peanut butter trends

Peanut and peanut butter trends

Raw and processed peanut, as well as peanut butter, are ingredients that are becoming increasingly common across different segments of the food industry. This growth is driven by changes in the consumption patterns of consumers, who compel manufacturers to update their offer with plant-based ingredients that are more respectful of the environment and provide new…

almond paste

Tailor-made almond paste solutions for the food industry

The food industry has evolved during the latest years toward the use of natural, high quality ingredients specifically designed to offer a unique flavour and texture to the products. In processes for the manufacturing of ice cream, cakes, chocolates and specialties such as cereals and cookies, it is increasingly common to add innovative solutions such…

bakery industry trends

Bakery industry trends: new fillings and toppings with nuts

The bakery and pastry industry is experiencing a moment of significant innovation in the search for the perfect balance between offering healthy and indulgence products. Changes in lifestyle during the last few years have encouraged a series of trends that are leading manufacturers to introduce new, more natural ingredients. Here, the key to success is…

The family companies Importaco and Besana join forces to form a leading European nut group

We are pleased to announce that, this July 2020, we completed the integration of the Italian company Besana through the purchase of 51% of its share capital. The Spanish food company Importaco reached an agreement with the Italian company Besana to strengthen its focus on natural products, such as hazelnuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts and seeds,…

Nut butters in the Food Industry

What are nut butters? Over the past few years, the popularity of nut and seed-based butters has increased considerably. A few years ago, peanut butter was the most widely consumed nut spread used as an alternative to dairy butter, but the development of technology and consumer awareness of the nutritional properties of nuts and seeds…