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These plant-based ingredients are hand-crafted by experienced flavor chemists to replace artificial flavors.

5 of the Most Popular Plant-Based Drink Ingredients

What Are Plant-Based Ingredients? Raw materials derived from fruits, vegetables, and plants are considered plant-based ingredients. These plant-sourced ingredients serve as nutritious additions or substitutes for non-plant-based options. Recently, the plant-based ingredients market has been soaring and is estimated to reach over $12 million by 2030. The growing demand for plant-based drinks and food is driven by various factors, such as lifestyle changes, food intolerances, and more health-conscious consumers. In this article, we...

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A clear drink sweetener being poured into a glass half-filled with a strawberry carbonated drink.

Pros & Cons of Using Drink Sweeteners to Flavor Beverages

When formulating a beverage, the choice of the drink sweetener plays a crucial role in enhancing the taste and overall appeal. Beverage sweeteners not only offer a better mouthfeel but also complement the flavors and acidity of the drink. Our lead flavor chemist, Bill The Flavor Guy, explains how essential acids and sweeteners are during the beverage formulation process, "You must have the right flavor, the right amount of acid, and...

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SweetenFX, Nature's Flavors proprietary blend of erythritol and stevia pouring from a spoon.

Monk Fruit, Erythritol & Stevia Drinks: Your Guide to Sugar Alternatives in Beverage Development

Sugar alternatives, like natural and organic sweeteners, are commonly found in many beverages, as sugar-free drinks are increasing in popularity. With this trend of healthier drinks being introduced in the beverage market, many beverage development companies are answering consumer demand with drinks sweetened with stevia, erythritol, and monk fruit sweeteners as sugar substitutes. According to the American Heart Association, beverages, without nutritional content, are the leading category source for Americans consuming...

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CBD-infused beverages use CBD, a natural non-psychoactive compound from the hemp plant.

CBD Drinks: Creating CBD-Infused Beverages

Consumers are becoming more and more interested in getting their health benefits from functional beverages, like CBD drinks. These beverages get their health power claims from the added functional ingredients like cannabidiol or CBD. CBD is a natural non-psychoactive compound from the hemp plant. CBD beverages are believed to aid in anxiety and stress and even relieve chronic pain. With all these amazing qualities, it’s no wonder the global cannabidiol...

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The healthy drinks market is growing, as consumers are seeking healthier options. Learn about organic & natural ingredients used in health & wellness beverages.

Healthy Drink Trends: Deep Dive Into Natural and Organic Ingredients

The healthy beverage market has seen tremendous growth since 2020 and continues to rise. By 2030, the functional beverage market is forecasted to reach over $200 million due to the greater demand for drinks like kombucha, healthy sodas, and teas with greater nutritional value. What’s Really Inside These Wellness Drinks That Gives Them Their Healthy-Claim-Power? The wellness drinks that have been crowding the refrigerated drinks section at grocery stores make promising health...

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