Clean Label and Nutritionally Conscious Formulations…… An Essential Platform to Meet Consumer Needs

Nutrition labels play an increasingly important role in today’s world. Consumers expect their foods and beverages to have a clean label and many will take the time to verify the nutrition label and the ingredients included. Yet, 48% of consumers find confusion and distrust in food labels (Go Clean Label, 2017).

 Consumers read labels to make sure that the foods they love are reasonably nutritious and contain ingredients that are recognizable and easy to understand and pronounce.

Although this expectation presents a tremendous opportunity for manufacturers, it can also be perceived as a great challenge. Formulators, now more than ever, need to create products that do not compromise great taste in exchange for a clean label and a more wholesome claim.

The perfect example of a clean label and nutritionally conscious formulation….. Tuscan Teff Bites:

Tuscan Teff Bites:

  • Suitable for Flexitarian or Vegetarian lifestyles
  • Versatile format (snack, side dish, entrée)
  • Made with Whole Grains
  • Gluten-Free
  • Contains the On Trend, Nutrition Packed, Ancient Grain Teff


Claims per 100g (5 Bites)

  • High in Protein
  • High in Fibre
  • High in Iron
  • Whole Grains:  26g/serving
  • No Artificial Colour or Flavour

How is all of this achieved?

Formulated with some of CCC Ingredients’ top clean label ingredients:

  • Whole Grain Teff (Ivory and Brown) – Provides bulk, texture and mouthfeel in the bites, along with high nutrition.
  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend – Contains a blend of Teff Flour, Tapioca Flour, Rice Flour and Xanthan Gum.  This blend helps aid in binding the bites and allows them to keep their shape.
  • Sea Salt – Not your average sea salt, this product is clean label and also an excellent sodium reduction solution!
  • Yeast Extract – The two yeast extracts used in this formulation provide two different benefits – Sodium Enhancement from one and Flavour Enhancement from the other as it is a clean label MSG Replacer.

Tuscan Teff Bites are delicious and addictive! 

About CCC Ingredients:

CCC Ingredients currently services a wide array of food manufacturers, of different scale, producing a variety of finished goods from coast to coast.  We actively source new and innovative ingredients to add to our portfolio, from across the globe, which will deliver value to our customers.  Those ingredients may be manufactured with greener technology, be clean label, and be more efficient, functional and cost effective; above all they must provide value.  CCC Ingredients is committed to providing solutions to our customers that are both on trend and sustainable.

Not only do we efficiently distribute and deliver ingredients, we also work with those ingredients in our new Applications Lab so that we can provide enhanced technical support to our customers.  We create finished food concepts which we present to R&D and Marketing groups to showcase our ingredients in on trend formats.  One common theme throughout the concepts in our library is, of course, CLEAN LABEL. 

Contact us today to learn more!