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Changing lifestyles and consumers’ increasing interest in health and fitness have been key factors driving the demand for nutritional and functional food. The functional foods category includes ingredients such as carotenoids, dietary fibres, fatty acids, minerals, prebiotics, probiotics, and vitamins.
With rapid advancements in science and technology, the demand for functional foods is expected to continue to thrive as a broader range of improved functional food products becomes more available.
Discover how the demand for functional foods – in particular, naturally functional foods with good health and sustainability credentials – will continue to grow throughout 2017-2025.
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The demand for clean label products and transparency continues to grow and is likely to drive innovation within the food industry. Data from Mintel shows a 4% increase of new product launches which hold a ‘clean label’ claim (such as ‘no additives/ preservatives’, ‘all natural’ or ‘GMO Free’) in 2017 compared with 2016.
Ingredients manufacturers must consider the growing need to bridge the gap between what consumers are looking for and what the industry defines as clean label or natural. One of the biggest challenges for the industry will be to understand how consumers define ‘clean label’ and develop products accordingly.
Learn more about the latest clean label trends.