Noni juice is being promoted with more relentlessness worthy of P. T. Barnum. Its antioxidant capacities are certainly there, but are they worth the high price and dubious flavor profile? Some processors may want to take a "Not in My Back Yard" stance.
Will acai be the next pomegranate? Is it time to develop Argentine frozen dinners? Will dark chocolate work on pizza? Here are our predictions for the flavors and ingredients that will be hot this year.
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January's best new food products include Breyers organic ice cream; Anheuser-Busch's new energy drink; spiced shredded cheese from Borden; new spice blends from McCormick; wines from Little Black Dress; and gourmet coffees from Folgers.
Please fill out the Readers' Choice Awards ballot you should have gotten via e-mail on Nov. 20 or 30 - it might be worth $100. If you're a food processor (only) and didn't get one or misplaced it, send an e-mail requesting a ballot to Dave Fusaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We consulted the top experts in consumer and producer research to bring you the latest on the ingredient and product trends that affect your industry. Whether the latest hot antioxidants or the focus on healthy oils and proteins, the "in" ingredients will help attract consumers to better health.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling started a vitamin C revolution, promoting it as a panacea for cancer, heart disease and just about anything that ailed you. Then he died. OK, he was 93, but vitamin C's star quickly faded. Suddenly it's on the brink of a comeback.