Ingredient Hot List - Upcycled Ingredients

May 16, 2023
Innovation Ingredients Flavor

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Waste not, want not. While that adage may seem quaint, it rings ever true in today’s sustainability-focused food and beverage marketplace. As part of broader efforts to reduce food waste, food developers are putting ingredients that might otherwise be discarded to good, practical, and ultimately flavorful use. Read on to learn how more brands and consumers are down with upcycling and explore the plethora of possible applications.

Innovative Ingredients We’re Taking a Look At:

Spent Grain Four • Fruit & Veggie Pulp • Pea Starch • Nut Milk Byproducts

A Quick Look at Upcycled Ingredients:

  • 40% of food produced globally is lost or wasted - WWF
  • “Transforming ‘waste’ into a new ingredient can show consumers that manufacturers are dedicated to creating a sustainable, secure food supply. But brands need to first prove that upcycled ingredients are appetizing.”- Mintel


View our Ingredient Hotlist on Upcycled Ingredients

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