Making healthy, innovative food and beverages for the world

Date: 04 Jun 2019

There are few countries better placed than Australia to meet the growing global demand for foods that enhance health and wellness.

Austrade’s new report – Australian Capability in Better-for-you Foods – details why Australia is a world leader in growing, researching, developing and manufacturing foods that promote good health.

Australia’s capabilities in better-for-you foods is rooted in the country’s clean, green produce, which provide the raw ingredients for a diverse range of healthy processed food and beverages.

Robust food safety and quality control systems also preserve Australia’s worldwide reputation as a trustworthy supplier of high-quality produce.

International food companies will find plenty of opportunities to partner with Australian food researchers, developers, contract manufacturers and businesses. Australia’s extensive food and nutrition R&D has led to innovative products such as low-sugar juices fortified with probiotics and high-fibre wholegrains.

The report focuses Australia’s capabilities in seven segments:

  • Free-from and low-in foods: Foods that are free from gluten, lactose and other ingredients considered to have an adverse impact on health; as well as foods that are low in fat, salt and sugar.
  • Organic food and beverages: Foods that are grown and produced without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and artificial chemicals.
  • Baby food: Infant formula and other baby foods.
  • Food for the elderly: Foods that meet the specific health needs of the elderly, such as food that is easy to swallow or contains tailored nutritional content.
  • Sports nutrition and weight loss products: Foods that assist consumers to build muscle, lose weight and improve nutrition.
  • All-natural, health and superfoods: Superfoods are natural foods considered to be exceptionally good for health. All-natural foods are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
  • Fortified and functional food and beverages: Foods that have added ingredients that improve their nutritional value.

Contact Austrade for more information on Australia’s better-for-you foods capabilities, including partnering with the Australian food industry.

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