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This section of our website is reserved for Quick Hits content that is easy to read and follow. Quick Hits is designed to provide you information surrounding the latest industry trends and topics surrounding the chemical and ingredient industry. It is sort of a blog, but not really a blog. That is why we like to call it, "blog-ish."

  • Antioxidants and Preservative Ingredients

    Average Read Time: 1 Minute

    Preservatives can be natural or synthetic and are used in almost all processed foods. Salt and sugar have been used as preservatives since ancient times.

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  • Apple Juice Production

    Average Read Time: 2 Minutes

    Apple juice seems very simple to most of us. Just squeeze the fruit and get the juice, right? While that might work for a small quantity, it is not feasible when you are processing apples by the ton!

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  • Enzyme Uses in Food Applications

    Average Read Time: 4 Minutes

    Enzymes play complex roles in food production as well as general human health and nutrition. In simple terms, their job is to speed up chemical reactions.

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  • Inside Scoop on Hydrocolloids

    Average Read Time: 3 Minutes

    Hydrocolloids are functional carbohydrates used in many foods to enhance their shelf-life and quality. These additives are used to modify the viscosity and texture of food products like ice cream, salad dressings, gravies, processed meats, and beverages.

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  • Natural Colors Used in Sports Nutrition

    Average Read Time: 4 Minutes

    From sports drinks to dietary supplements to protein bars, the demand for sports nutrition products of all kinds is soaring. In particular, many consumers have started opting for products made from naturally derived ingredients.

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  • Natural Sweetener Ingredients

    Average Read Time: 2 Minutes

    It is no secret that Americans are consuming added sugar at unprecedented rates. On average, added sugar accounts for about 14 percent of an average American's daily calorie intake.

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  • Prebiotic Uses and Applications

    Average Read Time: 4 minutes

    Prebiotics are dietary fibers which play a role in general human health and nutrition. However not all dietary fibers are prebiotics. Prebiotics are the food of healthy microbes that live in the body.

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  • Preservation Additives in Pet Food

    Average Read Time: 2 Minutes

    Pet owners rely on pet food companies to provide products that keep their animal friends energized and healthy. Because dry pet food can take weeks or months to get from the processor to the pet bowl companies need to include preservative additives in their products.

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  • Preserved Fruits and Vegetables

    Average Read Time: 2 Minutes

    As the global population grows, providing healthy and long-lasting food sources becomes a growing interest for food and beverage makers. Preparing food that is both nutritious and has a long shelf life will help the world face the challenges that go hand-in-hand with feeding so many mouths.

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  • Vitamin E

    Average Read Time: 8 Minutes

    So many vitamins are necessary parts of a healthy diet that they’ve been assigned nearly every letter in the alphabet. Today, we’ll take a closer look at one of them. What is Vitamin E, and why is it a necessary part of your diet?

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