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Consumers increasingly seek food and beverage products with “clean labels” – whether they are purchasing products at the grocery store, gas station or dining in restaurants. Cargill has label-friendly ingredient solutions to meet your formulation needs.

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Cargill is here to help our customers meet consumer demand by offering a growing portfolio of label-friendly ingredient solutions.

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Raising the Bar on Protein | Protein Ingredients Supplier

Raising the Bar on Protein

Innovative new plant proteins are making it possible to deliver the higher protein levels that consumers crave – together with delicious flavor profiles and greater texture flexibility.

Ingredient advancements in Sports Nutrition Products | Food Solutions

Ingredient Advancements Fuel Sports Nutrition Innovations

With double-digit growth in recent years, the sports nutrition market is a winning proposition for brands. But rising competition and complexity demand nothing less than your "A" game.

Learn more about the new standards in sweetness

New Standards in Sweetness

Sugar has been on consumers’ minds for a number or years now. But conflicting attitudes and evolving palates can make product development tricky. We offer inspiration for sweet innovation.

Learn more about the emerging eating trends

The Best of Both Worlds - Evolving Eating Occasions

The past several years have exerted a lasting impact on eating habits. Learn how to meet consumers where they are now – literally and figuratively – and tap into emerging trends.

Weight Management Wisdom | Label-Friendly Ingredients Supplier | Cargill

Weight Management Wisdom

As consumers experiment with new eating and diet strategies, research suggests that weight wellness is a part of many peoples’ daily lives – and a driver behind a number of food and beverage trends.

Citric Acid Ingredients | Supplier

Fermenting a Label-friendly Future with Citric Acid

Naturally occurring in citrus fruits and living organisms, citric acid is a label-friendly powerhouse of flavor, preservation, stabilization and more…sustainably made via fermentation.

Formulating for Function | Specialty Nutrition | Food and Beverage Ingredients

Formulating for Function

Now more than ever, consumers are seeking foods with functional benefits. But individualized perceptions can make it hard to hit the mark.

In the Mood | Label-Friendly Ingredients | Food and Beverage Ingredients

In the Mood

Opportunity spaces are emerging in “mood foods,” as consumers recognize that diet can play a role in mental health and general well-being.

Getting Sweet on Fiber | Bulk Soluble Corn Fiber Ingredient Supplier | Cargill

Getting Sweet on Fiber

Label-friendly soluble corn fiber is a formulation-friendly solution for improving a product's nutritional profile – plus, it can help reduce sugar and calories.

 New Sensory and Flavor Experiences | Bulk Ingredient Supplier | Cargill

Hungry for Adventure

The idea of exploring new worlds through taste is nothing new… but the trend gained a definite foothold during lockdown. Learn how to harness the excitement.

The New Flexitarians | Bulk Ingredient Supplier | Cargill

The New Flexitarians

As consumers learn more about diet and health, they’re realizing that eating habits can be highly personal – and a little flexibility is a good thing. 

Vital Wheat Gluten - Bulk Supplier in North America

A Bakers Hero - Vital Wheat Gluten

Vital wheat gluten brings unparalleled function to bread products – plus offers an affordable source of plant-based protein.






Crafting delicious, keto-friendly cookies

Crafting Delicious, Keto-Friendly Cookies

Mainstream consumers are increasingly gaining an appetite for high-protein, low-carb keto foods. Cargill bakery experts discuss the market's rich potential and share formulation strategies for crafting protein-rich, sugar-reduced cookies that deliver on indulgence.

Bakery Boom

Bakery Boom

While bakery products may be the ultimate comfort food, these strategies for improving baked goods' nutritional profile present exciting opportunities for innovation.

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Plant-based Bakery Reboot

Consumers are discovering that baked goods can experience a healthy reset without compromising taste or texture.

Reducing Sugar and Salt

Reducing Sugar & Salt

When it comes to sugar and salt, snack makers are taking to heart "everything in moderation."

plant-based eating

Growth in Plant-based Eating

Cargill’s plant-based proteins can help you meet consumer demand. 

Corn Shines in Bakery Spotlight

Corn Shines in Bakery Spotlight

Dry corn ingredients bring versatility, flavor and nutritional benefits to a wide range of baked goods.

