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Botanical Beverage Basics

Plants first appeared on land 500 million years ago. Throughout human history, approximately 7,000 different plant species have been used as food. As consumers look for more unique, health-focused beverages, the use of botanical ingredients is on the rise. The Global Plant-based Beverages market is expected to reach $33…

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What ingredient trends will be behind 2019’s most successful beverages?

The beverage space is evolving at a rapid pace as innovation and developments are rolled out to meet customers’ ever-changing tastes and preferences. There are marked shifts in the ways consumers think about their beverage choices and a resulting change in the types of ingredients that are being incorporated into those …

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6 Ways to Move Your Beverage Supply Chain from At-Risk to Ready for Anything

Every beverage company depends on materials and services from other companies to produce, package and distribute their products. That dependence comes with risk. It’s not a matter of if, but when, something outside of your control will impact the cost and availability of materials you need to create your beverage.…

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Functional Fungus? A Closer Look at the Recent Boom in Mushroom Beverages

Take a brief stroll through nearly any health food store at the moment and you can be sure you’ll see shelves lined with specialty beverages claiming all kinds of benefits—more energy, better sleep, enhanced mental clarity—the list goes on. Because of today’s busy lifestyle, more and more people are looking to beverages…

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Protein Power—A Rising Force at Play in the Beverage Market

It’s true:  Even in 2018, the functional food market is still on the rise.  It’s no surprise, either.  In 2014, 90 percent of American adults acknowledged the benefits of functional foods, or food and drink products which provided additional benefits beyond standard nutrition. That same year, protein was listed as one o…

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Key Natural Ingredients For The Beverage Industry In 2018

Without a doubt, the most popular trends for the beverage and food industry for 2018 relate to being natural. We can see a huge demand of natural, organic, and GMO-free ingredients. One more parameter, which is getting more noticeable, is that the ingredient list is getting shorter and shorter. This is because consumers…

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Bitter Flavors In Alcoholic And Soft Drinks

Bitter Flavors In Alcoholic And Soft Drinks

Bitters have been well known for centuries, not only as a special type of alcohol, but also as a medicine that improves digestive activity. What makes bitters so special? A specific taste is formed with the help of special botanical extracts. These extracts might differ due to the origin of bitters and alcohol content. …

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Most Popular Natural Sweeteners For Healthy Beverages

Most Popular Natural Sweeteners For Healthy Beverages

Nowadays sugar is considered as a white death or poison. However it is a good way to improve beverage taste, mouth feel and to get some energy. There are ways to overcome these issues. Below you will find a number of natural sweeteners which might become a good alternative for your sugar in your drink. […]

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6 Functional Benefits Of Chia Seeds

6 Functional Properties Of Chia Seeds

Recently, there seems to be more and more beverages containing Chia seeds (Salvia Hispanica). One reason for the popularity of  this unique-looking product is that these seeds are loaded with various functional properties. 1. Non-caloric and loaded with nutrients Chia seeds are an ancient super food that has been used b…

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Let’s develop a drink – Olympic game winner for Brazil 2016

Let’s develop a drink - Olympic game winner for Brazil 2016

The Summer Olympic Games in 2016 will be held in Rio, Brazil, and there is a great possibility to launch a Brazilian drink with the help of the Olympics. The rain forests of Brazil are full of various tropical fruits and herbs that are well identified with this country. Creating natural trending beverages with functiona…

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