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dc.contributor.authorBoukid, Fatma
dc.contributor.authorCastellari, Massimo
dc.contributor.otherIndústries Alimentàriesca
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-17T11:07:46Z
dc.date.available2021-02-17T11:07:46Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-16
dc.identifier.citationBoukid, Fatma, and Massimo Castellari. 2021. "Food And Beverages Containing Algae And Derived Ingredients Launched In The Market From 2015 To 2019: A Front-Of-Pack Labeling Perspective With A Special Focus On Spain". Foods 10 (1): 173. doi:10.3390/foods10010173.ca
dc.identifier.issn2304-8158ca
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12327/1101
dc.description.abstractAlgae are a source of functional ingredients, with a large spectrum of healthy and functional compounds. Therefore, this study aimed to provide an overview on commercialized food and beverages made from algae and derived ingredients, with emphasis on the Spanish market, relying on the front-of-pack labeling. For this reason, the Mintel Global New Products Database was searched for foods and beverages containing “algae” ingredients, launched during the period 2015–2019. A total of 13,090 items were found worldwide, including 5720 items in Europe, in which 436 items were in Spain. Regardless of the market (global, European, and Spanish), a similar number of products categories (n = 20), dominant categories (dairy and desserts and ice cream) and dominant algal ingredient (carrageenans) were found. Nutritional information retrieved from Spanish products underlined that algae-based snacks had significantly lower energy, fat, and salt content compared to algae-free counterparts. On the contrary, spirulina- enriched ready to drink beverages had significantly higher energy and salt than algae-free. As such, reading the nutritional labeling is crucial to selecting products that suit consumer needs or/and expectations. Furthermore, only 8% of products reported the algal species and the level of inclusion, so this study emphasizes the importance of labeling legislation to provide complete product information to consumers.ca
dc.format.extent14ca
dc.language.isoengca
dc.publisherMDPIca
dc.relation.ispartofFoodsca
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalca
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleFood and Beverages Containing Algae and Derived Ingredients Launched in the Market from 2015 to 2019: A Front-of-Pack Labeling Perspective with a Special Focus on Spainca
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca
dc.description.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca
dc.rights.accessLevelinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.embargo.termscapca
dc.relation.projectIDEC/H2020/862980/EU/MICROALGAE PROTEIN INGREDIENTS FOR THE FOOD AND FEED OF THE FUTURE/ProFutureca
dc.subject.udc663/664ca
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/foods10010173ca
dc.contributor.groupFuncionalitat i Seguretat Alimentàriaca


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