Answering the call for nutrition benefits.
Consumer trends in nutrition and health inspire the solutions we bring you at the Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres. You can trace our offerings in fibre, resistant starch and protein, for example, to global demand for digestive health, healthy blood sugar levels and added protein solutions, so that you can make products that answer consumer demands.
Our approach to nutrition has deep roots in clinical validation and is focused on optimised performance. With Ingredion, you can be confident in your nutritional claims and build consumer trust in your products, whether you are addressing nutrition-plus challenges of fibre enrichment and supported health claims, nutrition-minus challenges in sugar or fat reduction or helping sensitive populations such as infants and the elderly get the nourishment they need.
Driving nutrition innovation
Nutrition innovations at our Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres begin and end with the consumer and our CONSUMER-CENTRICITY™ design approach. By commissioning proprietary studies and surveys, we analyse how consumers respond to specific health claims on labels, helping us to understand precisely what nutrition goals consumers hope to meet through the foods and beverages they purchase.
Armed with reliable insights, our experts then explore where we need to expand our robust portfolio of nature-based novel and proprietary ingredients, including prebiotic and soluble fibres, resistant starches, prebiotic oligosaccharides and more. For example, our exclusive agreement with AGT Foods brings you high-quality pulse proteins.
If you need help with nutritional product development, our experts will work with you to develop prototypes for clinical study use. Ask for close, confidential collaboration with our nutritionists to validate the claims that will differentiate your products in the market, and rely on our regulatory expertise to align your product with local requirements.
We will perfect your final food or beverage formulation to make sure your enriched product offers taste and texture as appealing as a traditional one. When your on-trend nutritional benefits are delivered in great-tasting yoghurts, granola bars, smoothies, chewable vitamins and much more, you win in the market.
Eye on the future
Applied and clinical research in nutrition continues apace in the Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres to help you answer tomorrow’s trends. At the heart of demand for nutritious foods is a desire to live longer, healthier lives. What if your foods and beverages could contribute to wellness by helping to support health or aid recovery?
Our scientists have focused on health management through ingredient development for many years. At Ingredion, we are always innovating to find new and better ways to keep consumers healthy and your products in demand. If you are interested in offering bold and differentiating new label claims backed by years of exacting science, now is an exciting time to work with us.
Helping you today
Here’s more detail on how we’re helping you address the challenges inherent in nutrition trends today.
Our stevia-based reduced sugar sweetener, ENLITEN® Reb A stevia can help you reduce calories and sugar without compromising deliciousness.
Our range of fibre offerings, including soluble fibres and prebiotic oligosaccharides, as well as resistant starches and insoluble fibres, help support digestive health and can be easily incorporated into bars, snacks, refrigerated beverages, dairy products, cereals and supplements.
Early life nutrition
You can put parents at ease with our BIOLIGO® galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) ingredients, which nutritionally mimic human milk in support of healthy growth and development. Our ULTRA-SPERSE® IMF series of instant texturisers with low protein content also make infant formulas easier to swallow.
Older people with special nutritional requirements and intolerances need high-quality nourishment. For example, with our UNI-PURE® Dys-sperse dysphagia thickener, which instantly thickens liquids to make them easier to ingest, you can provide the nutrition dysphagia patients need while preserving the flavours and aromas they enjoy.
Clean and simple
Consumers associate clean and simple labels with healthier eating. With solutions such as VITESSENCE™ Pulse proteins, you can deliver wholesome foods and beverages that meet clean label demand and provide extra nutrition.
With our wide range of functional flours, fibres, resistant starches, pulses and starches, you can meet the ever-growing trend for gluten-free foods. Choose from clean label ingredients, such as include HOMECRAFT® Create GF flour replacement systems or select a modified solution, such as PRECISA® Bake texturising system which offers remarkable texture and, as one bulk ingredient system, can eliminate the need for several other ingredients. Other winning ingredients include HOMECRAFT® Pulse flours, which are sustainably sourced and add protein, fibre and vitamins to gluten-free foods.
Work with us at an Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centre near you.