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Cricket flour: 'The flavor is very barn-like and some have compared it to an autolyzed yeast extract. Also it can be drying on the tongue.'

60-second interview: Lisa Andrews, research & development assistant, Wixon

Edible insects in focus: What is cricket flour like to work with?

By Elaine Watson

Edible insects - crickets in particular – have picked up a lot of positive PR lately as firms look for alternative sources of protein. But what is cricket flour like to work with? FoodNavigator-USA caught up with Lisa Andrews (LA), research & development...

Snack Out Loud’s pinto bean snacks: the next nut?

Snack Out Loud’s pinto bean snacks: the next nut?

By Maggie Hennessy

As many of today’s busy consumers are getting upwards of half their daily calories from snacks, they’re demanding more than ever from the category. So newcomer Snack Out Loud saw an opportunity to leverage the power of the yet untapped roasted pinto bean...

Hemp is the new superfood for vitamins and omega-3

Not just for hippies: Hemp's rising superfood status

By RJ Whitehead

Bursting with nutrients and boasting an impressive growth rate, the future of hemp seed is bright– but what’s the best way for manufacturers to cash in on a product that is connected – mistakenly but understandably – with an illegal drug?

Abe’s Market: natural for the masses

Abe’s Market: natural for the masses

By Maggie Hennessy

With a million customers nationwide and counting, online natural products retailer Abe’s Market looks to make it easier for natural products consumers to buy everything in one place by focusing on trial, convenience and value. 

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