A peculiar phenomenon is occurring in the plant-based category. While just 5 percent of the U.S. population claims to follow a vegetarian diet, meat-eating consumers increasingly buy vegan and vegetarian products.
The juice market has come a long way from sugary-sweet, high-gylcemic-index beverages. The products now offered range from chia-enriched chewable juices to antioxidant-high acai berry boosters. Here are a few of our favorites.
New Hope Natural Media food editors Jenna Blumenfeld and Elisa Bosley explain how new natural and organic drink manufacturers are boosting nutrition and flavor with fruits, adaptogenic herbs and even flowers at Natural Products Expo West 2015.
New natural beverages that debuted at Natural Products Expo West 2015 surprised with unique ingredients, flavor profiles and functionality. Foods including baobab, reishi mushroom, maca root and add-ins such as flower essences were incorporated in drinks as a way to stand out in a challenging category. These delicious, healthy drinks were some of our favorites.
Natural products that appeal to the paleo population were everywhere at Expo West 2015. Some paleo brands—which exclude dairy, grains, legumes (and obviously fillers or stabilizers) that a person living 10,000 years ago wouldn't recognize—highlighted their caveman suitability by placing "primal" or "paleo" on their packaging.
The wealth of animal-free foods and beverages at Natural Products Expo West was extensive. These tasty products represent the crème de la coconut milk crème of the vegan category.
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