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Supplier Innovations and News New microalgae food ingredients Solazyme, Inc.'s AlgaVia Microalgae Food Ingredients use nutrient filled-microalgae to produce new sources of healthier, sustainable ingredients and oils, according to the company. The South San Francisco, Calif.-based company's whole food ingredients include its AlgaVia Whole Algal Flour, a vegan lipid powder. According to the company, it enables the creation of delicious, indulgent-tasting food products with reduced fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and calories. Additionally, the new, healthier fat source allows for the reduction or replacement of dairy fats, oil and egg yolks. Visit: Ganeden and Georgia Nut announce partnership Cleveland-based Ganeden and Georgia Nut, Skokie, Ill., have announced a new partnership. "We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Georgia Nut," said Joe Bradley, sales director of Ganeden. "With a shared commitment to innovative product development, Georgia Nut and Ganeden will be working together by leveraging the processing and packaging capability of Georgia Nut, and the probiotic expertise of Ganeden to create fresh, on-trend probiotic product concepts by means of novel delivery systems." Healthy snacks are a growing food trend. In the United States, snack food sales increased by nearly 30% from 2007 to 2012, according to Mintel. Snacks were always known to be consumed in-between meals, but now consumers' busy lifestyles are turning snacks into mini meals enjoyed on-the-go. A recently released report from Nielsen showed Milne unveils its sweeter side with MicroDried Plus Milne Fruit Products, Prosser, Wash., unveiled a sweet and crunchy version of its MicroDried line at the Natural Products Expo West, held March 5-8 in Anaheim, Calif., with the release of MicroDried Plus - a lightly sweetened fruit ingredient. Made from 100% all-natural fruit, it is available in three fruit varieties - aronia, blueberry and cranberry. The aronia and blueberry will be offered in whole fruit pieces and the cranberry will be available in 72 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® whole and halves. "We wanted to start with three fruits that have great consumer appeal and can complement a variety of commercial products," explained Steve Nugent, director of IQF and MicroDried Sales, Milne. "MicroDried Plus is versatile in that global consumers spent $374 billion annually on snack foods between 2013 and 2014; this is a year-over-year increase of 2%; and although this market is highly competitive, it was noted that products that taste great and offer a health benefit see an instant edge. Visit: Bars are on the rise with almonds that it can elevate the flavor of products while remaining low in calories and fat." With its low water activity and greater bulk density, it is an excellent application for re-baggers, confectioneries, hot and ready-to-eat cereals and long-term storage manufacturers. Additionally, the products are low in sodium, fat and have a minimum twoyear shelf life when stored properly. As consumers continue to seek on-the-go products, snack bars are becoming more popular, according to the Almond Board of California, Modesto, Calif. And when asked in a recent study to create their "ideal bar," consumers chose almonds as their top ingredient. Almonds contain 6 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per 1-oz. serving. Additionally, they may complement a variety of flavor combinations - from sweet to spicy, and deliver a satisfying crunch. To view the study, visit: Visit: Visit: March 24, 2015

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Food Business News - March 24, 2015
Inside General Mills’ new approach to innovation
Nestle pursuing nutrition-based treatment for autism
Dairy Business News - Inclusion innovation: More than a chip or a chunk
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Web Contents
Editorial - Flexibility is needed to meet new opportunities
Kind raising the bar with innovation
McDonald’s to unlock power of local regions
Lancaster Colony acquires flatbread maker
SodaStream going after Keurig
Six forces shaping natural, organic product development
Stevia slow to penetrate confectionery market
C-Suite insight: C.P.G. at a crossroads
Kroger’s Simple Truth sales hit $1.2 billion for year
Private equity firm buys American Beverage Co.
Washington - Dietary Guidelines coming into focus
Market Insight - A `normal’ year for U.S. crops?
Health and Wellness - Shining a health halo over protein
Meat industry criticizes D.G.A.C. recommendation
Ingredient Innovations - Number of proposed pho alternatives widens
Still no timetable for final GRAS rule
Company Profile - Mondelez gaining momentum
New Food Products
Natural Products Expo West/Engredea
Ingredient Market Trends - Millers forecast soft red winter wheat crop at 381 million bus
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - March 24, 2015