Texture-modified, antioxidant-rich, plant-based snacks are a useful nutrition support to benefit healthy ageing via the elevation of antioxidant ability and alteration of gut microbiota, according to new research.
Diets with novel plant-based products tend to fall below the daily requirements for calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B12, while often exceeding saturated fat, sodium and sugar levels, according to a new study.
Thailand’s Tipco Foods is diversifying into the herbal dietary supplements and plant-based protein, as it seeks new growth engines amid a shrinking fruit juice market in the domestic market, its CEO told us.
India-based start-up OZiva is planning to launch six to eight new supplements in the first quarter of this year, with the company reporting growing demand for ‘clean nutrition’ products, mostly driven by the plant-based trend.
China-based manufacturer Angel Yeast is set to open a new R&D centre in Yichang, Hubei Province this year to accelerate product innovation, with a particular focus on the plant-based sector and sports nutrition.
Consumer interest in plant-based diets has led to increased innovation in plant-based beverages in China, as new ingredients overtake soy, and new format opportunities emerge in the form of ready-to-drink.