Our Nutrition Expertise
Food trends and fads may come and go, but consumers around the globe are consistent in their quest for healthy and nutritious food and beverage options. Armed with more knowledge than ever before, people of all ages are scanning food labels, seeking out specific health claims and shunning products that include ingredients on their personal no-no lists.
To deliver nutrition without compromise, our team of nutritionists, food scientist and chefs innovate and develop better-for-you products that are inspired by people and the way they eat and select foods and beverages. Our unparalleled nutrition and functional technology portfolio includes a range of offerings, from probiotics to proteins, which can be integrated into our leading authentic taste delivery systems.
Consumer Nutrition Pillars
The consumer trend towards cleaner labels and products made with less sugar, fat and salt reflects a desire for their food to get back to the basics. At the same time, many consumers are demanding foods that provide functional benefits to help them live better. To create solutions that deliver on these and other health-focused needs, our technologies are based on four Nutrition Pillars, which were developed to align with our proprietary consumer insights.
This pillar was developed to satisfy consumers who actively avoid ingredients or nutrients, such as artificial colours and flavours, preservatives, lactose and gluten. Some of these consumers are intolerant of certain foods while others simply seek better health.
Better for You:
Balance and moderation are key focuses in this pillar, which appeals to consumers such as those interested in optimising their health or losing weight. We can reduce sugar, salt and fat while at the same time optimising taste and providing consumers with choices that are more balanced, while not compromising on great taste.
Good for You:
Packing the most health and nutrition into a single bite is the hallmark of good-for-you. Solutions such as prebiotics and probiotics fall into this category, as do plant proteins, healthy lipids and other positive nutrition components including superfoods and functional products.
Tailored for You:
Nutrition needs change over time and by health characteristics such as activity level and weight. Supported by the expertise of our nutrition scientists around the globe, our solutions are designed to suit specific consumer groups such as infants and toddlers or seniors, as well as athletes and those in search of weight management support.
Kerry Health & Nutrition Institute
The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute aims to provide information on scientific research and communicate the latest developments in nutrition science and health, to further highlight nutritional advancements in food and beverage product development. The Kerry Health and Nutrition Institute is supported by a Scientific Advisory Council.