Trends and insights

Trends and insights

Catch up on developments in the world of food, nutrition and science.

4 ways the cost-of-living crisis is influencing emerging consumer food trends

22 December 2022
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cost of living consumer trends
Rising food and energy costs are affecting communities all over the world, while post-pandemic supply shortages and knock-on effects of the conflict in Ukraine are increasingly putting a strain on consumers.

Making chewy sweets without all the sugar

24 November 2022
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Chewy sweets
What was your favourite chewy sweet as a kid? Many of us have fond memories of those fruity, tangy and perhaps even sour chewy sweets bought with pocket money or from the school tuck shop. They remain a firm favourite with young people (and adults!) today. The chews themselves have evolved, with...

How can stevia open up opportunities for manufacturers in Europe?

06 October 2022
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Child eating reduced sugar snack
Within the food and beverage sector we see many global consumers trends influencing new product development. In Europe, there has been growth in two trends, in particular – plant-based and sugar reduction.

Mediterranean Diet, the gut, and immune health: what is the relationship?

05 October 2022
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Bowl of mediterranean food
Worldwide there is a high prevalence of chronic non-communicable diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and certain types of cancer. Western dietary patterns characterized by a high intake of refined food products rich in carbohydrates, especially added sugars, and...

How can natural flavourings help European manufacturers deliver great tasting, clean label products?

05 September 2022
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Low-sugar fruit drink
Consumers globally are looking for products made with simpler, recognisable ingredients – resulting in “cleaner” labels. In Europe, the demand in the clean label space is increasing and becoming sophisticated, with consumers actively researching ingredients to understand what is in their food and...

Nutritious and Delicious 2 - Brazilian carrot cake

02 September 2022
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Brazilian carrot cake
At Tate & Lyle, we strive to help people make healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink and lead more balanced lifestyles. To support this purpose, we have launched our Nutritious & Delicious recipe series, co-hosted by the our Global Nutrition Team's Melissa Kaczmarczyk, and Research...

Tate & Lyle China General Manager eyes tremendous opportunity to support healthy living

15 August 2022
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Chinese food
Simmering hot pot, soft filled buns, sticky sweet and sour pork…are there any cuisines better known for their varied tastes, smells and flavours as Chinese food? Food is central to China’s culture, family life and national celebrations, and increasingly consumers are looking for prepared and...

How can bitter taste receptors help us to fight lung infections?

28 July 2022
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Woman drinking fruit juice
Taste receptors play a much broader role than previously assumed, impacting not only our nutritional habits but also immunity and several other physiological pathways, and have been identified as promising candidate targets of public health importance.

A guide to the 'biotics - pre, pro, syn and post

14 July 2022
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Know your biotics
You may have heard a lot recently about the ‘gut microbiota’ and wondered what it is. Your gut, particularly the lower gut, contains many trillions of micro-organisms (mostly bacteria but also others like fungi and viruses). In fact, it is one of the most densely inhabited microbial eco-systems on...

Diets and the human gut

27 June 2022
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Diet and the human microbiome
The human body is host to over 100 million microbes – the bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses that live on and in our bodies. In fact, it is estimated that the total amount of microbes in the human body can weigh as much as 2kg! These microbes are found all over our skin and throughout our bodies...