Innovation for what's next

Focusing on four market segments – Beverage, Savoury, Bakery and Dairy - our Insight Stories explore the most influential trends throughout Asia-Pacific as well as around the globe, and explain how you can effectively implement them into your products.

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BEVERAGE INSIGHT STORY

The beverage segment continues to be reinvented. 

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SAVOURY INSIGHT STORY

The desires of the consumer have expanded to not only being presented with exciting products, but also options that align to their dietary preferences and ethics.

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BAKERY INSIGHT STORY

The hunt for true baked goods has never been more prevalent. Consumers are after freshly made artisanal products that explore the use of alternative ingredients and offer added nutrition, without impacting on creativity and flavour.

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DAIRY INSIGHT STORY

From plant-based alternatives like nuts and seeds to low-sugar pre-packaged convenience options, dairy continues to reinvent itself to appeal to consumers of all tastes and dietary needs.

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Welcome to a world of ideas

Our Idea Labs® experts as well as senior CULINOLOGY® leader Caterina Loduca have uncovered a range of exciting concepts to help inspire, so you can incorporate the latest trends into your products. Focusing on four key industry segments – Beverage, Savoury, Bakery and Dairy - our Concept Food Magazines deliver great ideas on how to implement the latest trends and create products that speak to the needs of today’s consumers.

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BEVERAGES BEYOND ORDINARY

Explore vegetable and seed solutions to create the perfect beverage, as well as how to achieve the best results for consistency. 

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SATISFYING SAVOURY SENSATIONS

Get the perfect formula for making chicken extra crispy and find out what vegan ground meat is all about. 

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IDEAS FRESH FROM THE OVEN

Get our tips for the fluffiest mochi bread and find out how to retain great freshness for one of the world’s favourite mini cakes. 

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DELIGHTFUL DAIRY INSPIRATION

Find out what will give plant-based yogurt that recognisable dairy-style creaminess, and get our formulation tips for smooth and silky dairy-free ice cream. 

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What's next - Formulations

Find out more about the latest trends and concepts.

Get ahead in meat alternatives

With plant-based meat NPD having the strongest growth in Australasia out of the Asia-Pacific region, new products are also more likely to have health claims. For Australasia plant-based claims are also higher than the global average.  

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Crafting a non-alcoholic, zero sugar beer

With the same ‘thirst’ for memorable experiences and a growing health-conscious awareness, Millennials and Generation Zs are creating waves for non-alcoholic beverages.

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Be inspired on your next ready meal project

Chilled meals and meal kits are leading ready meal growth in Australia. Consumers are looking to replicate out-of-home dining experiences with convenient, pre-portioned, affordable and easy-to-cook options at home.

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The right ingredients for alternative dairy drinks

Improving dairy alternative drinks to achieve similar outcomes to dairy drinks in texture, mouthfeel and nutrition will enable more consumer uptake. Find out more about how our solutions will enable great texture, mouthfeel, stability, sugar reduction and plant-based protein claims.

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Be inspired to create amazing ice-creams

If you are looking for ideas, inspiration or functional solutions that make great ice cream, our range of texturisers, stabilisers, sweeteners and plant-based proteins will help inspire your next project.

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Do you have organic product development or a clean label brief?


Organic foods are often viewed as healthier and safer than their conventional alternatives. COVID-19 has driven an increased interest in products that benefit from a ‘health halo’ and awareness has been raised of the relationship between nutrition and health.

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What's next - Videos

  

The amazing world of meat alternatives

In Asia-Pacific, health, sustainability and animal welfare are the main reasons for reducing the consumption of meat, driving the growth of meat alternatives in our region. With this shift driven by the increasing number of flexitarians, meat alternatives must satisfy the consumer expectations in taste and texture. 

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Meat alternatives with plant-based proteins

Watch this video to kickstart your innovation with plant-based meat alternatives.

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Innovating with plant-based beverages

We can help beverage manufacturers to fortify their plant-based beverage while achieving the desired sensorial experience, smoothness and taste profile to keep consumers coming back for more.

