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Nutrition, health and wellness expertise

Deliver great taste and nutrition, health and wellness benefits to create brand value and capture market share

Post-COVID macro food trends show demand for healthier food and beverages is at an all-time high, and rising consumer expectations are more nuanced than ever before. Consumers depend on manufacturers and brands to elevate their product offerings and deliver to their increased needs for overall health and well-being while maintaining taste and satisfaction.

  • Globally, consumers select food and beverages for taste and familiarity first and foremost1
  • 83% of global consumers agree that healthy food choices are important in maintaining their health2

The complexity of today’s market, regulatory landscape and diverse food trends make it a necessity for manufacturers to find a strategic partner with the required specialty ingredients, technical expertise and agility to drive speed to shelf. With expertise in taste, texture, sensory and nutrition science, Ingredion can help make your leading brands healthier while still delivering the same great eating experiences your consumers love.

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The experts at Ingredion help manufacturers find the right combination of consumer-preferred benefits to help your brands innovate and grow, including:

  • Enjoyable eating experiences
  • Advanced perceptions of nutrition, health and wellness
  • Clean label ingredients
  • Better back-panel nutrition statements
  • More sustainable ingredients
Ingredient Selection Guide

Your guide to better nutrition, health and wellness ingredients

Capture consumer demand for healthier food and beverages with the right combination of features without sacrificing taste. Ingredion experts can help you delight customers while differentiating your brand from the competition. 

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Ingredion has a wealth of solutions for today's rapidly evolving innovation challenges. Connect with Ingredion experts to advance your nutrition, health and wellness strategy.



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Our expertise and broad portfolio make Ingredion uniquely capable of meeting your nutrition, health and wellness needs

Whether you’re looking for solutions to enhance nutrition, need support on the delivery of ingredients for total health or want to improve the enablement of wellness lifestyle choices through your product offerings, Ingredion can help. 

Nutrition solutions

  • Fiber 
  • Protein 
  • Sugar reduction 
  • Fat reduction 
  • Sodium reduction
  • Calorie reduction  
  • Net carb reduction

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Health solutions

  • Digestive health
  • Metabolic management

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Wellness solutions

  • Sustainable 
  • Ethical 
  • Traceable 
  • Clean label 
  • Plant-based 
  • Non-GMO
  • Organic
  • Gluten-free 

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Consumers’ quest for “better” offers boundless opportunities for business growth

Consumers are counting on their favorite food and beverage brands all across the nutrition, health and wellness spectrum to deliver the same great taste while making better-for-you and more sustainable choices easier. Almost all consumers — regardless of individual lifestyle needs — believe that manufacturers have an important responsibility for continually improving products, making them better for both people and the planet.

  • Over 80% of consumers are willing to switch to a new brand that uses only natural, recognizable ingredients3 
  • 66% of consumers believe brands should be doing more to protect the planet4
  • 1 in 2 consumers have made changes to their diets in the past two years to lead a more sustainable lifestyle4

At Ingredion, we understand what consumers are looking for and see the quest for better as a shared responsibility. Ingredion's consumer insights and nutrition science teams have the expertise needed to help you navigate market complexity, craft tighter product strategy and deliver the optimal combination of benefits to grow your business and help build brand equity.

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Win more shelf space in 2024 by reformulating for better nutrition

Consumers aren’t necessarily looking for the lowest-cost options when selecting food and beverages; they want added value for their money.

See our latest insights around reformulating for better nutrition that can help you appeal to more consumers and grow in your market.

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Our global team can link the most desirable consumer benefits to the industry-recognized definitions of nutrition, health and wellness and adapt formulations for regional execution that meet local regulatory requirements.

  • Nutrition: The scientific discipline concerned with the access and utilization of food and nutrients as a fundamental pillar for life, health, growth, development and wellbeing.5
  • Health: a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.5
  • Wellness: The active pursuit of activities, choices and lifestyles leading to a holistic state of health.6

Our formulation, application and sensory team of experts employ a deep understanding of specialty ingredients and manufacturing techniques to help you deliver delicious, in-demand products.

