On the Pulse: Snack Brands Talk New Ingredients
Nick Desai, CEO, PeaTos: The top ingredient trends are focused on using clean, alternative bases—core ingredients other than corn, potatoes and flours, which have dominated in the past. A variety of legumes and vegetables are being used instead. This is driven by a desire to increase the nutritional content, create grain-free products, and adapt to dietary sensitivities. In addition, there is a much greater use of natural ingredients including natural colors and flavors in formulations.