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The leading natural food trends of 2015 From premium faux cheese to turmeric teas, new products in the natural channel are creating demand BOULDER, COLO. - Topping the list of natural food trends are "super-herbs," artisanal alternatives and sustainable packaging. The Sterling-Rice Group, a Boulder-based consulting firm, collected expertise from food industry experts, publications and trade shows to identify nine emerging trends within the segment. "We already have a glutenfree or vegan or extra healthful version of pretty much everything, and we have a drink for every function, and so it's within this context of a pretty developed market that it's exciting to see still some new things coming out," Kara Nielsen, culinary director at Sterling-Rice Group, told Food Business News. "A lot of it is all somewhat familiar, so you have to look a little harder to recognize what's new and different. We're not going to see many earth-shaking things; it's more these subtle shifts and maturations by category and topic." Products launching in the natural channel offer new and revitalized sources of daily nutrition and ingredients linked with stress management and disease prevention. "We're also seeing freefrom foods are getting tastier and a little more artisan," Ms. Nielsen said. "They're using more real food ingredients and less hyper-processed ones." As natural and organic products move further into the mainstream, the trends are more relevant to the food and beverage industry as a whole, Ms. Nielsen said. 12 FOODBUSINESS NEWS ® "The natural market space isn't only the natural channel but also has a considerable and growing footprint in the conventional grocery channel as well," she said. "I do expect we will see these continue to grow in both of those two channels, although probably within the natural aisle in conventional." Greens Burger is made with organic grains, vegetables and spices with 6 grams of protein per serving. Milk makeover Despite the popularity of dairy alternatives in the marketplace, companies continue Powder power Please pass the broccoli sprouts? New freeze-dried fruit and vegetable powders from Super Sprout may be shaken on any dish to deliver a dose of nutrition in a convenient format. "We're seeing supplements Hemp is hot Say hello to hemp seeds. Packed with protein and essential oils, the health ingredient du jour is being formulated into bars, beverages, burgers and nut butters. "Hemp has been repositioned as new products are pushing the protein of hemp seeds over the omegas," Ms. Nielsen said. Made with organic fruits, nuts, hemp protein powder and hemp seeds, Evo Hemp snack bars are vegan, paleofriendly and gluten-free. Each bar has 7 or 8 grams of protein. Hilary's Eat Well Hemp & fairlife ultra-filtered milk has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium and half the sugar of conventional milk. to innovate on the refrigerator staple. New optimized dairy products include fairlife ultra-filtered milk, which has 50% more protein, 30% more calcium and half the sugar of conventional milk; and a2 Milk, which has a different protein structure than traditional cows' milk that is easier to digest, according to the company. "This idea about refashioning milk is really part of a larger trend to 'milk' all of the nutrients we can out of the raw ingredients in our diet," Ms. Nielsen said. "We're always trying to get the most protein and antioxidants out of everything. Milk is no different." turn into something that may be sitting on your table and looked more at like food," Ms. Nielsen said. "A condiment with nutrition." A similar product line from Kickers adds fruit flavor to oatmeal, pancakes, cereal or yogurt. Available in such flavors as apple cinnamon and chocolate peanut butter banana, the powdered fruit June 16, 2015

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Food Business News - June 16, 2015
Wet weather affecting grain and oilseed markets
WhiteWave to acquire Vega Foods
Dairy Business News - Making salty cheese with less sodium
Table of Contents
Web Contents
Editorial - Expo Milano focuses on food science
The leading natural food trends of 2015
Wal-Mart building an ‘omnichannel’ presence
B&G Foods has big plans for Bear Creek soup brand
With charges, Smucker swings to loss
Smucker seeks growth with healthy innovation
Campbell to acquire fresh salsa maker
Hughes out as Boulder Brands c.e.o.
Private equity firm buys PopCorners brand
Subway commits to ingredient improvements
Washington - Resistance is futile
Health and Wellness - Clean label and the 'trust factor'
Ingredient Innovations - Pace picks up for pea protein power
Pick your plant-based protein
I.F.F. to stress flavors for protein sources
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - House votes to repeal COOL
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

Food Business News - June 16, 2015