Soom Foods hopes consumers will use date syrup as a substitute for maple syrup, honey, and agave. Photo: Soom Foods

Soom Foods sees bright future for date syrup in the US market

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Soom Foods spent over five years educating American consumers on the versatility of tahini (sesame paste) that can be used in anything from milkshakes and smoothies to a popcorn topping and as a salad dressing. The company’s next conquest is silan, a...

GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

By Elaine Watson

From new sources of plant-based protein (pongamia, bambara) to novel biomaterials extending the shelf life of foods (Cambridge Crops), the Winter Fancy Food Show – organized by the Specialty Food Association - showcased a wide range of innovations, although...

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Cargill: ‘Generation Yum’ seeks closer connection to agriculture

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Young consumers (18- to 34-years-old) or ‘Generation Yum’ (a term coined by food author Eve Turow) are growing increasingly interested in learning where their food comes from and care more about animal welfare than older generations, recent research by...

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