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  • Frozen Foods Hold Greater Potential

    Americans love frozen dinners and entrees for their convenience, are impressed by the recent innovations in ease of preparation and are motivated to purchase new frozen products that look appealing in the store. With variety and healthier alternatives, this category holds greater potential.

    09/01/2006
  • Top 6 Food Processing Trends

    Anticipating and acting on trends can make or break a company. It pays to know which ones are still in the game and which are emerging.

    07/10/2006
  • Ginseng Comeback

    Whatever happened to ginseng? This popular pioneer of functional ingredients was the belle of the good-for-you ball 25 years ago. Ginseng may have faded from the popularity contest point of view, but sales are still strong and it still has a myriad of uses.

    Mark Anthony, Ph.D., Contributing Editor
    06/30/2006
  • Umami Gets a Lot of Publicity

    The fifth basic taste sensation has been getting a lot of publicity lately.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    05/01/2006
  • 2006 Flavor Trends Forecast

    Here, too, health exerts its influence: How about spices that fight cancer, chocolate for heart-health and sweet-hot combos that improve satiety?

    Frances Katz, Senior Technical Editor
    12/20/2005
  • Still No Clear Solutions for Childhood Obesity

    It's been 20 years of steady upward girth inflation for our nation's children, but we've yet to successfully address the critical issue of childhood obesity.

    Kantha Shelke, Ph.D., Contributing Editor
    09/01/2005
  • Thai Food Grows in Popularity

    What is there to not attract people to Thai? The typical Thai dish balances all flavor elements; sweet, astringent, salty, piquant, tart and uomi (meaty); with a surprising lightness and delicacy that makes for a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

    David Feder, R.D., Managing Editor
    04/19/2005
  • Functional Beverage Market Grows Aggressively

    Because of the convenience and pleasure they offer, functional beverages are one of the most aggressive growth segments in the health and wellness foods arena.

    Kantha Shelke, Contributing Editor
    02/25/2005
  • Food Bars Ideal for On-The-Go Consumers

    Breakfast/cereal/snack bars are ideal for on-the-go consumers; and they can mesh well with the new Dietary Guidelines.

    Diane Toops, News and Trends Editor
    02/22/2005
  • What Makes a Snack Good or Bad?

    Editor David Feder, R.D., wrestles with the question of what makes a snack -- and snacking in general -- "good" or "bad."

    David Feder, R.D., Editor
    02/01/2005
  • Expanding the Definition of Snacks

    We once could have defined the four basic food groups of the snack universe as"sugar, salt, fat and fast." That definition is expanding while the boundaries are disappearing.

    John K. Ashby
    01/31/2005
  • Asia's Many Identities

    History, heritage and more are vital to authentic Asian creations

    Robert Danhi
    10/15/2003
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