The demand in Europe for natural food ingredients is higher than ever before. Consumers pay increasing attention to what they eat and thus choose products whose ingredients are the most natural. As a consequence, a growing number of artificial ingredients are being substituted by natural ones.
Legislation is also supporting this trend towards natural ingredients. Just one example among many: several European governments have decided to drastically reduce the sugar content of processed foods over the next few years. Sugar will have to be replaced by other less harmful sweeteners.
And let’s not forget the mega-trend towards organic food. Ingredients added to these eco-friendly products during further processing must also be approved if the final product is to remain organic.
Your ingredients in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
Whether it be oils, tea, aromas, colorants, sweeteners or many other products – your natural ingredients are now in high demand in Europe. And this applies not only to the food industry, but also the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. The German market for natural cosmetics, for instance, is expanding by almost 10 percent every year. Today, one out of five German households purchase natural cosmetic and skincare products – and the numbers are still rising.
So take your natural ingredients to where they are particularly sought after. The IPD will support you.
The IPD includes the following under natural ingredients :
- Essential oils:
e.g. of chamomile, valerian, juniper berries, rhododendron and the jatamansi root.
- Fatty oils:
e.g. chiuri butter, Dhatelo oil, kahai oil, mango butter, sacha inchi oil, moringa oil, apricot kernel oil as well as saturated fats from nuts (e.g. Brazil nuts, walnuts).
- Rubber and resins:
e.g. rubber olibanum, rubber arabicum, turpentine, mumiyo.
e.g. kidney and pinto beans, peas, white beans coffee and cocoa.
- Herbs and spices:
e.g. basil, chamomile, curcuma, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, peppermint, senna, vanilla and cinnamon as well as medicinal and aromatic plants.
- Natural colourings:
e.g. amaranth, cochineal.
- Seeds and grains:
e.g. quinoa, amaranth, chia, oil seeds, rice.
- Coffee and cocoa
e.g. black, green and white tea, tea blends.
- Processed fruit and vegetables:
e.g. dried, freeze-dried, deep-frozen/individual quick frozen (IQF), pulps, concentrates, preserves.
- Thickening and gelling agents:
e.g. agar agar, carrageen, konjac, tara, carob flour, rice starch.
e.g. coconut flower sugar, panela, date syrup, honey.
- Dried fruit:
freeze-dried, machine-dried or sun-dried.
e.g. walnuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia.
e.g. vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, tea, various fruits.