15 Jun - 15 Jun, 2021
10:00:00 - 11:00 amWebinar
Caribbean Export will host a special webinar on Immune Health and Sustainability as part of this years’ Food Matters Live virtual event.
In this webinar join academics, food and drink industry experts and Caribbean exporters on the functional benefits of immune-boosting natural products made with pure and simple ingredients from the Caribbean.
Globally, the nutraceutical market was predicted to be worth US $250 billion in 2018. With this increasing demand, Caribbean natural product and ingredient exporters are poised to take advantage of this momentum.
Ingredients such as seamoss, more commonly known as Irish moss, turmeric, moringa, ginger and other natural products, including gluten free flours, tropical fruit pulps, and spices. Learn what the Caribbean is doing to ensure sustainable practices, as well as how indigenous communities are supported in meeting this growing trend for immune health.
About this Webinar
- Introduction to the Caribbean flora and their health-related benefits
- Global health trends and consumer market data for plant based natural products and functional foods
- Overview of the phytochemistry of plant-based ingredients and their health benefits
- How sustainability and the environment affect consumer choices
- Review of the catalogue of products by Caribbean exporters
Health and wellbeing has become central to many of our lives with health-conscious consumers demanding natural products made with pure and simple ingredients. Immune health more recently has garnered particular attention owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire for people to feed their bodies with certain foods that may help to prevent colds, the flu and other infections and keep a strong immune system. Immune system boosters and superfoods are common terms being touted for many products found naturally in the Caribbean, such as seamoss, turmeric, moringa and ginger.
The Caribbean has historically been a tropical haven for a range of plant-based or natural ingredients. It’s therefore no surprise that the region is seeing a surge in demand for these natural products. Globally, the nutraceutical market was predicted to be worth US $250 billion in 2018. With increased demand, the question of sustainability becomes of paramount importance, not only in terms of preserving the quality and potency of the product during production, but also ensuring farmers and local communities are not compromised or marginalised but in fact benefit from the surge in demand.
In this webinar, hear from academics, food and drink industry experts and Caribbean exporters on the functional benefits of seamoss, more commonly known as Irish moss, turmeric, moringa, ginger and other natural products including gluten free flours and tropical fruit pulps and spices on what the Caribbean is doing to ensure sustainable practices and how indigenous communities are supported in meeting this growing trend for immune health.