Emerging Healthful Ingredients for 2017

Pulses, sprouted grains and other plant proteins, superfoods and natural sweeteners should be in your toolbox for next year.

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Consumers are more aware today of how food contributes to health and wellness. They seek nutrient-dense products with ingredients that address heart health, aging, blood sugar control and cancer protection, or at least that contribute to their general health. As the new year dawns, food processors will amping up efforts already under way to formulate with ingredients that have some kind of health halo. Most of these ingredients are found in plant-based foods and botanicals. Chicago's Mintel Group (www.mintel.com) predicts that food and beverage processors will explore a number of plant-based food formulations in 2017, and incorporate more ancient grains, antioxidants,…

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    Consumers are more aware today of how food contributes to health and wellness. They seek nutrient-dense products with ingredients that address heart health, aging, blood sugar control and cancer protection, or at least that contribute to their general health. As the new year dawns, food processors…

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    'Tis the season to be jolly, right? Unwrap the gift of humor by submitting your caption below. Around mid-month, we'll flip the captions around and let you decide once and for all: who's naughty, who's nice, and whose sense of humor reigns supreme. Submitted Captions The Santa Claus new oven…

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