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Asia-Pacific consumers are opting for vegan cheese

Catch up on the market insights for this fast-growing segment in this video and how we can help you to formulate this vegan cheese with ease.

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Go plant based for baked treats that are nutritionally better

Consumers today are attracted to new eating experiences and better-for-you options. Because of this, we are seeing major innovations in clean label, vegan, and gluten-free offerings in baked goods and snacks. 

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Porcini gravy

Create a lavish dining experience this festive season with our rich, creamy and slightly nutty Porcini Gravy – a perfect complement for steaks and roasted dishes!

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Mongolian barbeque cooking sauce

Given the rising popularity of Sichuan Cuisine worldwide, it is evident that consumers are getting more adventurous with their foods; seeking for regional cuisines with bolder and more exciting flavours. Satisfy your consumers’ needs with this flavourful, sweet and salty Mongolian Barbecue Sauce to uplift any meat dishes!

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Jungle curry

With their fast-paced and busy lifestyles, younger generations of consumers are now demanding for greater convenience in cooking. Transform the traditional Jungle Curry into a flavoursome, ready-to-use sauce for your consumers to readily enjoy! 

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Lemongrass & Ginger Sauce

Bring your consumers the taste of South-East Asia with the Lemongrass Ginger Sauce! A perfect union of citrus flavours and the slight warmth from the ginger makes for a fragrant and versatile sauce that can be used for dipping, cooking or even as a marinade for fish and poultry dishes. 

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Sichuan guaiwei cooking sauce

Sichuan peppercorns, an essential ingredient found in Sichuan cuisine, has attributed to the global success of the now well-loved Mala sauce. Try this spicy, savoury and exotic Guaiwei Sauce, which can be used for cooking meats or seasoning noodles!

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Vegan kimchi mayo

Thinking hard about which sauces pair well with your dishes? Try the Vegan Kimchi Mayo, made from natural ingredients and a blend of Korean flavours with Western mayonnaise.

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Kimchi hot sauce

Along with Korean entertainment, Korean foods, like kimchi, have likewise received much popularity globally. Appeal to consumers with this authentic Kimchi Hot Dipping Sauce – piquant, savoury and packed full of spiciness.

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Sesame miso vinaigrette dressing

Elevate your vegetables and seafood dishes with a nutty, zesty and savoury Sesame-Miso Vinaigrette to bring about an extraordinary and impactful eating experience for your consumers.

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Navigating the new plant-based world

Watch to hear about how Ingredion’s technical capabilities in plant protein can help accelerate your innovations and gain speed to market. 

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Coconut vegan mayo

Looking for a way to make your dishes more premium and indulgent? This creamy, vegan-friendly and healthy Coconut Mayo is your perfect solution. 

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Hummus dressing

Healthier than regular dressings, you can now create an all-natural, plant-protein enriched Hummus Dressing to complement and boost the flavour of your dishes. 

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Red beet ketchup

Redefine ‘ketchup’ with Beet Ketchup! Suitable for both vegans and meat-lovers, this sauce is healthier than tomato ketchup and sure to invoke new sensory experiences when eating. 

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Evolving world of dairy alternatives

With plant protein increasing in popularity and appealing to broader groups of consumers, what impact does it have on the dairy alternative market? In this video, Chloe Gao, segment marketing manager for Dairy & Beverages, Ingredion Asia-Pacific, talks about the latest market insights and key drivers of plant-based diets amongst consumers today.

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Bright Ideas - Be inspired by new product ideas

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Gluten Free Brazilian Cheese Bread

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Fibre - The function is more than health

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Engage consumers' senses with texture

What are the top ANZ texture claims in different food applications and how can you differentiate your products with texture play?

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Innovate, Co create, Accelerate - Be agile and faster to market

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How will consumers' eating habits change post-pandemic?

How can packaged food manufacturers appeal to this shift while keeping what consumers love? 

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Confessions of a millenial

How do we cater to the millennials and which areas can we innovate in?

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Engage consumers' senses with texture play

What are the top ASEAN texture claims in different food applications and how can you differentiate your products with texture play?

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Engage consumers' senses with texture play

What are the top India texture claims in different food applications and how can you differentiate your products with texture play?

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