Functional Dairy

A growing trend for function food ingredients has been driven by more health conscious consumers. Image: Getty, Matt Lincoln

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Functional foods fuel healthy eating trends

By Gwen Ridler

A growing trend of health-conscious consumers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked calls for manufacturers to focus on functional foods.

High-protein is projected to be the fastest growing segment within dairy yogurt this year, with a growth rate of 17.2%, according to Circana. Image: Getty/YelenaYemchuk

High-protein dairy is booming, but how 'healthy' is it?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Danone has become the latest manufacturer to release a range of high-protein dairy products in the UK. But can high-protein yogurts - that typically contain thickeners, starches and sweeteners - really be considered ‘healthy’?

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Trends from Anuga 2023: Functional dairy

By Teodora Lyubomirova

DairyReporter recently visited the biennial tradeshow that took place in Cologne, Germany. Here, we bring you the first of a series of articles dedicated to the trends we spotted, starting with functional dairy.

Loquats look similar to apricots, but have a distinctly different taste. Image: Getty/Oleksandr Kiriuchkov

Could loquat fruit be the next big trend in yogurt?

By Teodora Lyubomirova

Researchers developed a novel probiotic fruit yogurt to test how the addition of loquats, tropical fruits with a sweet and tangy flavor, affected the functional and sensory properties of cow's milk yogurt. The results were 'remarkably positive'...

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Dietary microbes & probiotic pills linked to better cognition

By Stephen Daniells

Increased intake of beneficial bacteria from fermented foods and prebiotic and probiotic dietary supplements are associated with better cognition, says a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).