Flavor of the Month – Pesto Spice Blend, Natural

Oleoresin Pesto Spice Blend, Natural – Item Code 3420  December's Flavor of the Month is Pesto!   Derived from the Genoese verb pestâ, which means “to crush,” pesto is a sauce that traditionally consists of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, olive oil, and hard cheese such as Parmesan or …

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Ask the Expert — USDA Certified Organic Flavors 101

Overview The popularity of organic food products has been on the rise since the early 2000s. Consumers became aware of the purported health benefits of organic products, as well as the lessened environmental impact that comes with producing food organically. Following this trend, USDA organic flavors began to appear in …

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Market Trends – Functional Ingredients

Introduction  Food and beverages fortified with functional ingredients are experiencing increased demand as consumers want products that target specific health needs. The current global pandemic has accelerated demand for such products. Functional Ingredients are ingredients that may provide health benefits outside of the basic nutrition inherent in the …

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Ask the Expert — Flavoring Nutritional Products

In today’s marketplace, the modern consumer has both an increased awareness of and demand for nutritional food and beverage products. Adding functional ingredients to consumables is one way that manufacturers are meeting this demand.  Examples of these ingredients include proteins, botanicals, vitamins & minerals, natural sweeteners, caffeine, amino acids, and preservatives.  These ingredients are utilized in a …

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Market Report Winter 2020

Download the Winter 2020 Market Report Rob's Crystal Ball An Oleoresin Market Report Introduction  In our last report, the Covid-19 pandemic took center stage in almost every aspect of spice supply chains. While we all know that the weather ultimately rules the day, pandemic second-wave concerns continue to keep us on our toes. Staying ahead of all kinds of …

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Flavor of the Month – Organic Pineapple

October's Flavor of the Month is Organic Pineapple Type (G616763). While the food and beverage industry is certainly dynamic, there are flavors that withstand the test of time. Pineapple, despite being viewed as an exotic flavor only 100 years ago, is now considered to be a classic favorite. This summer (2020), pineapple earned its place on the list …

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Flavor(s) of the Month – Mangosteen, Jackfruit, and Passionfruit

Demand for plant-based proteins is increasing as Americans focus on the quantity and quality of the protein that they consume. According to investment firm UBS, growth of plant-based protein and meat alternatives is projected to increase from $4.6 billion in 2018, to $85 billion in 2030. However, there are challenges inherent to the flavor profile of plant-based protein products such …

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Market Trends – Flavored Cheese Pt. 2, Flavor Trends

Introduction  With health being a top concern amongst Americans, cheese is presented with both an opportunity and challenge when it comes to sales. Cheese has historically been viewed as a high-fat/unhealthy food in the past. However, recent shifts in attitudes towards dieting such as low-carb and high-protein have …

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