Consumers today expect more from their foods than ever before. “Functional foods” are defined by the International Food Information Council (IFIC) as “foods or food components that may provide benefits beyond basic nutrition.”1 These include ready-to-mix and ready-to-drink beverages, energy and sports drinks, and foods fortified with nutrients and/or probiotics like nutrition bars, gels or snacks. Fortified food & beverages continue to grow by leaps and bounds.
These days, people don’t just want great tasting foods that will fill them up. Now they also look for extra protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and more. They want their food to work hard for them, to give them added energy, soothe their digestive systems, and even sharpen their thinking. Custom nutrient premixes give food manufacturers the power to do all of that in a way that is efficient and cost-effective.
Nutrient premixes, like those made by Glanbia Nutritionals, are custom-designed blends of ingredients associated with health benefits such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibers, and more. Using them makes good business sense for food manufacturers.
Custom-Designed to Fit Your Product and Process
Our custom nutrient premixes combine precise proportions of nutrients specifically designed to suit your unique food product. This allows you, the manufacturer, to add functional ingredients to a food product in precisely the right quantity and the proper chemical form at exactly the right moment during your production process. While you could fortify your products with individual nutrients, using custom nutrient premixes save you time and money, helps reduce inventory and waste, and minimizes order processing.