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 TATA Chemicals for Prebiotics dietary fibres

We are pleased to announce that Willows Ingredients Ltd will be distributor for TATA NQ, the nutrition science division of TATA Chemicals. Tata NQ brings experience in prebiotic fibres providing nutritional and health benefits such as gut health, fibre-enrichment and sugar-reduction. We will be offering their prebiotic dietary fibre portfolio, for applications in human and animal nutrition, serving the UK & Ireland market.

Willows Ingredients have been active in the gut health market for many years and are delighted to represent an innovative organisation such as TATA Chemicals.

We will be offering products in TATA NQ’s prebiotics portfolio, including:

FOSSENCE®, a potent prebiotic and dietary fibre is a 100% soluble short chain Fructo oligosaccharides /oligofructose, made from fermentation of cane sugar, that selectively enhances the beneficial microbiota in the gut.

GOSSENCE® – Glacto oligosaccharides, is made from fermentation of Lactose via an in house developed technology by Tata chemicals. Recommended for infants and kids, GOSSENCE promotes healthy microflora in the gut and minimizes pathogens.

“We are happy to collaborate with Willows ingredients, to extend our expertise, in gut health and sugar reduction to the consumers in UK and Ireland market. Through Willows Ingredients, we will be offering our prebiotic portfolio to the food and beverage, nutraceutical, infant food and animal nutrition segments. Willow Ingredients reach, technical expertise, and presence in these markets will allow us flourish. Together, we hope to have an exciting journey ahead.”

– Rahul Gupta, Business Head, Nutrition Science, Tata Chemicals.

“We are honoured and happy to enter into partnership with TATA Chemicals, offering the TATA NQ range of prebiotic and dietary figures to UK and Ireland market. Willows Ingredients have enjoyed significant growth since our formation in 2007, and with our partnership with TATA Chemicals, we can look forward to our continued expansion into the important gut health, sugar reduction, and dietary fibre market. The technical expertise and knowledge that Willows Ingredients and TATA Chemicals will bring together both to our existing customers, and new customers, will further strengthen our successful partnership.”

– David Scrivens, Managing Director, Willows Ingredients Ltd

About Tata Chemicals Limited :
A part of US$ 113 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals is a globally leading multinational company, headquartered in India, employing over 4,600 people and present in 40+ countries and operating in Performance material, Nutrition Science, Agri science and Energy science.

About Tata NQ :
Tata NQ, the nutritional science division of Tata Chemicals Limited, offers nature-backed, science-supported ingredients with specific and desirable health benefits. Backed by a dedicated Innovation Centre, Tata NQ has expertise in microbiome science, biotechnology, food technology & biogenomics.

Willows Ingredients is a dedicated supplier of health ingredients to the food, 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 Zoe Deadman, Technical Sales Manager at Willows Ingredients

AA grade BRC for Willows

Willows Ingredients has successfully attained an AA rated BRC Agents and Brokers Certificate, Issue 2. This is the first time Willows Ingredients has been audited against Issue 2 and a rating system has been incorporated as part of the updated standard. Declan English, Quality Manager at Willows Ingredients was delighted with the result of the audit, “We are very happy with the outcome of the audit and feel it is a good reflection of the hard work and effort the whole team here in Willows Ingredients puts in every day to meet our customers’ expectations”


The UK government has recently announced that folic acid will be added to all flour to stop thousands of children being born with birth defects, such as spina bifida.

According to The Telegraph, 81 countries, including the US, subsequently introduced the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid because only approximately one third of women follow advice to supplement their diet.

Willows Ingredients currently have Folic Acid USP grade in stock and available for sale. For details such as specs, CoA’s and general enquiries, please contact us

New Range of Minerals

following the successful introduction in 2017 of a comprehensive selection of Vitamins to our portfolio, Willows Ingredients has announced a new range of minerals which will further enhance our human and animal supplement offering. Please contact sales for further information.