Sprouted foods have always been a health-food mainstay and now they're popping up in snack staples like trail mix and pretzels. The newest sprouted food products also highlight interesting ingredients like heirloom grains and lentils.
From "alternative" to "all the rage," seaweed has seen a remarkable transformation over the last 10 years thanks to increased demand for healthy, low sodium and low fat snacks that still pack a savory, salty crunch.
Paleo diet-specific foods still make up just a sliver of the specialty-diet category, but many smaller brands that are jumping into the paleo ring are rightly betting this sector could have big potential.
In creating a high-protein bar made of 100 percent grass-fed meat, the founders of Epic Bar broke new ground in the protein bar category. One of the biggest challenges? Dealing with USDA labeling requirements.
Our senior food editor, Kelsey Blackwell, receives dozens of new food products from natural manufacturers. She'll choose one intriguing item to feature in the Instagram video series First Bite. This week, new doggie treats from Brad's Raw.
A study at Oregon State University indicates that compared to a normal diet, both high-fat and high-sugar diets cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of cognitive flexibility, or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations....More
Based on an international survey conducted in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, France and Australia, DSM Global Insights has found that almost two-thirds of consumers are concerned about excess sugar. But the way respondents say they opt to reduce their intake of sweetened products varies dramatically, having far-reaching implications for future product development....More
Consumer trust in supplements is slipping, and the only way to save what remains is to commit to best practices and full transparency at every step in the chain of custody, writes Elan Sudberg of Alkemist Labs....More
Natural and organic products are more accessible than ever before. But as these brands make their way into big-box grocery stores, they may have to compromise on quality to grow rapidly enough and meet the pricing demands of conventional stores....More