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  • 6 hot new food trends unveiled at San Francisco’s 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show

    Cauliflower puffs, tomato jerky, cashew “cheese,” oat milk ice cream, mushroom “chips” and collagen on tap may not sound like a gourmet feast, but get ready for it — these are the new foods featured at the 45th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show held Jan. 19-21 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center and they’re headed for […]

  • 9 Healthy Desk Snacks Nutritionists Always Keep at Work

    When “hanger” sets in mid-afternoon, we’re often left with no other choice than to hit up the vending machine or make our way down to the corporate cafeteria for some overpriced, processed fuel. But if you remember to leave a stash of super healthy desk snacks in a drawer, you’ll save money while boosting your energy levels, […]

  • Are “healthy” snacks actually good for you?

    Vegetable-themed snacks like cauliflower puffs and Peatos aren’t traditional potato chips, but they’re not not chips, either.

  • At the Fancy Food Show, vegan and vegetarian foods dominate

    These are the things I learned at the 2019 Fancy Food Show: Plant-based is the new vegetarian food, and a vegetarian diet is the new normal. And whether you want to blame or credit the increased gluten intolerance, nut allergies, and trepidation around all things meat and dairy, there is an alternative to everything.

  • Brands Launch New Plant-Based Innovations

    You can’t find a hotter buzzword than “plant-based” as a signifier for innovation in the meat and dairy categories — or in center store, as the following product launches indicate.

  • Collagen rising in functional food formulations

    ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Popcorn, protein bars and wellness shots featuring collagen were on display at Natural Products Expo West, held March 5-6 in Anaheim. Linked to skin and joint health, collagen is among the ingredients fueling growth in the functional food and beverage category.

  • Double review: At Anthony’s Health Hut & Juice Box in Lakeland, no sacrificing flavor for health

    If you’re in search of something yummy to munch on in Lakeland, but don’t have the calories to spare, read on. You won’t have to sacrifice flavor for a tasty, fresh meal at these two spots known for their healthy food.

  • From plant-based salumi to collagen, this is the best of the 2019 Fancy Food Show

    Fresh from a four-year face lift, Moscone Center played host this week once again to the annual Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show. The three-day annual food convention, which takes place in January, serves as the largest marketplace devoted to specialty foods and beverages on the West Coast.

  • How CBD has become the USA’s coolest food and drink ingredient

    (CNN) — The latest “it” ingredient to hit menus is CBD, short for cannabidiol, one of over 60 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (more commonly known as marijuana).

  • Middle Eastern ingredients gain in popularity at Western bakeries

    While Middle Eastern countries have adopted global trends in stride, many of their own staple products and flavors have made their way around the world. Take the demand for pita bread and hummus, or chickpeas, in the United States. These products are consistently purchased, and companies must provide new flavors to keep up with cravings. […]

  • The Hot Spot in Naturals

    The Hot Products section at the recent Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore was one of the buzziest spots to be in the naturals industry from September 11-14, 2019.

  • The Ultimate Vegan Road Trip: Tips for Making The Most Of Your Journey

    Hitting the open road for a fun adventure is one of summer’s pure pleasures for many travelers. When you’re a vegan, a little extra planning can ensure you experience the most fun without looking for vegan-friendly places to eat at the last minute. These tips were designed to help simplify the complex task of planning […]

  • Trends at the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show

    SAN FRANCISCO — Functional teas, instant noodles and global sauces were among emerging trends spotted at the Winter Fancy Food Show. The event, held Jan. 19-21 in San Francisco, featured more than 80,000 products on display from 1,400 exhibitors.

  • US firm Vegan Rob’s eyes UK entry

    Vegan Rob’s, the US vegan firm set up by Pirate’s Booty founder Rob Ehrlich, is preparing to enter the UK.

  • Vegan As the New Organic

    Some people go vegan for their health, others for ethics, and then there’s the most common reason around the world: religion. Regardless of why, there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of people eating, or at least sampling, a plant based diet. The increase is now affecting what’s available in the marketplace.

  • Why trendy cauliflower products will soon dominate the entire grocery store

    It used to be kale, then Brussels sprouts, then avocados. Some attempted to make fiddleheads a thing. But now, in 2018, the trendiest vegetable is the humble, Charlie Brown-headed cauliflower.