Ingredients


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    Leftovers: DiGiorno turns crust into ice cream cones; Gym Weed infuses hemp into energy drinks

    Nestlé’s frozen pizza brand serves up a new dessert in honor of National Ice Cream Day, and Nightfood supplies sweet dreams with its Sleep Friendly Cookies.

    By Food Dive staff • July 1, 2022
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    Cost of Fourth of July cookouts to jump by double digits this year

    Price increases for food items like chicken, bread and soda have made this year’s holiday a more expensive celebration, according to two recent analyses.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Better-for-you

    The better-for-you trend has made its way into nearly ever facet of the food and beverage space, with the coronavirus pandemic prompting consumers to pay even more attention to what they put in their bodies. 

    By Food Dive staff
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    Wheat's inflationary year

    Why the recent drop in wheat prices may not reflect the longer-term trend

    Better weather and a brief drop in demand recently helped bring futures for the grain to a four-month low, but analysts say the food commodity may have hit a floor. 

    By June 30, 2022
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    Givaudan partners on gum targeting kids' sugar cravings

    The ingredients company helped Israeli food-tech startup Sweet Victory mask the bitterness of an herb that blocks sugar receptors on the tongue for its new treat.

    By June 30, 2022
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    Eclipse Foods scoops up more than $40M to invest in plant-based dairy

    The ice cream maker’s signature ingredient blend can enable an entire non-milk platform, and additional products will launch next year.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Sponsored by ADM

    Borderless food. Ready to eat at a moment's notice.

    Modern consumers want to experience global tastes and trends, and they want to experience those tastes in convenient ways they control.

    June 27, 2022
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    Leftovers: Land O'Lakes cuts corners on butter; Saputo spreads into plant-based cheese

    The dairy brand is reshaping its signature product to help at-home bakers, and Hamdi Ulukaya’s Unstuck initiative launches co-branded products with ingredients sourced by refugees.

    By Food Dive staff • June 24, 2022
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    Chinova Bioworks raises $6M for clean-label preservative

    Investors in the company and its ingredient made from upcycled mushrooms include the venture arms of Royal DSM and Rich Products.

    By June 23, 2022
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    How CrushDynamics upcycles wine waste into a nutritious ingredient

    The Canadian company uses fermentation to make polyphenol-rich blends that can enhance flavor, reduce salt, block bitterness and extend shelf life, and plans to take its tech to winemaking regions worldwide.

    By June 23, 2022
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    B&G Foods creates 4 business units to oversee sprawling portfolio

    The maker of Green Giant, Ortega and Cream of Wheat said the new structure will help eliminate unnecessary costs and spur growth.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Sponsored by Sensegen™, a division of Blue California

    Unique sensorial solutions from an ingenious alliance

    Flagrance™ is the scientific and creative outcome of a true collaboration of flavorists and perfumers.

    By Sara Marino, Senior Flavorist & Flavors Team Leader, Sensegen™, a division of Blue California • June 21, 2022
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    WhatIf Foods taps a secret ingredient for plant-based success

    As the company enters the U.S. with its better-for-you ramen and milk, it is leaning on the sustainability and nutrition credentials of a little-known African legume.

    By June 17, 2022
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    Live Green Group partners with Sigma to make clean-label ingredients

    This agreement will utilize the startup’s Charaka algorithm and the Mexican food giant’s reach to create alternatives to things like methylcellulose, gums and emulsifiers.

    By June 16, 2022
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    DouxMatok's Incredo Sugar now available through Batory Foods

    The Israeli company’s marquee product is made from sugar and requires only 50% as much to taste as sweet.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Mars partners with Perfect Day on animal-free chocolate

    The confectioner is launching the CO2Coa bar using dairy made by precision fermentation online, positioning it as a more sustainable treat. 

    By June 16, 2022
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    As milk prices soar, butter and cheese makers grapple over supply

    High production costs have put a premium on dairy, which could force manufacturers and consumers to make hard choices, according to a CoBank analysis.

    By June 15, 2022
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    This Amazonian 'super-leaf' may help gaming performance

    Studies show a new energy ingredient may help gamers improve performance with more focus and fewer jitters.

    June 13, 2022
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    Leftovers: Brave Robot, Coolhaus team up on animal-free treats; French's spreads beyond mustard

    The Urgent Company-owned brands use Perfect Day’s proteins in their first collaboration, and a uterus-shaped breakfast cereal tries to start the conversation about periods.

    By Food Dive staff • June 10, 2022
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    Organic food sales growth slowed in 2021 as consumer priorities shifted

    After setting an explosive pace in 2020, the segment returned to historic patterns last year, according to the Organic Trade Association — but inflation may make 2022 even more challenging.

    By June 10, 2022
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    InnovoPro partners on ice cream that harnesses the power of chickpeas

    CEO Taly Nechushtan said new products like this frozen treat must overcome consumers’ negative experiences with the taste and texture of other plant-based offerings.

    By Updated June 10, 2022
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    Hershey applies to patent dairy-free chocolate with roasted grain

    The Pennsylvania confectioner says this method can produce candy with a similar texture, mouthfeel, melt and taste to treats made with milk.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Why Mission Barns believes cultivated fat is the key to better plant-based meat

    In taste tests, CEO Eitan Fischer said more than 90% of consumers preferred meat analogs made with cultivated fat over plant equivalents.

    By June 8, 2022
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    Kellogg's RX takes breakfast on the go with new bars

    The latest offering for the morning daypart from the clean-label brand swaps the dense mouthfeel of RXBar for a soft texture and different sweeteners.

    By June 7, 2022
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    Book your ticket on an exotic tropical flavor adventure

    With summer on the horizon, now is the perfect time to explore the emerging and exotic tropical fruit flavor profiles that consumers are requesting for new beverages targeted for hydration, health & wellness, or a happy hour cocktail.

    June 6, 2022
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    Beyond Meat accused of unfair competition because of misleading claims in new lawsuit

    The federal lawsuit is the latest attack on the company from former co-manufacturer Don Lee Farms, which says its publicly traded competitor overstates its protein content and incorrectly says its ingredients are natural.

    By June 3, 2022