Botanicals -- nutraceutical ingredients from herbs, seeds, and fruits -- are increasingly interesting to the food industry serving health-conscious consumers demanding nutritive-value added food items.
February's best new food products include a candy and video game fusion from Nestle; shelf-stable chicken breasts from Bumble Bee Foods; flavored oven-roasted peanuts from Diamond Foods Inc,; Newman's Own Organics' breath mints; asian noodles and condiments from Ka-Me; and NutriPals Balanced nutrition bars and drinks from Abbott Laboratories.
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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.