Natural Flavors Spotlight

With the current pressing demand for a clean label comes the issue of finding natural ingredient solutions. The trend for plant-based ingredients is continuing, while flavors for meats and culinary cuisines are being refined. Kalsec® put together a list of articles that address these natural flavor trends to keep our readers updated on industry developments in the realm of flavors.

What we are reading:


Innova Market Insights as posted on Food Ingredients First. [Published August 8, 2017]

A look into current trends of herbs, spices and seasonings; including, ingredients, positioning and categories on a monthly basis. The use of herbs, spices, and seasonings went up in 2016, featuring +11.3% from 2015 to 2016.

Botanicals breakthrough: Spicing up natural ingredients for clean label claims

Gaynor Selby, Food Ingredients First. [Published August 1, 2017]

Substances obtained from plants are giving a major boost to new products. Spices, herbs and other plant-based ingredients are being used on many new product developments to add flavor, color, texture and taste. As consumers around the world make healthier choices, more regulation is geared towards getting rid of synthetic substances or flavorings that no longer looks good on the label.

Smoke, fire and flavor

Donna Berry, Food Business News. [Published July 31, 2017]

As consumers’ palates become more sophisticated, the status quo is no longer good enough. Something as basic as barbecue and wing sauce has become anything but ordinary. This article provides insight into barbecue, mole and wing sauce flavor trends.

Flavors, Ingredients Culinary Trend Report

Prepared Foods. [Published July 24, 2017]

An analysis of key trends among more than 20 flavors and ingredients within the food and beverage industry.

For more information on industry trends, view our Top Food Trend Predictions for 2017.

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