Omega 3 oil derived from microalgae helps reduce “paw print”

Willows Ingredients grow its sustainable portfolio with its recent supply partner agreement.

 Willows Ingredients have signed a supply partnership agreement for Ireland and the United Kingdom, with HuveNutra® for HuvePure® DHA – lipid biomass, a vegetarian source of DHA, derived from microalgae that are a viable alternative to fish oil, feed material used in feed for pets, livestock species, and aquaculture.

Personalised Nutrition with Next Generation Collagen

Take your brand to the next level with our “Next Generation ASC Certified Collagen.

Our Fish Collagen (ASC Certified), is a sustainable option and perfect for a range Collagen Enhanced Sports Supplements.  Peptides that are ideal for blending into workout formulas, or for creating collagen-enriched snacks….. a sustainable choice that supports performance and recovery goals while being mindful of environmental impact.



A climate for crickets

A climate for crickets – Irish company paves the way for new protein source.

An Irish family-owned company has signed a distribution agreement with a Vietnamese manufacturing company, Cricket One, to provide cricket protein to the UK and European markets.

Wicklow-based Willows Ingredients has been a supplier of health ingredients to the human and animal-nutrition sectors across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and North America for over 15 years.

New to its menu this year are crickets! Read in full

Cricket, lovely cricket: Wicklow firm signs agreement to provide insect protein in Europe.

Willows Ingredients, a distributor of raw materials for the food, healthcare and sports industries, is meeting demand from customers in animal nutrition and nutraceuticals – read in full

Podcast interview with David Scrivens July 22

Founder and MD of Willows Ingredients Ltd, David Scrivens features on That Great Business Show Podcast

? Listen in to hear about the Willows journey so far…. 

How freshwater collagen is moving anti-aging into the circular beauty era….

Circular beauty is reshaping the nutricosmetics industry. Today, products need to do more than just provide beauty from within; they also need to be good for people and the planet. The demand for sustainable beauty is a threat to manufacturers of traditional collagen anti-aging products made from cows, pigs or marine fish—all of which have weak environmental credentials. Willows Ingredients is helping brands nullify the threat with sustainable, eco-friendly collagen from freshwater  – continue reading…

Willows Prebiotics

Willows will be offering various prebiotic variants of FOS, GOS and inulin over 2021. As a prebiotic, they stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in the lower digestive tract associated with improved bowel, gut and overall immune health. They are all dietary fibres, low in calories and have low glycemic indexes.

Introducing 3 variants of FOS:

Product Lines FOSSENCE P95 powder FOSSENCE L95 liquid    FOSSENCE L55 liquid
Sweetness vs Sucrose 35-40% 40% 70%
Glycemic index 0 0  <20
Fructo-Oligosaccharides 95% on dry basis 95% on dry basis 55% on Dry basis

FOS is a naturally sweet prebiotic derived from cane sugar; perfect for companies looking for sugar and calorie reduction. FOS is a source of fibre, contributes to improved gut health and has a synergistic effect with sweeteners to mask off notes. Willows is one of only a few distributors of short chain FOS which is 5-10% more naturally sweet than long chain FOS supplied by much of the industry. Wide range of applications including dairy, beverages, bakery, confectionery, cereals, nutribars, sports nutrition.

Introducing 2 variants of GOS:

 Product Lines GOSSENCE L70 liquid  GOSSENCE P70 powder
 Galacto-Oligosaccharides 70% on dry basis  70% on dry basis

GOS is a prebiotic made from the fermentation of lactose. It selectively enhances the beneficial microbiota in the gut especially Bifidobacteria and mimics human milk oligosaccharides (HMO’s). GOS improves immunity, nutrient absorption, lipid transport and overall digestive and bowel health in infants. Willows as one of only a few suppliers able to offer high GOS concentration in both its powder and liquid forms leading to a superior prebiotic effect. GOS is well positioned to aid in infant nutrition and in general bowel and gut health for adults.

Introducing 1 variant of inulin:

Product Line Inulin P90 powder
 Inulin 90% on dry basis
 Sweetness Vs sucrose 30%

Inulin is derived from the chicory root, as well as being a dietary fibre and prebiotic inulin can be used as a fat and sugar replacement. Inulin is naturally sweet and in the presence of water forms a gel which gives rise to a fat-like, creamy mouthfeel. Willows will soon be able to offer a range in particle sizes and inulin concentrations. Wide range of applications such as protein bars, cereal bars, drinks, sports nutrition, baked goods, desserts, yoghurt and milk products.

Willows Ingredients Announces Distribution Deal with Leiber GmbH for Yeast

We are pleased to announce from January 2021 Willows Ingredients Ltd. will be Leiber GmbH’s new distributor for yeast product applications in food, serving the regions of Great Britain and Ireland.

Willows Ingredients have been collaborating with Leiber GmbH for many years and we are delighted with the opportunity to further expand and develop our partnership. Bernd Weinreich, Business Unit Director- Food commented, “Our collaboration with Willows will give us the chance to execute the British and Irish food industry, offering our innovative yeast extract portfolio which enables our customers to develop functional and trendy food applications.”

Willows Ingredients is a dedicated supplier of health ingredients to the human and animal nutrition sectors across the UK, Europe & Scandinavia. We partner with specialist raw material manufacturers to better nurture strong & collaborative relationships with our customers. We are committed to developing supply partnerships for sustainable products and solutions that will nourish a growing population.

For further information contact Rachell Hipkiss, Head of Sales at Willows Ingredients