With consumers increasing their awareness of fiber intake, sugar consumption, and added protein, we are seeing more and more products with label claims such as excellent source of fiber, high in protein, made with real honey, reduced sugar, sugar-free, or zero added sugar. This is where International Food Products Corporation (IFPC) comes in. We help food and beverage manufacturers find the right ingredients to create the best products that meet consumer demands with a portfolio of clean label ingredients, starch based texturizers, plant based proteins, and specialty sweeteners.
Consumers are seeking fiber's numerous health benefits. Among these benefits, fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive system, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in maintaining a healthy weight, and contributes to controlling blood sugar levels. Whether interested in adding fiber to a current product, looking to develop a new formulation, or sourcing fiber ingredients, high quality fibers including citrus fiber, gums, inulin, resistant starches, soluble corn fiber may be just what your product needs.
Starch ingredients deliver a lot of benefits like thickening and binding, delivering freeze-thaw stability, and reducing product costs. Specifically, starch supports nutritional snack alternatives as it may be used to boost fiber claims, increase nutrition, improve sensory, and offer clean and simple labels. We recommend consulting an ingredient expert to help you navigate the starch market to ensure you find the right starch ingredient for your product at the best possible price.
High protein foods and plant-based protein ingredients are fulfilling consumers' request for a growing protein snack trend. Applications range from dips, sauces, and dressings to beverages, snack foods, and alternative meat products. Some of the plant-based protein ingredients we recommend are:
- Pulse flours: Lentil, pea, chickpea and faba bean
- Pulse concentrates: Lentil, pea and faba bean
- Pulse isolates: Pea protein isolate
The demand from consumers for food and beverages to have less sugar, no sugar, or an alternative sweetener is one of the biggest trends we have seen to date. They want to remain health-conscious, while still being able to satisfy their sweet tooth. They are looking for those label claims of "reduced sugar," "lower in sugar," or "zero grams of sugar." The right sweetener ingredients and the right amount of sugar content to meet clean label requirements is a challenge. Manufacturers can create the best products for consumers by developing a sweetener blend specific to the product that works to reduce sugar content.
Discover today's newest fiber, starch, protein, and sugar alternative solutions from IFPC. Join us at this year's virtual IFT20 to learn more about IFPC and how we can help your products meet consumer demand! Find the right ingredients to create the best products with a portfolio of clean label ingredients, plant-based proteins, specialty sweeteners, and starch-based texturizers. For more information on IFPC, visit ifpc.com.