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I maintain a few resources on ingredients, their functionality and nutritional profile as a service to the industry. Reach out to me for corrections, additions, and suggestions, or if you want to help maintain these resources.

Food Science, Technology & Chemistry

How to Close the Food Innovation Gap

An ‘Innovation Gap’ occurs when the belief in the importance of food innovation for future success is present within an organisation or brand, but that same organisation or brand is not satisfied with their current level of innovation. This gap […]

Food Enzymes Process

Food Enzymes Food Waste Remediation

Enzymes comprise globular proteins that catalyse biochemical reactions. In simple terms, food enzymes help the body begin the process of digestion by contributing to the breakdown of food components into smaller nutrients that can be more easily absorbed into the […]

Functional Food Beverages Packaging

Guide Functional Food Packaging Innovation

The food packaging you choose isn’t just about what looks good on shelf. You also have to consider functional elements like how it will work to contain and protect your product in the short and long-term, how convenient and easy-to-open […]

Botanical Ingredients Clean Label

Botanical Ingredients Bring Cleaner Labels

As a result of the global pandemic, consumers have begun to look after themselves more and there is an increased understanding that our health begins with our nutrition. For this reason, botanical ingredients have broken through the trend barrier and […]

Alternative Protein Innovation

Alternative Protein Innovation Moving Mainstream

According to a McKinsey report, the market for alternative protein is valued at approximately $2.2bn compared with a global meat market of approximately $1.7 trillion. Given that the market for meat has been around significantly longer than the market for […]

Virtual NPD iNewtrition

Virtual NPD Can Improve Your Time to Market

When the pandemic began just under one year ago, new product development (NPD) plans were one of the main elements to be dropped from the priority list for many functional food and beverage businesses. The food industry has since adapted […]