Health-conscious consumers want food and drink products that support a healthy lifestyle. They’re looking for products that are “nutrition plus”, offering added nutrients and benefits, as well as “nutrition minus”, that reduce sugar, fat and calories.
But that’s just part of the health and nutrition story. Consumer demand is also informed by their personal health needs and stage of life – from digestive and blood sugar health, to simple “free from” labels with their healthy halo, and energy and weight management appealing to all generations. Your challenge is creating food and drink products that meet these needs while still delivering delicious taste and texture.
Achieving a healthy balance
Finding the right balance between nutritional, cost-effective and on-trend isn’t always easy. How do you add fibre to cereal and keep it visually appealing and tasty? What kind of protein works best in nutrition bars? How do you maintain bulk and sweetness when sugar is cut by half?
Your challenges are what drive us at Ingredion Idea Labs™ Innovation centres. When you combine our nutrition expertise, consumer research, clinically proven proprietary ingredients and concept-to-launch capabilities, you are empowered to create one-of-a-kind products that taste great and bring consumers the health benefits they desire.
Plus, our new product development process naturally includes cost optimisation, so you can create consumer-winning nutritional products that also have a healthy profit margin.
Tapping into nutrition trends
You’ll find a stream of new health and nutrition product ideas and solutions from the Ingredion Idea Labs™ innovation centres. Our researchers, scientists, nutritionists and regulatory experts are already working on the next trends and health benefits so you can stay ahead with clinical science you can trust.
Collaborate with Ingredion to boost the nutritional power of your foods and beverages – and create products consumers trust and enjoy.
Explore our health & nutrition challenges
Blood sugar management
Create products that help consumers manage their blood sugar by boosting the nutritional profile of everyday foods such as white bread, muffins, crackers, cakes and pasta.
Early life nutrition
Caregivers want only the purest and healthiest formulas and milks for infants and toddlers. With 20 years' experience in infant nutrition, our ingredients exceed market standards.
Help consumers take control of their health with food and drink products they can enjoy and feel good about. Discover how to power-up your products with “nutrition plus” claims.
We’re pushing the boundaries of ingredient science to find new ways of creating functional, high-quality nourishment for those with special nutritional needs and intolerances.
Our experts can help you formulate your products to achieve the health claim you need in your application. Explore our extensive portfolio of proven nutritional ingredients.
Protein is strongly connected to wellness trends, helping with weight control and preventing heart disease, cancer and diabetes.1 Learn how to create protein-enriched products.
According to Ingredion’s research, digestive health is a top consumer concern. Ensure that front-of-pack marketing positions have real appeal for health-conscious consumers.
Create healthier, lower calorie products that consumers love. Reduce sugar and fats in your formulations while maintaining the delicious taste and texture that sets you apart.
Create delicious, reduced sugar formulations that appeal to consumers who want to cut down on calories and sugar, without cutting out their favourite indulgent sweet treats.