Here’s a look at some of the significant recent and ongoing shifts in the food and beverage world. Contact Casey Ingredients for more insights into food and beverage trends.

Consumers are more concerned than ever about what’s in their food. As a result, there’s a growing demand for products that are organic or non-GMO, with no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors or preservatives. Other trends include gluten-free products and items containing increased antioxidant content. As consumers become more focused on avoiding ingredients they can’t pronounce, clean labels are becoming increasingly important. With our extensive global network of ingredient manufacturers, we source top quality ingredients that fit the clean label trend, helping you create products that meet consumer health and lifestyle concerns while still tasting great. If you’re cleaning up your label, the experts at Casey Ingredients can help.

Reducing sodium continues to be a driving force in meeting consumer health goals. Casey Ingredients can help you meet the challenge of producing food that tastes great while providing lower sodium content in your products. Did you know that some salt substitutes can help you easily reduce your product’s sodium content by up to 50%, providing the antimicrobial and preservative functions that sodium provides, without sacrificing taste? Whether your focus is meat, baked goods, dairy or snack foods, our ingredient experts can help you find the right salt substitute for your product.

The demand for zero-calories sweeteners continues to rise, driven by a desire for healthier lifestyles and in response to rising rates of obesity and diabetes. As consumer interest in reducing sugar intake grows, the options for natural zero- or low-calories sweeteners are also expanding. In addition to sweeteners such as aspartame, sorbitol and sucralose, there are many natural sweeteners gaining market share, such as stevia, erythritol, xylitol, monkfruit and others. Sometimes the best solution is a blend of multiple sweeteners. There are many blended options available to help you meet your customers’ dietary needs while maintaining great taste and texture in your products. The experts at Casey Ingredients can help you find the sweetener that works best for you.