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The Future of Ingredients: 2019

Everything you need to make the right decisions

Providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date information and analysis of the The Future of Ingredients market, and the behaviours, preferences and habits of the consumer.

Mintel has the answers you’re looking for

What are the key challenges facing the industry? Who is the consumer and what do they want? Where are the opportunities, where are the risks and what lies ahead?

Key points included

  • Healthy fats gain traction
  • Clean label continues to evolve
  • The future is bright for plant proteins

What you need to know

The big stories

Ingredients continue to play an important role in consumers' perception of whether or not a product is healthy. Plant proteins and healthy fats are standing out as healthy ingredients, as are ingredients that fit consumers' personalized definition of ""clean.""

In the next two years

Prioritize ingredients that can help consumers age well, inside and out. Look at areas of health important to people of all ages. These solutions will come in various forms, including ingredients that support the microbiome, as well as healing botanicals that offer consumers functional, yet natural, benefits.

In five years and beyond

New technologies, including cellular agriculture, synthetic biology, and more sophisticated genetic editing techniques, are rapidly advancing. These technologies have great potential to disrupt the food industry by creating new foods and ingredients without depending on nature.

Expert analysis from a specialist in the field

Written by Stephanie Mattuci, a leading analyst in the Food & Drink sector, her extensive knowledge delivers in-depth commentary and analysis to highlight current trends and add expert context to the numbers.

The world is changing and the food industry has a big role to play in shaping its own future. Look across industries for inspiration and collaborate with engineers and scientists from other fields. Stephanie Mattuci
Associate Director, Global Food Science

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Table of contents

  1. The big stories

    • The future is bright for plant proteins
    • [Graph] Global: high/added protein food and drink launches that contain select protein ingredients, Oct 2013-Sep 2018
    • [Graph] US: reputation of plant-based proteins (any agree), by age, Oct 2017
    • Healthy fats gain traction
    • Clean label continues to evolve
    • [Graph] Select European countries: plant-based (eg coconut/almond/soy) yogurts are healthier for me than dairy yogurts, 2017
  2. In the next two years

    • Use gut health to drive interest in prebiotics
    • Explore healing botanicals
    • Develop products for healthy aging
    • [Graph] US: VMS product usage, net current use, by age, June 2017
  3. in five years and beyond

    • [Graph] Select European countries: lab/cultured/synthetic meat appeals to me, % agree, 2017