Ingredients knowledge 

We know our ingredients inside out. And exactly how they can make your muffins, milkshakes and muesli… desserts, drinks and dressings… chocolate, croissants and crisps… and much more besides… extraordinary!

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Our application experts can help you to make better use of all your ingredients 

The power of many ingredients

Tate & Lyle has a vast portfolio of ingredients. With both nutritive and non-nutritive sweeteners, starches and gums, acids, flavourings and a variety of wellness ingredients, we not only understand how individual ingredients work, but how they work in combination.

This allows us to customise systems to your products – giving them extraordinary taste, texture, nutrition and functionality. Find out more in Your Food Systems.

Ingredients for tomorrow’s consumers

New ingredients will always be required to meet consumers’ constantly changing needs. We have development teams dedicated to meeting global trends in:

• Convenience
• Health and wellness (for example, lower calorie, lower fat, lower salt, higher fibre)
• ‘Clean label’

These are areas in which we have or are gaining market leadership. We intend to build on this success, to accelerate growth for ourselves and our customers

Consumer Reseach

Gut reaction – the science behind the health claims

Gut reaction – the science behind the health claims

Our customers want to make health claims for their products – which means our ingredients must reach them with the highest scientific credentials. “Health claim legislation in Europe is changing, and we have to adapt,” says Priscilla Samuel, Director of Nutrition. “That’s why we set the highest standards. We ‘conduct state-of-the-art’ clinical studies using ‘gold standard’ techniques to measure the health benefits – so our claims will stand up in any regulatory environment.” 

Priscilla commissions research by independent, well recognised scientists to ensure that our health claims meet international standards. And, unlike most other ingredient manufacturers, we investigate what consumers want from our customers, so we can better anticipate demand. 
A new health trend concerns the power of the bacteria in our gut - recently scientists tied gut bacteria to obesity and diabetes. “It is increasingly clear that gut bacteria play an important role in the physiology of the body,” Priscilla adds. “With the fibres we make, which are food for the bacteria, we may be able to influence that.”