The Next Generation of Gluten-Free Bakery Solutions

The Next Generation of Gluten-Free Bakery Solutions

Label-friendly solutions to make products with more consumer-friendly textures and flavors.

Cookies - A Delicate Balance Between Taste and Health

Cookies - A Delicate Balance Between Taste and Health

The door is increasingly open for innovation in the bakery and cookie category.

Label-friendly Bakery

Label-friendly Bakery

Cargill ingredients can help your bakery product earn a consumer-pleasing cleaner label.




In the Mix - Nutritional Beverage Powders | Ingredient Solutions Supplier | Cargill

Nutritional Beverage Powders

Consumers are asking a lot from today’s powdered beverage mixes. Taste is king, but these products must also be low in sugar, packed with protein (preferably from plants) and more often, provide extra health benefits. Learn how nutritional beverage powders are upping their game!

Chocolate Beverages with Sugar Reduction | Solution Provider for Sugar Reduction

Reduced-Sugar Chocolate Beverages

It's possible to create surprisingly indulgent chocolate beverages with significantly less sugar. Cargill's expertise and ingredients can help you create delicious chocolaty drinks your consumers will love. 

Sweet Solutions | No Sugar Added Fountain Drink Ingredients | Ingredients Supplier

Sweet Solutions: Stevia Breakthrough Aims to Upend No-Sugar-Added Soda Fountain Formulation

Product developers have long searched for zero-calorie alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners at the soda fountain. EverSweet® + ClearFlo™ offers a breakthrough.

Consumer Trend Report - Alcoholic Beverages

Understanding the "Sober Curious" Consumer

Consumers across all age groups are dialing back their alcohol intake. Learn what’s behind the “sober curious” movement – and how to tap into it.

Beverage Basics & Beyond

Beverage Basics & Beyond

The demand for new and better beverages transcends all beverage types, with growing consumer interest in functional beverages across the spectrum. Read our article to learn more about what consumers desire from their beverages.

Hitting the Bullseye in Beverage Formulations | Cargill Food and Beverage Ingredients Supplier

Hitting the bullseye in beverage formulation

Tap into the trends driving today's beverage culture and come away with solutions to help you rise to the top. 

Learn what is next when it comes to functional beverages

What's Next in Functional Beverages

As consumers take more of an active approach to their diets, they have rising expectations for beverages.

Better Beverages

Better Beverages

When it comes to the RTD space, “function” is now the operative word.

Beverage Trends Infographic

5 Trends Tranforming Beverages

Wider trends from the food industry have drastically changed our drinking habits.

Powdered Beverages

Powdered Beverages

Powdered beverages combine flavor, function in an affordable package.

Alcohol Flavor Trends

Alcohol Flavor Trends

Discover how the market for alcoholic drinks is undergoing a massive transformation in form, function and flavor.

Conscious Cocktails

Conscious Cocktails

The global alcoholic beverages market shows no signs of slowing down – though it’s taken some surprising turns lately.


Pectin the new label-friendly catalyst

This label-friendly, plant-based ingredient provides a lot of functionality in today’s popular beverages.



Cutting-edge Confectionery Ingredients | Bulk Ingredients Supplier | Cargill

Create Cutting-Edge Confectionery

Over the past couple of years, consumers turned to indulgence for a boost…then realized that too much isn't a good thing. Confectioners now have the opportunity to remake sweets in a healthier image. 

Finding balance between quality, health and indulgence

Confectionery Conundrum

As with most other food and beverage categories, healthier, better-for-you options are also pervading confectionery. There has been a definitive shift toward new or reformulated confections that offer guilt-free indulgence.

Dr Johns

This sugar alternative is worth celebrating

Erythritol: ideal for food and beverage applications that promote sugar reduction.

 Sugar Reduction in Confectionery

Sugar Reduction in Confectionery

It takes a new mindset among brands and formulators to experiment in this quickly evolving category.

Functional Gummy Boom

Functional gummy boom

No longer relegated to health food stores, dietary supplements have gone decidedly mainstream. It’s a reflection of broader trends, implicit in today’s label-conscious consumer mindset.

