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Kevin Lobo, FB Tech Review | Monday, November 09, 2020
The savory snacks manufacturers are looking for methods to offer the consumers healthy snacks.
FREMONT, CA: As the demand for convenience, better ingredients, and indulgence increases, the gap between meals and snacks is disappearing. The demand for savory snacks will increase in the future due to which the manufacturers can also use this opportunity to capitalize on the increasing trend. Manufacturers must ensure that they develop products that provide nutrition and authentic snackable moments for the next generation because the snack market will change the unhealthy snacks by introducing healthier ingredients and sustainable processing and packaging.
Here are some of the crucial trends that are being followed in the savory snacks market that will redefine the market.
Due to convenience, the popularity of snacking increases not only for satisfying huger but also for consuming nutrient-rich food that will support mental and physical health. Traditionally., the savory snacks manufacturers were associated with salty and high-fat foods, but now they are looking for healthier options while providing the indulgence factors without any post-consumption guilt. Nutritional snacks are increasing the market demand with it healthy products, and it will continue to grow in the future.
Processing the technological implications of healthier snacks
The manufacturers can apply innovative processing techniques while adjusting the nutritional profiles of the savory snacks. They can use new methods for pre-processing, frying technology, and even proper seasoning. The manufacturing companies also have to ensure that innovative equipment can handle alternative ingredients like sweeteners and various types of healthier oil. To provide more nutritious snacks, the frying methods have also improved. The manufacturers utilize new methods like vacuum or batch frying to develop healthier snacks with low levels of fats and acrylamide.
Meeting nutritional guidelines
Consumers' influence can be a driving force for the development of the snack market, but health organizations are also focusing on snacking to decrease unhealthy choices. Most of the initiative that is put forward by the healthcare organizations prioritizes on portion control. The World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested that the governments control the food advertising and marketing to transform the perceptions of standard portion size and healthy food options. The demand for smaller packaging sizes and single-serve portions increases and attracts the consumers who want to restrict their calorie intake and portion sizes.