April 2007 Issue
Making a case for more aggressive pursuit of sustainable packaging now that bioplastics have caught up to demand.
A cactus for the centuries makes more than tequila - it makes a great natural sweetener with inulin.
A report on new product and ingredient trends from the 2007 Natural Products Expo West / Supply Expo show in Anaheim, Calif.
A "natural" claim for foods is still subject to uncertainty over standards.
While ease of consumption and portability makes it easier to provide nutraceutical ingredients and botanicals through beverages rather than supplements, these ingredients also pose major formulation challenges.
Ingredient suppliers are using technological advances to help beverage makers transform mass market beverages into healthful juice drinks and condition-specific formulations with double and even triple-digit growth.
April's On the Shelf features a product review of Mr. Krisper's Baked Rice Krisps, and information on Attune Yogurt and Granola Wellness Bars, restaurant-quality salad dressings by Sisters ad Brothers, Inc., Extra Virgin Tea Seed Oil, organic whole grain cake mix by Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, and Funster's Mashed Potato Letters.
The gourmet soda market is becoming increasingly popular as the "trading-up" trend sweeps the beverage industry and consumers curb traditional soda consumption and search for healthier, more innovative alternatives.
April's nutraceutical ingredient profiles inlcude roobios extracts, aloe vera, functional protein whey, and drinking chocolate.
What's happening in the world of nutrition and health.
Providing specific nutrition for eye health is becoming increasingly important for an aging population.
Both soy and dairy beverage types are selling briskly based on what they offer consumers. But does one have a leg up on the other?