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Formulating for health

Create healthier food and beverages with Ingredion

Offer healthier food and beverages for better living

Personalised health is certainly a wide-open opportunity for today’s food and beverage manufacturers. Nutrition plays a very important role in one's health, and as consumers increasingly shift to a more proactive approach, they are using food and beverages to prevent disease, rather than treating it after the fact. In areas such as digestive health and metabolic health, consumers want functional ingredients and trustworthy products that offer tailored solutions.

  • 83% of global consumers agreeing that food choices are important for maintaining their health1
  • 1 in 3 consumers globally using food and beverage to manage a digestive health condition2

Adding healthful ingredients is an obvious choice — and with help from our experts, easier than ever to accomplish.

Rely on Ingredion's healthy solutions and expertise for your formulation needs

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Health: a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.3

Delivery of ingredients for total health

  • Digestive health
  • Metabolic management

Key areas and opportunities driven by consumer health trends:

  • Healthy eating preferences — consumer needs are evolving, and there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. With advances in science and technology, consumers have more options that are personalised to their taste preferences as well as their dietary and functional needs.
  • Preventative health — seeking varying degrees of preventative health over disparate timelines, consumers are using food as medicine as they pursue an incremental and proactive approach to health, prioritise self-care over sick care and continue to avoid negatively perceived ingredients.
  • Holistic well-being — Consumers today prioritise an overall desire to feel good, with mental and emotional well-being as important as their physical health.

For many manufacturers exploring these opportunities, finding the right science-backed healthy ingredients — and understanding how and why they work, and when to use them — can be a significant challenge. If you’re formulating for health and need an experienced, dedicated partner to help navigate the world of healthy foods, the ingredient experts at Ingredion have solutions at the ready.


Create greater consumer trust for your brand with science-backed nutrition

According to MMR research, a global leader in consumer and sensory research, “Brands taking a more scientific and true efficacy approach to explaining the nutritional benefits of their products will most likely gain credibility, build greater trust and be a preferred provider for consumers.”

To capitalise on this opportunity, Ingredion’s team of global nutrition scientists and regulatory experts work alongside brands to overcome formulation challenges. We provide scientific credibility and can help you deliver true health benefits, enabling you to differentiate and build consumer trust. We provide the foundational technical nutrition science and compliance work so you can have the confidence and capabilities to deliver nutrition, health and wellness products faster.

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Guidance and benefits provided by our global network of nutrition science and regulatory professionals include:

  • Enable claim substantiation and help to establish scientific evidence with our deep understanding of the metabolism of ingredients and the resulting health benefits

  • Provide a swift regional response to the regulatory changes of the global food and beverage landscape

  • Provide clarity to complicated legislation and work to remove barriers in the marketplace through product approvals and usage expansion

Ingredients with proactive health benefits for consumers

Explore a selection of our ingredients below, and then contact our experts to see how we can apply our deep ingredient and healthy formulation expertise to help you speed up innovation and create winning products.

Ingredient Selection Guide

Your guide to better nutrition, health and wellness ingredients

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Overcome common health challenges with our expertise


Digestive and gut health

Create appeal and promote consumer well-being with solutions designed to maintain and improve digestive and gut health. Get started with the digestive health experts at Ingredion.

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Health management

We have the industry-changing ingredients and experience you need to create products that help consumers manage their health challenges.

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Early life nutrition

Let Ingredion be your guide in meeting stringent ingredient requirements for infant formulas and baby milk.

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Depth of expertise and broad portfolio enable us to solve your most complex challenges

Nutrition, health and wellness expertise

Nutrition, health and wellness expertise

Our portfolio of clean and simple, sustainable, ethical and nutritional ingredients helps brands appeal to consumers looking to food and beverage to address health needs and lifestyle choices.

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Nutrition challenges

Nutrition challenges

Boost nutrition benefits and win over health-conscious consumers with our capabilities in formulating for better nutrition.

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Wellness challenges

Wellness challenges

Overcome the most complex wellness challenges and deliver ingredients that meet consumer demands for a wide array of wellness and lifestyle choices.

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Find a solution for your specific food or beverage application

Whether you’re trying to simplify labels, ensure products are delicious or help consumers make healthier choices, Ingredion has the ingredients and expertise to help.

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Plant-based proteins

Add protein without sacrificing taste or texture.

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Sugar-reduced cake with berries

Sugar reduction

Achieve sweetness innovation.

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Get ahead with in-demand ingredients tailored to your needs.

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Plant-based shredded cheese

Plant-based dairy alternatives

Solve plant-based dairy formulating challenges with Ingredion's deep knowhow and portfolio of solutions.

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Fiber-enriched crackers


Balance snack cravings with preferred product attributes, meeting demand for nutrition, clean label ingredients, sustainability and more.

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Resource library

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Let's make your brand health goals a reality

Make your products healthier while still delivering the same great taste and eating experiences your customers love. We're standing by to help.

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1-Ingredion Global SR Proprietary Study, August 2021
2-Health & Wellness Across the Globe. The Hartman Group, 2021
3-Source: World Health Organization

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