Alternative Protein: A New Era of Sustainable Nutrition

Alternative Protein: A New Era of Sustainable Nutrition   When it comes to diet, traditional protein sources have always thrived as a key component. Yet, as people continue to enjoy these familiar protein sources, the rise of alternative protein sources has sparked significant attention, driven by various factors such as…

Nourishing the golden years

Nourishing the golden years: A guide to Pacific Asian foods for older adults   As the old saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Maintaining a healthy diet is important at any age, but as you get older, it becomes even more essential to take nutrition seriously. It should come…

Culinary Wisdom for Brain Health

  Culinary Wisdom: Nourishing Asian-Pacific Traditions for Brain Health Asian ingredients are known for their nutritive properties. Consumers worldwide are increasingly knowledgeable about food, and the health and wellness trend has always dominated the food industry. Based on this, B2B businesses can capitalise on the health benefits and unique flavours…

El Niño and Its Effects on Food Supply & Health

El Niño is back. This can impact food supply and health not only in the Asia Pacific region, but all over the globe.   Every few years, the world experiences the effects of El Niño, a naturally occurring climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean that can affect weather worldwide. El…

The Demand For Immune Boosting Foods

Health and wellness continue to dominate the spotlight in the F&B industry, which is seeing a healthy demand for immune boosting foods. APFI Magazine speaks to Bilva Trivedi, Product Strategic Manager, Bioactives, AsPac for Glanbia, to gain some insights into this matter.   While the focus on physical health is still…

Innovating For Metabolic Health

The widespread prevalence and rising incidence of metabolic syndrome is an alarming, worldwide concern, representing a priority for the food and nutrition communities to address. From a product formulation perspective, the emphasis has typically included reducing added sugars and lowering sodium content. Optimizing protein content and nutritional quality is a…

Protein Powered Solutions for Beverage Innovations

When it comes to developing successful beverages, quenching consumers’ thirsts is just the start. The pandemic has contributed to a shift in consumer behaviour, increasing focus on health and nutrition while also reinforcing a desire for enjoyable, comforting options.  Martin Teo, Technical Director—Food Applications at the U.S. Dairy Export Council…

More Than A Gut Feeling: The Microbiome As A Gateway To Wellness

As consumers become increasingly informed and holistic in their approach to overall health and wellness, brands should reflect this in their product development. Contributed by ADM.  It’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed consumers’ perspectives on their health and wellness. Many are now taking a more holistic approach that considers…

Gut Health &The Immune System

The pandemic has accelerated interest in healthy nutrition in general, with particular interest in products relating to gut health and immune defence. This trend looks set to continue post-pandemic. Interview with Annelore De Boe, Product Manager Functional Fibres, BENEO.   How do you envisage the development of the immune health…

Sustainable Proteins & Plant-Based Market Set To Expand In Asia

Plant-based solutions that offer taste, health and nutrition, clean-label, and a strong sustainability message have the potential to win over consumers in Asia. By Juan Aguiriano, Group Head of Sustainability, Kerry Group. As consumers become more aware of health, environmental, and ethical concerns, they are increasingly seeking out plant-based alternatives.…
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