Trends and insights

Trends and insights

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

Perfecting texture in next-generation products

30 June 2021
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A stack of cookies containing starches
Why do we love food and drink? When we consume a favourite product there are key sensory characteristics that we expect and enjoy – the taste, the texture, the mouthfeel, the appearance – and it’s by having these work in harmony, that brands deliver eating and drinking experiences that not only...

The impact of COVID-19 on diet – challenges and opportunities ahead

28 June 2021
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Masked shopper browsing shelves
Contributed by Dr. Yvonne Finnegan Ph.D Registered Dietitian Since the outbreak of COVID-19 over a year ago, many surveys have attempted to capture the impact of the various restrictions and disruption to daily patterns on diet and health behaviours. The combination of restricted daily routines...

What is allulose?

02 June 2021
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Hard candy sweets with allulose
Allulose is a rare sugar found in nature in very small quantities. What makes it different is that has a very similar taste and texture to sugar, but only a fraction of the calories. This makes it an ideal choice for those seeking to maintain a healthy weight as well as for those with diabetes or on...

Collaborating with Coca-Cola to bust myths in Brazil

28 May 2021
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Smiling woman eating yoghurt
New digital education series shares science on low and no calorie sweeteners. Visit any bakery, supermarket or café in Brazil and you’ll see that the nation’s longstanding love affair with sweet treats remains in full flourish. With its Portuguese influence and place in the historic global sugar...

The benefits of stevia

26 May 2021
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Stevia leaves
Stevia, a plant extract, is a sweetener that contributes zero calories to foods and doesn’t raise blood sugar. For the many people who are seeking foods & beverages with reduced sugar, stevia provides a versatile solution.

Preview the latest concepts from our North American Prototype Pantry

10 May 2021
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Prototype Pantry 3
Spring has sprung, and so has a fresh batch of prototype concepts in our pantry! Drawing inspiration from ongoing trends and changing seasons, Tate & Lyle’s team of expert food scientists has crafted a creative menu of prototypes for this next quarter to demonstrate how our solutions and...

Myths and truths about dietary fibre

06 May 2021
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Muffin prototypes with our PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre ingredient
Dietary fibre is one of the most studied nutrients in the scientific literature. However, many myths still surround this topic.

The role of low and no calorie sweetening ingredients in promoting health

15 April 2021
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Low sugar calorie ice lollies
Obesity is a major issue and public health authorities advise people to consume less sugar. Many consumers are trying to find ways of cutting calories and reducing their sugar intake – but they also want great taste and the pleasure of sweetness. Low-calorie and no-calorie sweeteners help support...

PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre and immune health

29 March 2021
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PROMITOR Soluble Fibre and Immune Health
Immunity, the body’s ability to resist invading pathogens and their harmful effects, is a growing concern for consumers across the globe, particularly since the Covid-19 pandemic.

How a little bit of fibre can boost the Nutri-Score rating of your European dairy products

09 March 2021
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Woman eating ice cream cone
Nutri-Score ratings continue to help consumers around Europe to make healthier, more informed choices about the food and drink they buy. The simple and colourful A-to-E (A being the best, and E the worst) front-of-packaging label is providing a guide to weighing up the most nutritious options on the...