BENEO Presents Smart Ingredients for Healthy Snacking at HIE 2012
HIE 2012, Frankfurt (13th-15th November), Hall 3, Booth C6
August 2012 - Worldwide, more than 40% of consumers are looking for healthy snacks to include in their personal diets¹ and with its range of functional ingredients, BENEO will be showing an array of solutions that will allow food and drink manufacturers to respond to this trend at this year’s Health Ingredient Europe (HIE) in Frankfurt.
Presenting a variety of technical samples, BENEO will be demonstrating how its fibre, sweetening and texturising ingredients can be used to improve the nutritional value of a wide variety of snacks. From cereal bars, yoghurts and dairy drinks, through to specialised beverages as well as confectionery and even meat products, visitors to the stand will be able to see how products can be developed and reformulated, without altering technical aspects such as taste, texture or appearance.
Jens Böhm, Marketing Manager BENEO comments: “Busy lifestyles lead to a growing demand for snacks. At the same time however, a Datamonitor survey has shown that globally more than a third of consumers feel guilty after snacking. With this in mind, more and more consumers are looking to replace today’s snacks with healthier versions. BENEO’s functional ingredients offer solutions to this dilemma, by supporting alternatives that promote balanced nutrition.”
During the complete development process of healthier snacks, customers of the food and beverage industry are supported by the experts of BENEO-Institute, BENEO-Technology Center and BENEO’s market intelligence, who give advice and share their knowledge. This may range from questions relating to nutritional science and communicating, regulatory affairs, recipes and formulation to accessing the results of consumer and market research.
Experts at the BENEO-Institute and BENEO-Technology Center will be presenting within the conference programme during HIE on 14th November: Dr. Antje Jungclaus, Manager Nutrition Communication BENEO-Institute, will be speaking at 1.40pm (Module 7b) on: Making SMART carbohydrate choices for sports and active lifestyles. Rudy Wouters, Vice President BENEO-Technology Center, will be describing how clean label solutions can be achieved today. His presentation, “Clean label technical solutions and future developments”, will take place at 3.20pm (Module 8b).
In addition to the HIE conference programme, Dr. Antje Jungclaus will also be speaking at the “Healthy Ageing Conference” following HIE on 15th-16th November. She will be discussing how low glycaemic properties of foods can be achieved and how this supports improved metabolic control and the subsequent link with healthy ageing.
¹Source: Datamonitor 2011: “Globally more than 4 out of 10 consumers choose healthy snacks (42%)”.