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Nomva raises $3m to fuel its probiotic fruit pouch ambitions

Nomva raises $3m to fuel its probiotic fruit pouch ambitions

By Elaine Watson

Phenomenal Foods – the Los Angeles-based start-up behind probiotic-fueled organic fruit & veggie snack brand Nomva – has raised $3m in a series A fundraising round to help it take its HPP-treated pouches to a broader audience.

The tigernut... the superfood hiding its light under a bushel? Picture: Organic Gemini

Move over chia, tiger nuts are the next superfood, says Organic Gemini

By Elaine Watson

If you’ve tried horchata in the US, it’s most likely inspired by Mexican recipes, which typically use rice milk as a base, coupled with cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar – and sometimes some almond or dairy milk. Tasty? Yes. Nutritional dynamite? Not really. 

LeanBox: We want to change the way the American workforce eats

LeanBox: We want to change the way the American workforce eats

By Elaine WATSON

Ask most people what ‘healthy vending’ is, and they will probably imagine a vending machine that has replaced candy with protein bars – but is still basically a snack machine. LeanBox, by contrast, is more like a smart fridge in the office breakroom packed...

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

2016 Beverage Innovation summit: Have you registered yet?

Diet soda sales plummet further, but what's taking their place?

By Elaine Watson

Bottled water, sparkling flavored water, energy and sports drinks, and ready-to-drink coffee have all made strong gains in the New Year as shoppers have continued to spurn carbonated soft drinks – particularly the diet variety - according to Nielsen data...

Source: Kuli Kuli

Kuli Kuli expands portfolio, mission with energy shot launch

By Elizabeth Crawford

Moringa superfood product manufacturer Kuli Kuli expands it portfolio and the reach of its social mission with the launch of three energy shots, thanks to an infusion of $1 million from a mix of investors and fundraising tactics. 

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