Spotlight on sustainable acerola sourcing

 07 Sep 2020

Consumer demand is placing a major emphasis on ethical sourcing, with both planetary and human labor concerns stepping into the spotlight. Diana Food is addressing this with the reveal of its Fairtrade and organic Acerola Powder on Acacia Fiber at Vitafoods Virtual Expo 2020.

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07 Sep 2021 | Mane

Mane recently unveiled a consolidated portfolio of natural aromatic ingredients delivering taste coming 100 percent from the source, under the Mane Source banner. Sharing their knowledge on the clean and natural trends, Margaux Cavailles and Dominique Delfaud speak to NutritionInsight about how these demands... Read More

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18 Aug 2021 | Laïta Nutrition

Following Laïta Nutrition’s shift toward plant-based offerings, marketing manager Mathieu Lucot sheds light on the company’s clinical nutrition offerings. He also explains how dairy formulation experience can be applied for new markets, arguing there is room for both plant-based and dairy options to co-exist.

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03 Aug 2021 | ACG

Ilesh Desai, chief strategy officer of capsules at ACG, reveals how the pharmaceutical company is an “integral part of the nutraceutical ecosystem.” He gives more insight into the pandemic-driven immunity trends, as well as shifts in consumers’ behavior from “reactive to proactive.”

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27 Jul 2021 | Nektium

Failing to invest in R&D is a risk to company innovation, according to Julia Wiebe, chief scientific officer at Nektium. She shares the developments of her company’s Zynamite ingredient and reveals challenges Nektium faced in the R&D process. Uncertainty is always a present factor in R&D, she highlights, but... Read More

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20 Jul 2021 | Probiotical

With decades of experience in probiotic R&D, Italy-based Probiotical discusses how the European market has changed in recent years. Speaking with NutritionInsight, company CEO Vera Mogna talks about research challenges, new strains and the potential of probiotics to “fight some of the most concerning issues... Read More

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13 Jul 2021 | The University of Guelph

New research reveals challenges to sustainable eating at the household level and concrete strategies families can take for individual and planetary health. Dr. Jess Haines, associate professor of applied nutrition from the University of Guelph, Canada, explains the work, which earned her first place in this... Read More

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08 Jul 2021 | Innova Market Insights

Innova Market Insights’ latest survey of 10,000 consumers across ten countries evidences the mainstay demand for F&B products with immunity claims. Lu Ann Williams, global insights director, details the regional variances of the trend while highlighting popular formats for wellness-promoting ingredients.

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29 Jun 2021 | Lesaffre

Following Lesaffre’s recent microbiota online seminar, Sophie Legrain-Raspaud, research and application director for Gnosis by Lesaffre, shares how the microbiota field reaches beyond human health research to animal, plant and fermentation studies. Her colleague Hassina Ait-Abderrahim, director of in vitro... Read More

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22 Jun 2021 | Natac Group

This month, Spanish biotechnology company Natac Group opened an extraction factory in Hervás, a town in the agricultural heart of Spain. NutritionInsight speaks with Noela González, Natac’s US and marketing director about the new factory, its state-of-the-art extraction technologies and the future of the... Read More

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31 May 2021 | Chr. Hansen

The “unharmonized” probiotics scene contributes to consumer confusion, which has motivated Chr. Hansen to launch a global online version of The Probiotics Institute. The one-stop-shop educational platform helps consumers navigate the “probiotics jungle” and demystify the human microbiome. Linda Neckmar, VP... Read More

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25 May 2021 | Fonterra

Pill fatigue is shaping how the nutrition industry approaches staple trends, such as immunity and digestive health. Adding functional ingredients to food applications is reshaping how consumers can take a holistic approach to their health and well-being. Komal Mistry-Mehta, global business unit director of... Read More

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18 May 2021 | Benexia

Following Benexia’s distribution deal with Lehvoss Nutrition, CEO Sandra Gillot sheds light on how cold-pressed chia oil can offer a source for vegan omega 3 ALA. Notably, ALA is the only essential fatty acid that the body does not produce, yet it is critical for anti-inflammation.

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11 May 2021 | Lycored

Lycored, a global specialist lycopene-based ingredients for food and beverages, has appointed Tammi Higgins as senior vice president of its Food Division. She speaks to NutritionInsight about the company’s application-based, go-to-market strategy centered on coloring solutions and taste ingredients targeting... Read More

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04 May 2021 | Forme

As the supplement market becomes increasingly mainstream, former professional hockey player Nick Samra is trying to tackle the hygiene and environmental sustainability issues associated with traditional supplement shakers. As his new shaker design, branded Forme, enters the final days of a Kickstarter... Read More

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21 Apr 2021 | Bioiberica

The pandemic has created an increasingly competitive nutraceutical market. One result is innovation stagnation, which can be avoided by seeking collaborations with other companies and organizations. Bioiberica’s healthcare director Jaume Reguant shares how industry partnerships are central to entering new... Read More

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13 Apr 2021 | Arla Foods Ingredients

Arla Foods Ingredients is exploring new solutions that help guide protein enrichment when branching out into functional beverages. The company has launched Lacprodan ISO. Clear, which is a tasteless solution for clear juices. The ingredient can be incorporated easily into juice-producing processes for an... Read More

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30 Mar 2021 | Finzelberg

A steady rise in consumer interest in sports nutrition has been seen through the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly as awareness of previously elite sports supplements becomes more public. Dr. Wolfgang Horper, a member of the management board of sales at Finzelberg, highlights how the botanical extract player... Read More

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