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What Are Food Inclusions?

Try a Google search, and you will not find much on this specialty food ingredient category…. even in Wikipedia there is no mention of a food inclusion.

The Free Dictionary defines it as:  inclusion [ɪnˈkluːʒən] noun

1. the act of including or the state of being included
2. something included

So, here is how we would define a food inclusion for our purposes:

A formulated and processed food ingredient available in a smaller format that is included in a finished food product (either topically or internally) to deliver multiple functional properties including taste, texture, aroma and eye appeal with both convenience and consistency.
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Food Inclusions Market (2018)

  • Inclusions & Topicals Market – $10.74 B global business – value-added, technology driven segment with customized delivery systems.
  • Expected to be $15.78 B by 2023 with 8.0% CAGR between 2018-2023
  • Both retail and foodservice market opportunities
  • Driven by functional properties, taste and texture trends, and the responsive development of new flavor profiles, including clean labels
  • Bakery products will lead the growth
  • Growing consumer willingness to spend higher and try different variants in bakery products will drive the consumption of inclusions in this market
  • Asia Pacific region is projected to be the fastest growing in the food inclusions market for bakery products
  • The fruit and nut segment is projected to be the fastest growing inclusions

Source Research and Markets – Food Inclusions Market (2018) Report.

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