Understanding Trans-Fat To be Free From it

Oils and fats are triglycerides, comprised of a glycerol back bone bonded with three fatty acid chains - saturated or unsaturated. Unsaturated fatty acids in vegetable sources are solely cis-isomers, while trans-isomers are present naturally in a small percentage in animal sources. By Dr. LaiYee, Lee – Futura Ingredients The…

Perfecting Fortified Plant Protein Beverages

Contributed by Khoo Kim Ching, Futura Ingredients   The pandemic has pushed us to re-evaluate what health means to each individual. For some of us, that would mean exercising more regularly or giving up on bad habits. Some have also opted to switch diets and maintain a healthier plant-based lifestyle. In recent years, we…

Aligning Butter With Trendy Diets

Naturally low in carbohydrates and high in fat, butter products can benefit from keto and paleo positioning. By Michelle Teodoro, Senior Food Science and Nutrition Analyst, Mintel Food and Drink.   The keto diet’s move to mainstream creates new opportunities for high-fat, low-carb products, like butter, to reinvent themselves as…

Clean Label Solutions For Frying Oil Stabilisation

A move to healthier, naturally sourced stabilisers is a must for food manufacturers to continue delivering the great flavours and textures consumers crave, while also meeting their healthy eating demands. By Cindy Tian, Kalsec Lead Scientist.   Consumers have an undeniable affinity for fried foods. Their enticing flavours, crunchy textures…

AAK Launches Food Service In South East Asia

AAK, global provider of vegetable oil and fats, is set to launch its food service segment to cater to the South East Asian market. Currently, the company serves the global food sector with a broad range of food service products around the world. Michael Skriver, Regional Director of AAK SEA,…
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