Guide Functional Food Packaging Innovation

Functional Food Beverages Packaging

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 it is for the consumer, and if it effectively communicates the purpose and benefits of […]

Alternative Protein Innovation Moving Mainstream

Alternative Protein Innovation

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 alternative proteins, this shows impressive growth from a relatively new segment. The opportunities in the […]

Virtual NPD Can Improve Your Time to Market

Virtual NPD iNewtrition

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 to the new normal and virtual NPD and innovation strategies quickly became part of that. […]

Developing Functional Foods & Beverages for Preventive Nutrition

Small pieces of food exiting a small brown glass jar

Discussions around the subject of preventive healthcare and preventive nutrition have become more prevalent over the past year when the impact of COVID-19 forced us to look at our habits with regards to taking care of ourselves and managing our own health. Preventive health measures aim to look at how we can prevent certain illnesses […]

Ensuring Food Safety & Quality in Product Development

Food Safety Quality Fraus and Defense

When it comes to food safety and quality processes there are many factors to consider. This blog will look at a few of those factors in the context of producing results that can accelerate innovation and create sustainable and more consumer-centric products in the process. The purpose of having strong and stable systems in place […]

Checklist: Assessing Fibres as Functional Ingredients

nutri-functional fiber

The toolkit below was designed as a useful pocket checklist for you to reference when assessing fibres as functional ingredients. It includes an overview of all the different attributes and characteristics to consider when working through this process. If you have trouble viewing the image below, click this link to download the checklist. Contact me […]

Innovation Workshops for Functional Food & Beverage Businesses

iNewtrition Food Innovation Workshops

Food innovation workshops in the age of disruption develops your ability to innovate by generating more ideas and putting them into action. When you know how to develop a single, end-to-end framework for testing innovative ideas, and understand how an organisation that is defined by and developed around innovative execution, can adapt itself to foster […]

Flaxseed: nature’s best-kept multifunctional ingredient.

Flaxseed health benefits

When we think of superfoods, we tend to think of exotic, novel-sounding ingredients as being better than the common products that are readily available such as broccoli, berries, beetroot or oats. This article will focus on one such superfood – flaxseed – which goes by the Latin name ‘Linum Usitatissimum’ and means “most useful”. I want […]

How can natural ingredients reinforce immunity?

Pomegranate bioactives consumer health

Throughout this period of time where we are all dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath as we move into second waves globally, I thought it would be a good time to share my thoughts on how we can best support our immunity levels in general through sources such as bioactives, natural ingredients and […]

Can a Food Product Development Consultant Help You Innovate?

Food Product Development Consultant Raphaelle O'Connor

Developing new food and beverage products can often be an overwhelming task which is why more and more elements of that process are being increasingly outsourced to people like me – a food product development consultant. With this rapid increase in demand for food product development consultancy comes a confusion of what it is we […]