Sensory Perception

Sweetener Systems and Sensory

Sweetener Systems and Sensory

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....

3rd Generation Stevia Extracts

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...

High-Potency Sweetener & Taste Modulator Progress

High-Potency Sweetener & Taste Modulator Progress

GRANT DUBOIS, PH.D., Consultant, Sweetness Technologies, LLC, reviewed the progress made on natural high-potency (HP) sweetener systems for food and beverages by offering tantalizing insights on how to resolve some of their negative taste and flavor attributes, in his...

Consumers in a Sweetener Paradox

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 & Uses

Natural Sweetener Characteristics & Uses

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, including those with...

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference

Global Food Forums' 2018 Sweeteners Systems Conference was held at the Hyatt Lodge, McDonald’s Campus, Oak Brook, Ill. USA. Properties and interactions of a range of ingredients that impact the sweetness perception and performance of finished products were covered....

To Remove Caloric Sugars…or Not?

To Remove Caloric Sugars…or Not?

“Humans have a strong preference for sweet taste, but that’s a problem from a health perspective. In order to develop reduced-sugar products, food formulators need to understand how sweet taste works,” said Nancy E. Rawson, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Monell...

Three Practical Sensory Tools

Three Practical Sensory 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....

Replication of Sugar Taste

Replication of Sugar Taste

Pressure on food and beverage companies to reduce sugar-derived calories continues to intensify due to the obesity and diabetes epidemics and, more recently, taxation and labeling requirements. Synthetic and natural non-caloric sweetener substitution for sugars is...