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Formulating for nutrition

Solutions for your nutrition challenges

Create in-demand food and beverages with nutritional benefits

In a post-pandemic world, consumers scrutinize nutrition claims, labels and ingredients more than ever before. As brands strive to differentiate themselves in the nutrition space, it is imperative to understand consumers’ evolving nutrition goals. Health-minded consumers are seeking food and beverage products which clearly signal nutritional benefits.

71% of global consumers find it important/very important to “choose products that positively boost my nutrition or benefit how my body functions.”1

Maximize nutritional benefits and taste appeal with Ingredion ingredient solutions and application expertise

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The scientific discipline concerned with the access and utilization of food and nutrients as a fundamental pillar for life, health, growth, development and wellbeing.2

Ingredion's solutions to enhance nutrition

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

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 capitalize 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.

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

  • 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

We provide the foundational technical nutrition science and compliance work so you can have confidence and capabilities to deliver nutrition, health and wellness products faster.

Improving your formulations to overcome nutrition challenges

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Reformulate for better nutrition and delight consumers in 2024

In seeking better nutrition from their food and beverages, 44% of consumers surveyed in our 2023 ATLAS study said they check both ingredient labels & nutrition labels when selecting products more than they did the year before, up from 35% in 2020.

Discover how incremental reformulation steps towards “better for you” offerings can drive consumer preference.

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Additional resources

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Webinar: Formulate for a deliciously nutritious future

Consumers will pay more for select benefits that help them reach their nutrition goals. On March 12, 2024, Ingredion experts will offer insights on how manufacturers deliver delicious AND nutritious products that consumers prefer. They’ll cover:

  • 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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Ingredient Selection Guide

Your guide to better nutrition, health and wellness ingredients

Get support creating food and beverages to meet consumers' evolving dietary and lifestyle preferences.

  • Solutions related to specific nutrition, health and wellness preferences, including clean label
  • A comprehensive ingredient portfolio sorted by application and consumer benefit
  • Additional expert resources and ways to speed up brand innovation in the better nutrition space

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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
  • Innovative sugar-reduction techniques and ingredients that can enhance the nutritional profile of snacks without compromising taste and texture

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Navigate complex nutrition, health and wellness challenges with Ingredion

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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Health challenges

Health challenges

Create food and beverages for digestive health and metabolic management with our healthy ingredients and expertise.

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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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Solving for improved nutrition

The worldwide obesity rate has tripled since 1975, and it is recognized that the pace accelerated during COVID. In response to this global obesity epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to urge the food industry to play a significant role in promoting healthy diets by reducing the fat, sugar and salt content of processed foods.

Ingredion has the nutrition ingredient solutions and formulation expertise needed to provide holistic nutritional solutions that can reduce total calories, saturated fat, added sugar and/or cholesterol while increasing plant-based protein, fiber and fruit & vegetable concentrations in your final products.

Consumers are increasingly avoiding “bad stuff” in favor of “positive” ingredients and nutrients

Trends show there has been a deliberate shift towards nutrient-positive ingredients like fiber and plant-based protein. Percentages indicate the number of respondents who are deliberately avoiding/reducing or adding/increasing any of the following ingredients or nutrients in their daily diets.

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Source: Health & Wellness Across the Globe. The Hartman Group 2021
Source: Health & Wellness Across the Globe. The Hartman Group 2021

Nutritional ingredient solutions

Whether you’re trying to simplify labels, ensure products are delicious or help consumers make healthier choices, learn how you can formulate for better nutritional outcomes.

Fiber-enriched crackers


Create fiber-rich products that promote digestive function.

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Plant-based sausage in skillet

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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Let's make your nutrition goals a reality

Agile collaboration. Deep formulation expertise. Broad portfolio of in-demand ingredients. Market research and consumer insights. Let's make your goals a reality today.

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1-Source: Holistic Health, Mental Health Rises to the Forefront, Innova, 2021
2-Source: World Health Organization