The Ingredients and Innovation Newsletter from Mintel was distributed during this year’s IFT Food Expo in New Orleans. In it you will find insights into ingredient use and market trends.
In my past, I worked on infant products containing DHA (EU) and ARA (EU), and in their opening article, Mintel discusses the trend of DHA use as an ingredient, the categories showing the most penetration, as well as some areas of opportunity.
Also discussed is the high intensity sweetener market, showing trends in use of sucralose (EU), acesulfame K (EU), and aspartame (EU) as ingredients in food and beverages, reviewing product launches and consumer opinions.
Of particular interest may be their category analyst’s 5-year predictions for the bread and gluten free markets. Their insights into new trending bread ingredients and possible new formats may work to balance the scale between these two markets.
Read on to learn about using kamut as an ingredient and the impact of removing brominated vegetable oil from formulations.