Organic

  • Trend Brief: Organic Food and Beverages

    The global organic market is valued at over 127 billion U.S. dollars, with North America accounting for 40% of the market. Europe accounts for approximately one-third of the global organic market, with Asia growing rapidly also. Organic food and beverage launches are on the rise as consumers increasingly seek products with organic ingredients. According to […]

  • Trend Brief: Chip Flavors

    Chip flavors are a great way to expand a product line while taking advantage of trending flavors. Snacks are arguably one of the ripest categories for innovation within the food sector, with a seemingly endless amount of options for flavor, color and snack application options. In many cases we saw a resurgence in flavored chips […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2021

    With many aspects of 2021 tentative – travel, consumption preferences, health and wealth – predicting food trends for 2021 is challenging. Covid-19 restrictions are still affecting how people consume food, purchase groceries, eat at restaurants and interact with quick-service restaurants in 2021. Kalsec global market research experts are predicting six trends that we expect to […]

  • Trend Brief: Healthy Snacks

    As consumers assess their overall health and consumption habits, healthy snacks are in the spotlight. The definition of a ‘healthy’ snack differs based on consumer perspectives, and taste remains important. For Asian Millennial and Gen Z consumers, ‘healthier’ snacks might mean an increased focus on sustainability and ethical sourcing with better-for-you ingredients. In the U.S., […]

  • Case Study: Naturally Color Snacks

    More consumers are opting for products that have clean and clear labels.1 This poses a challenge to manufacturers when creating vibrant snacks while using naturally sourced colors. Historically, natural colors have not provided the same level of vibrancy as synthetic colors. This case study solves the problem that many manufacturers face as they opt for […]

  • Case Study: Stabilizing Nuts Against Rancidity

    Nuts face a wide range of oxidation challenges, both intrinsic and extrinsic. Their high fat and fatty acid compositions can make them susceptible to rancidity in a very short period of time. Storage and packaging can also have an impact because of exposure to air and light. These challenges brought us a customer who was […]

  • Stabilization of Fish Oil with Naturally Sourced Antioxidants

    Omega-3 fatty acids, especially long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) from fish oil, have gained much attention during the last decade. The global fish oil market size is expected to reach 4.08 billion USD by 2022, owing to an increase in aquaculture activities and consumer awareness regarding health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.1 From a […]

  • Rosemary Extract Origins

    Kalsec has been a pioneer in extracting rosemary for its naturally occurring flavor and powerful antioxidant components for over three decades. As farmers, we know that crops can change drastically in the blink of an eye. That is why not only do we grow our own vertically-integrated rosemary in Texas for our rosemary extract, but […]

  • Naturally Sourced Label Preferences

    Kalsec tracks consumer label preferences as they relate to the macro trend for clean label. In 2017, Kalsec conducted U.S.-based research to better understand consumer opinions about perceived differences between ingredients on labels.1 We found that naturally sourced ingredients are increasing in popularity when compared to more chemically derived ingredients. Given the increase in expectation […]