisingly, wellness and healthy ageing are important themes in the food industry. Today's consumers place a more holistic emphasis on health. And this includes fitness, nutrition, mental…

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…
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