Heart health and risks of diabetes, cancer and obesity figure prominently as baby boomers age. Many look to food for solutions.
From chia and coconut, new sweeteners, protein sources and probiotics, the contents of our foods are changing. Emerging ingredients are moving into more applications, with cleaner labels, giving formulators more choices.
Fermentation is being used to create a number of ingredients that constitute improvements on the cost or purity of the natural sources.
Interest in probiotic use and potential health claims grows, while regulations follow more slowly.