Sensory Perception

2020 Sweetener Systems Conference

2020 Sweetener Systems Conference

Although the in-person 2020 Sweetener Systems Conference was cancelled due to Covid-19, Global Food Forums provided registered attendees access to video recordings of speaker presentations. Most PowerPoint presentations as well as the 2020 Sweetener Systems...

Sugar Reduction: Flavor Still Rules

Sugar Reduction: Flavor Still Rules

Sugar influences viscosity and other texture properties, color, taste and flavor of sweetened dairy products. While natural, label-friendly high-potency sweeteners have received much attention, the taste of synthetic alternatives is still often preferred by consumers....

Genetics, Sweet Preference, Sleep & Food Choices

Genetics, Sweet Preference, Sleep & Food Choices

With the increased focus on sugars and sweeteners, sophisticated research has investigated unsuspected factors impacting sweetness perception, food preferences and health. For example, about one-third of adults in developed countries report failing to meet recommended...

On the Cutting Edge of Fruit Juice Sugar Reduction

On the Cutting Edge of Fruit Juice Sugar Reduction

Israeli-based startup Better Juice recently announced that it was teaming up with Brazilian Juice producer Citrosuco SA to establish a pilot plant that will ultimately lead to the production of reduced sugar orange juice. Better Juice Ltd. has developed innovative new...

Sweetener Systems and Sensory: Three Practical Tools

Sweetener Systems and Sensory: Three Practical Tools

THE MARCH TOWARD HEALTHIER reduced-sugar product formulations may break new ground in the art and science of food formulation, but it will not necessarily break new ground regarding consumers’ expectations for the sensory qualities of their food and beverage choices....

Food Technology, Neuroscience & 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

Food Technology, Neuroscience & 3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

IN HIS PRESENTATION “3rd Generation Stevia Extracts: Neuroscience, Ingredient Technologies and Food Applications,” Alex Woo, Ph.D., CEO & Founder, W2O Food Innovation, emphasized that “improved steviol glycosides technologies beget better sweetener strategies.” In...

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

Uncertainty Leaves Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

“SUGAR REDUCTION may be the top-cited dietary priority globally, but consumers aren’t quite willing to give up sweeteners completely,” said Julie Johnson, General Manager, HealthFocus International. She also noted that consumer perceptions of sweeteners are...

Sugar Reduction Approaches

Sugar Reduction Approaches

Many questions are raised before innovation begins in a process such as sugar reduction, including: How do you grow in emerging markets? How do you get smart from the beginning? What features should you include? What products will let you compete? How can we lean on...

Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

Natural Sweetener Characteristics and Uses

Click to Enlarge Sweeteners have a variety of functional properties, including taste, texture and crystal control, among others. Yet, with diabetes on the rise and an increased focus on nutrition and well-being, consumers are demanding more healthful products,...