Ingredion, Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to the food manufacturing industry, will be showcasing the latest consumer trends and ingredient innovations in six delicious recipe prototypes at this year’s Gulfood Manufacturing, designed to show food and drink manufacturers how they can develop and formulate affordable products with the ingredients and claims that consumers prefer.
Taking place from the 7-9 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gulfood Manufacturing is the Middle East’s biggest annual food and beverage processing forum. Ingredion’s Senior Culinologist will be on stand to freshly prepare dishes that tackle industry challenges including affordability, reducing sugar, and enriching products with plant protein. Formulated with a variety of Ingredion’s textured pulse proteins, food systems solutions, flavour modifiers, erythritol sweeteners, and more, the menu features a crispy coated plant-based nugget, an affordable nacho cheese dip and a no added sugar still lemonade. Technical experts will also be on hand to discuss visitors formulation and production challenges.
Firas Abu Irshaid, Sales Manager – Middle East, Ingredion, says: “The Middle East and African food and beverage sector is predicted to achieve between six and seven percent annual growth between 2020 and 2022. Coupled with consumers’ willingness to try out new trends such as reduced-sugar and plant-based, this presents an opportunity for food and beverage manufacturers to tap into this developing market.
“Our team of experts will be on hand able to guide visitors through the latest consumer insights and their own individual reformulation challenges, looking at the latest ingredient innovations can help to optimise costs without sacrificing taste, texture, nutritional appeal and functionality. The recipes and demo kits available to taste on stand will demonstrate how they can deliver exactly that.”
Over the course of three days, 36,000 food and beverage manufacturers will convene at Gulfood Manufacturing to showcase the latest production and packaging solutions from over 60 countries.
Innova Market Insights, 2021