Sweet Serendipity

Sweet Serendipity

INFOGRAPHIC: Non-chocolate confectionery is on trend.

Chocolate - non-confectionery

A Connection with Candy

Trends in the evolving and vibrant non-chocolate confectionery market.

Pectin & Confectionery Challenges

Our Pectin Experts Help with Confectionery Challenges

Technical advancements in pectin – as well as consumer’s interest in label-friendly and reduced-sugar products – have encouraged more manufacturers to include this fruit-derived thickener and gelling agent in product formulations.


Convenience Foods

New Nature of Convenience | Ready Meals | Food and Beverage Ingredients

New Nature of Convenience

Spending more time at home has re-shaped ideas about mealtime and the role of convenience foods. Tap into these strategies for rapid-prep success.  

Modernizing Mealtime

Modernizing Mealtime

Indications are that some of the pandemic's impact on consumer eating habits represent more wide-scale, permanent changes. See what that means for product development.

The Next Generation of Convenience Foods | Cargill Food Ingredients Supplier

No-compromise Convenience

Food culture shifts have prompted a revolution in the industry over the past decade, with convenience foods at the forefront. 

Consumers are turning to convenient frozen food

Consumers are turning to convenient frozen food

80% of shoppers like having frozen food at home for when they’re “out of time or need something quick”

SimPure 994 Modified Starch

These Label-friendly Starches Can Take the Heat

For years, modified starches were staples of the texturizing world.  But today, simpler labels and familiar ingredients reign supreme.

SimPure Functional Native Starch Convenience Foods Application

Simple Starches Solve Complex Challenges

For today’s label-conscious consumer, simple recipes and recognizable ingredients are no longer enough. Increasingly, consumers want to know how those ingredients were produced. It’s a movement that has sparked a return to familiar ingredients, including basic starches.

Upgrading Convenience Products

Upgrading Convenience Products with Functional Label-friendly Starches

Thanks to innovations in native starches, it’s easier for formulators to deliver upgraded convenience products that meet the needs of today’s more discerning consumers.

Meat Analogs

Meat Analogs

Next-gen solutions for meat analogues  and convenience applications.

Label-Friendly Convenience Infographic

Label-Friendly Convenience

Partner with Cargill for a full portfolio of ingredients and formulation expertise to meet your goals for label-friendly convenience foods.

Thinking Outside of the Box on Label-Friendly Snacks

Native Starches - Thinking Outside the Box

Native starches are typically made from corn, cassava, potato, rice and tapioca, have not been modified, but merely stripped down to the starch component.  A good label-friendly replacement.

Making Frozen as consumer pleasing as fresh food

Frozen as pleasing as fresh food

Hard-working, label-friendly ingredients help formulators
deliver the next generation of frozen foods.


Simple Ingredients. Pure Functionality.™

The new SimPure™ portfolio of functional native starches offers food and beverage manufacturers a label-friendly solution, together with greater process tolerance, shelf life and storage stability.



Plant-based Dairy by Design | Bulk Dairy Alternatives Ingredient Supplier | Cargill

Deciphering Dairy

Dairy alternatives may have disrupted the category in recent years, but dairy is still a huge global market with a lot going for it.

Plant-based Dairy by Design | Bulk Dairy Alternatives Ingredient Supplier | Cargill

Plant-based Dairy by Design

As plant-based dairy alternatives continue to gain momentum, it will be increasingly important to push the envelope in innovation and sourcing.

Dairy Innovation Infographic

Redefining Dairy Innovation

Humans may have been consuming dairy since the Neolithic age,1 but modern-day dairy is evolving at a dizzying pace. Dairy — and its plant-based alternatives — is a key focus of innovation at Cargill.

A frothy future - dairy alternatives - 2021

What's Next in Dairy Alternatives

This category is here to stay, but how much it will grow and where it’s headed next are the questions.

novelty nutrition in the frozen dessert aisle

Novelty, Nutrition in the Frozen Dessert Aisle

When it comes to frozen desserts, increasingly consumers expect more than a great-tasting, indulgent treat. 

Plant-based yogurts

Plant-Based Yogurts Catching Consumer Eyes

Consumer attitudes toward yogurts are changing again. Plant-based yogurts are the new market disrupter, as the rising star of the dairy case.

