Organic fruit and veggie snack maker Peeled Snacks has closed a private placement investment from Seurat Capital, while ‘superfood’ energy bar maker Redd Bar has raised early stage capital from a suite of high-profile investors, with Whipstitch Capital...
FDA is reopening the comment period for its draft guidance on the use of fruit and vegetable juice as color additives after several industry stakeholders complained about a lack of transparency into the basis of the guidance.
Pulse-based snacks are enjoying an “unprecedented popularity” thanks in part to a year-long marketing campaign spearheaded by the United Nations, but they still have a long way to go to catch-up with other alternative-ingredient snacks, according to Packaged...
CAUGHT ON CAMERA AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW
With more fiber than cold-pressed juice (4-5g per serving), plus a dose of probiotics (Ganeden’s ultra-resilient BC30 strain), Nomva is targeting consumers seeking simple, minimally processed snacks in a convenient format, says brand owner Phenomenal...
Austin based World Peas – best known for its coated peas and fava bean snacks, has been acquired by L.A. based Snack it Forward LLC - which makes freeze-dried fruit snacks (Sunkist Fruit Chips) and trail mix.
Sales of snacks with dried fruit and vegetables climbed 1.7% annually over the last five years and is predicted to reach revenues of $4 billion in 2015, thanks largely to shifting consumer demands for healthier snacks and a recovering economy that enables...
Fruits and vegetables are “hot” right now,but sales do not have to be restricted to the produce section of the grocery store thanks in part to innovations from Taura Natural Ingredients that allow shelf stable foods and snacks in the center of the store...
While cricket flour is still something of a novelty, it’s creeping (and crawling) into more snacks as awareness – and the infrastructure to support its commercial-scale production – ramps up. Meanwhile, chia, fruit, peas, beans, ancient grains and protein...
Policy efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption across the developed world have resulted in modest gains and increased awareness (most notably among children), yet largely they’ve fallen short in impacting long-term consumption behavior, according...
General Mills - which has just unveiled a host of new protein-packed product launches - is seeking to patent a way of ensuring certain protein particulates can be incorporated into snacks containing moist fruit pastes but stay crunchy.
Despite the recent surge in popularity of green juice and consumers’ general belief that it’s the most nutritious juice, many consumers are still skeptical that it actually tastes good, as a recent survey by Jamba Juice found.
Frozen produce is statistically equal to fresh when it comes to vitamin and mineral content, and retains vitamins equally so or better than produce stored in the refrigerator for a few days, according to a recent study from the University of Georgia in...
Given the obesity epidemic and high rates of chronic disease in the US, consumers should replace convenience foods and snacks with cheaper options like fruit and vegetables, says the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
A recent study has concluded that a US government program has been successful in getting kids in low income schools to consume more fresh fruits and vegetables. The program works by exposing elementary school students to these foods, foods that they...
Most people consider fresh fruit and raw vegetables healthy snack choices, according to a recent survey from market research organization Mintel, but a surprising number think cookies and ice cream are also healthy snacks.
Extrusion technology has the potential to increase the levels of total dietary fibre in gluten-free products made from vegetables, fruits and gluten-free cereals, according to the findings of new research.
The recent salmonella scare which affected fresh tomatoes and Jalapeno peppers could give processed fruit and vegetables a boost in difficult times as they are considered safer, according to a new report.
EU agriculture ministers this week voted unanimously in favour of
reforms to the Common Market Organisation for fruit and vegetables,
which is expected to improve competitiveness, reduce crisis-driven
fluctuations, and promote consumption.
Improving nutrition in schools and fighting trade barriers are two
priorities of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 2007 farm
bill proposal, unveiled yesterday by Agriculture Secretary Mike
China, producer of half the world's fruit and vegetables, is set to
overtake the Netherlands in the next two to three years to become
the world's third biggest fresh produce exporter in value terms,
predicts a new report...
The sweet tooth hypothesis, that people who prefer sweets eat more
fruit, could be used to develop strategies to boost fruit and veg
intake and tackle obesity, suggests fundamental research from
France and the US.
High fruit and vegetable prices may be linked to childhood obesity,
says the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), although it suggests
that further research is needed in order to confirm the "casual
Powerhouse antioxidants contained in three or more pieces of fruit
and vegetables a day could severely reduce the risk of developing
cancer of the lymphatic system, with broccoli and cabbage showing
particularly strong benefits.