Trends and insights

Trends and insights

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

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...

What is plant-based eating and how does it benefit health and wellbeing?

11 May 2022
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plant-based meal
We hear about “plant-based diets” everywhere these days, but what exactly are they and how do they impact health?

Easter Indulgence: Can we enjoy chocolate more healthily and sustainably?

13 April 2022
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healthier more sustainable chocolate
Easter is upon us and many countries around the world will celebrate this holiday. Since ancient times, this period celebrates the end of winter, the arrival of spring and the coming of new life. It also means the giving of gifts and lots and lots of chocolate consumption!

What do parents expect of food manufacturers?

08 April 2022
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what do parents want from food manufacturers
As a result of the global pandemic, health and wellness has taken centre stage and consumers are increasingly focused on getting healthier or staying healthy. In our research conducted in China, Indonesia and Brazil in early 2021, we asked adults which health benefits they intend to focus on long...

Nutrition Month – let's focus on fibre reformulation

30 March 2022
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Fibre-fortified pancakes
Last month, Tate & Lyle launched its Gut Health Campaign, with the publication of its health and nutritional data modelling, exploring the positive difference fibre reformulation could make to people’s health in the UK. The findings revealed that increased fibre fortification of some everyday UK...