Yogurt Infographic

Yogurt Infographic

The U.S. yogurt category has been evolving in recent years, due to a convergence of trends and changing consumer behavior.

Formulators Roundtable

Balancing Sugar Reduction, Taste & Function

Cargill dairy experts discuss approaches to sugar reduction without sacrificing taste or functional attributes.

High Protein Dairy Trends

High Protein Dairy Trends

Consumers are seeking protein like never before, perceiving protein as the macronutrient most beneficial for top health issues.

dairy alternatives

The Growing Appeal of Dairy Alternatives

Leverage our specialty sweetness and texture ingredient portfolio to bring consumer-pleasing dairy alternatives to market. 

Sugar Reduction in the Dairy Case

Sugar Reduction in the Dairy Case

Consumer attitudes toward sugar have changed dramatically over the past decade.

Dairy Texturizing Systems

Dairy Texturizing Systems

Tailored, label-friendly solutions for enhanced  performance and appeal.

Rich Texture in Reduced Sugar Frozen Desserts

Rich Texture in Frozen Desserts

Textural attributes are key for decadent, reduced sugar frozen desserts.


Meat Alternatives



Plant-based Meat Alternatives | Ingredient Solutions Supplier

Taking the Measure of Plant-based Meat Alternatives

With widening adoption and heightened performance in plant-based meat alternatives, it's essential to keep pushing boundaries in formulation innovation. Learn more in our article.

Plant-based Revolution | What's Next

Plant-based Revolution

What's next? Learn how consumers are embracing the idea of plant-based eating in a big way.

Plant-based Protein for Food and Beverage

Plant-Based Proteins and the Convenience Factor

Plant-based meat alternatives are emerging as the new star of the alternative category, and as these products reach parity in taste, texture and price, they are also gaining steam in one of America’s favorite food categories – convenience.

Understanding the rise of alternative meat

Understanding the Rise of Alternative Meat

Alternative meat has been around for a long time, but in recent years, it has seen an extraordinary rise in popularity. Some insight is provided here.

Meat Alternatives

Meat Alternatives [Infographic]

Plant-based proteins are gaining awareness and acceptance, propelled by interest in healthy eating, sustainability and animal welfare.

Beefing up meat alterative space

Fertile Ground for Innovation in Plant Protein

Demand for meat alternatives is booming, as U.S. consumers modify their protein preferences to include a healthy dose of plants.





Strategic Snacks | Food & Beverage Ingredients Supplier | Cargill

Strategic Snacks

As snacking has become an integral part of daily life, the baseline for success has undergone a seismic shift.

We share consumer insights and current trends shaping snack strategy.

How Tortilla Chips Transformed American Snackers

How Tortilla Chips Transformed American Snackers

Tortilla chips are a national snacking staple. And why not? The crunchy, corn-based treat dials into many of the biggest trends in the snack landscape as well as sensory appeal. Learn more about this delightful snack in our report.

Trends in healthy eating - bulk food ingredients supplier

Trends in Healthy Snacking

As snacking has become a mega-trend, the category itself has been transformed. Learn how to cater to current consumer expectations.

bars and snacks ingredient supplier - bar innovation and development

Breaking the boundaries in new bar development

Bars are now for everyone, but it is important to note that their expansion is tied to the rise of snacking culture – as consumers look for convenient, nutritious foods that can double as an on-the-go meal. Learn more in our report.

Frequent Snacking Puts Focus on Sugar Content

Frequent Snacking Puts Focus on Sugar Content

A snack is no longer considered an occasional treat – it’s become part of consumers’ daily diets.

Small Bites - Big Expectations

Small Bites. Big Expectations.

Sit-down meals have declined and snacking has picked up pace.

Snacking Matters

Snack Consumption

Snacks are considered one of the most promising categories in the consumer goods space.

Reducing Sugar and Salt

Reducing Sugar & Salt

When it comes to sugar and salt, snack makers are taking to heart "everything in moderation."

Bar Essentials

Bars Essentials

The evolution of a portable snack.

Corn Ingredients Clean Up Snack Food Aisle

Cleaning Up the Snack Food Aisle

Cargill’s ingredient experts continue to find new ways to get more out of the corn kernel.