Ingredion’s broad portfolio of ingredients includes options to satisfy the most in-demand nutrition, health and wellness label claims. We create solutions for cleaner, more sustainable food and beverages with ideal taste, texture and functionality.  We enhance product value, appeal and enjoyment that drives purchases and cements brand loyalty.  

Webinar: Formulate for a deliciously nutritious future

Consumers will pay more for benefits that help them reach their nutrition goals. Watch as Ingredion experts offer insights on how manufacturers deliver delicious AND nutritious products that consumers prefer. 

Topics covered:

  • The evolving definitions of better nutrition
  • Implications for food and beverage (re)formulation
  • Business benefits to advancing along a better nutrition continuum
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Gut Check: Exploring digestive health & fiber solutions

Food manufacturers have the opportunity to drive preference by fortifying products with various fiber solutions. Download our whitepaper to:

  • Gain insights on rising consumer demand for fiber-fortified products
  • Understand the key components of digestive health
  • Develop strategies for creating winning products focused on digestive health
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Additional resources

Explore more in nutrition, health and wellness with Ingredion.

Webinar: Fiber in Focus Create consumer value with digestive health benefits

Ingredion discuss the opportunity food and beverage manufacturers have to drive brand loyalty and growth by (re)formulating fiber-enriched products that help consumers in their pursuit of improved digestive health.

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Webinar: Better Nutrition by Design – Crafting Snacks for Discerning Customers

How can your brand better align with consumer snacking preferences? Listen in as our expert panel discusses consumer trends and insights on improving nutrition in snacking segment, the growth opportunity brands can capture by delivering consumer-preferred snacks and innovative sugar-reduction techniques and ingredients that can enhance the nutritional profile of snacks without compromising taste and texture.

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Webinar: Fiber’s role in nutrition, health and wellness snacking

Formulating snacks with a fiber focus can have a positive impact on your brand growth and appeal. Learn more consumer insights and healthy snacking trends from Ingredion experts.

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Understanding what consumers want and then creating strategies to meet those demands is now tantamount to brand success

Manufacturers that effectively and consistently meet consumer demand for healthier, more nutritious foods have a lot to gain, with research showing that consumers are willing to pay a premium for brands and items that help meet personal goals.  For consumers that are willing to pay more for specific nutrition, health and wellness benefits, brands that deliver those benefits are also more deserving of brand loyalty — setting the stage for repeat purchases that drive growth.

Percentage of consumers who say they are willing to pay at least 10% more for the following label claims3

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Plant-based ingredients with the benefits consumers value most

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Overcome nutrition, health and wellness challenges

Break down taste barriers

Nutrition, health and wellness formulations frequently fall short of taste expectations. Our sensory science-backed problem solving can help you overcome a wide range of challenges, including flavor modification, sugar reduction, functional build-back and more.

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Improving wellness perceptions through sustainability

Consumers expect food and beverage manufacturers to be good stewards of our planet’s health. Partner with Ingredion to bring the potential of people, nature and technology together and create a more sustainable world.

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Nutrition, health and wellness case studies

Find a solution for your product category or application needs

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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Create fiber-rich products that promote digestive function.

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

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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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Plant-based dairy alternatives

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

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Sugar reduction

Achieve sweetness innovation.

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Resource library

Explore a wealth of resources from Ingredion to help you be what's next™.

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Explore your opportunity in nutrition, health and wellness

Partner with Ingredion experts for solutions to your toughest formulation and innovation challenges. We can help you create more consumer value and gain share in the nutrition and wellness market. 

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1Health & Wellness Across the Globe, The Hartman Group, 2021
2Health & Nutrition Survey, Innova, 2021
3Ingredion ATLAS Proprietary Research, 2020
4The road to sustainability, FMCG Gurus, 2022 *Global consumers
5The World Health Organization (WHO)
6Global Wellness Institute (GWI)