Trends and insights

Trends and insights

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

How and why to increase daily fibre intake

14 January 2021
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Oatmeal fortified with fibre
You’re probably not consuming enough fibre! According to the World Health Organization, adults should eat at least 25 grams of fibre per day – but the reality is that most people are not getting enough, and in many cases nowhere near enough.

Healthier chocolate – a dream or reality?

15 December 2020
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Chocolate trends
For many of us, indulgent food and drink becomes a staple during the holiday season, as we turn to our favourite products for moments of pleasure and celebration in the lead up to the New Year. Chocolate is an indulgent product, loved by consumers world-wide. But, with health and wellness galloping...

Rising to the challenge: European bakery industry research report

14 December 2020
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Bakery report - hands clapping flour over bread dough
What trends are shaping today’s bakery industry in Europe? What impact has Covid-19 had on sales, new product development and long-term consumer trends? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead?

A sneak peek at our North American Prototype Pantry

26 November 2020
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Sweetened drink, glass of plant-hybrid milk and meat tot snack
At Tate & Lyle, we believe that tasting is believing and what better way to support and engage with our customers than by tasting prototypes - even virtually!

Looks like meat, smells like meat, tastes like meat – but isn’t meat!

26 October 2020
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Hand holding a vegan burger with salad
As innovation in plant-based alternatives accelerates, we are seeing more and more products on the shelves that closely replicate popular meat products like burgers and sausages. Not only in taste, but in look, texture, smell and even sound (think sizzling bacon…).

Plant proteins vs animal proteins: what does the science say and what does the market say?

01 October 2020
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Examples of plant protein sources
As the global population grows, so does the demand for protein. It is widely believed that meeting this demand with animal protein alone is not sustainable and large-scale animal farming raises all kinds of environmental and sustainability concerns. So are plant-based proteins the no-brainer...

New papers capture the latest thinking on nutrition research and reformulation practices

03 September 2020
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British Nutrition Foundation scientific research papers
Tate & Lyle supports British Nutrition Foundation’s research series supporting public health around sugars and sat fat reduction, fibre enrichment, and plant-based protein.

What is Nutri-Score and why should food and drink manufacturers work towards better ratings?

17 July 2020
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Nutriscore
What is Nutri-Score? Nutri-Score is a food rating system used in a number of European countries that shows the nutritional value of a food or drink. The rating goes from A (dark green) to E (dark orange), with A being the best score and E the lowest. The rating must be displayed clearly on the front...

A look inside the sports nutrition market – what are the latest consumer trends?

03 July 2020
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Cyclist drinking a sports nutrition beverage
Market Insights – July 2020. What counts as a sports nutrition product? Sports nutrition products are those which are designed to improve athletic performance, support muscle growth and/or aid recovery after exercise. They come in various forms, such as snack bars, shakes or powders, and can be...

What is the FODMAP diet and how can food and drink manufacturers help cater for those following it?

02 July 2020
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Carrots are low in FODMAPs
One in 5 adults develops Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some point in their lives. The FODMAP diet can help alleviate the symptoms of IBS, but it can be a challenge for those following it to get enough fibre. By developing low FODMAP products and adding easily digestible, FODMAP-free fibres, food...