Snacking is Big Business

Snacking is Big Business

Cargill can supply you with the label-friendly ingredients you need to satisfy consumer demand for nutrient-packed snacks.

Label-Friendly Ingredients in Action - Snack Bars

Label-Friendly Ingredients in Action - Snack Bars

Experts predict continued growth in this category for several years. 


Sports Nutrition


Sports drinks take aim at female consumers

Sports drinks take aim at female consumers

Once the sole purview of bodybuilders and hard-core, predominately male athletes, sports nutrition products have muscled their way into the mainstream.

Tapping into the active nutrition consumer

Tapping into the active nutrition consumer

Today everyone, from your neighbor to your grandmother, is looking for a more efficient way to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Sports Nutrition Products Take on a New Level

Sport Nutrition Products

Taking to new levels. Products must now be designed, positioned and marketed with pinpoint accuracy.

Sports Nutrition Infographic

Sports Nutrition

An infographic about the evolution of Sports Nutrition.

Sports Nutrition is Going Mainstream

Sports Nutrition is Going Mainstream

The sports nutrition category is booming. Consumers worldwide are turning to foods and beverages which support their healthy lifestyles and tout improved energy, endurance or alertness.






Sustainable Developments | Cargill Food & Beverage

Sustainable Developments

As people become more sophisticated in their understanding of environmental and public health issues, they increasingly expect brands to align with their values.

Setting the Standard for Sustainable Stevia Production

Learn how Cargill is setting the standards for a sustainable stevia supply chain through multi-level programs that assure full traceability from the field to formulation.

Sustainable Sweetness | Cargill Food & Beverage

Sustainable Sweetness

Proprietary research shows that sustainability claims are carrying ever-more weight in purchase decisions. Learn how Cargill's multifaceted approach to sustainable sweeteners can help you win with consumers.

Sustainability Q&A Download

Sustainability Q&A

We talked with Ryan Siroli, Cargill's row crop sustainability manager, to better understand how the company is advancing sustainable agricultural practices.

Communicating the Concepts of Label-Friendly and Sustainability

Communicating the Concepts of Label-Friendly and Sustainability

Products that contain label-friendly ingredients and that are produced sustainably have taken a stunning leap in consumer awareness in the last couple of years.

Understanding the sustainable consumer.

Understanding the Sustainable Consumer

Nearly three in four consumers now say they would definitely or probably change their consumption habits to reduce their environmental impact.




Label-Friendly Ingredients

Canola Lecithin

Cargill is a supplier of canola lecithin. Canola lecithin may be used in a wide variety of food applications, including chocolate and confectionery, bakery and convenience foods.

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Custom Texturizing Systems

Our knowledgeable technical applications team can help you successfully integrate functional Custom Texturizing Systems in existing food and beverage products or in new product development. 

SimPure™ Label-Friendly Starches

Cargill offers a diverse selection of label-friendly, nature-derived texturizers. 

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MaizeWise® Whole Grain Corn Products

MaizeWise® whole grain corn products, such as corn flour, can directly replace existing ingredients, or blend with them, while helping deliver 100% whole grain nutrition.  Product varieties include corn flour, corn meal and masa flour.

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Pectin is an ingredient and a natural component of plants that is especially abundant in apples and citrus fruits. 

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Using our proteins, we help our customers achieve the taste, mouthfeel, functionality and nutrition profiles their customers want.

Soluble Corn Fiber

A label-friendly bulking agent with half the calories of sugar, no impact to taste/texture and the nutritional benefits of dietary fiber. 

SimPure™ Soluble Rice Flour

More and more, ingredient familiarity matters. SimPure™ 92260 harnesses one of nature's most traditional botanical sources – rice – to create a label-friendly alternative to maltodextrin.

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Non-GMO* Tapioca Syrup

Cargill's portfolio of tapioca syrups features a full range of carbohydrate profiles and Dextrose Equivalent (DE) levels plus Certified Organic lines.

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ViaTech® Stevia Leaf Extract

Our proprietary taste-prediction model can optimize steviol glycosides – the best-tasting parts of the leaf – for sugar reductions of 50%+.

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Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.