5 food and beverage trends spotted at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2017 It was pouring in San Francisco this past weekend, but inside the Moscone Center thousands were dry, happy and psyched to taste the newest gourmet products launching at the Winter Fancy Food Show. Hosted by the Specialty Food Association, this event was… Read more »
We were surprised to open this month’s issue of VegNews Magazine to find a full-spread of energy, protein and snack bars. Redd Bar was included in the list and got rave reviews from the staff at VegNews. It was even named “Staff Fave” because of it’s superior flavor and benefits. Check it out!
DARK CHOCOLATE – Good for your heart, good for your taste buds. What is Dark chocolate? Cultures in Mexico produced chocolate as early as 1900 B.C. Originally, it was consumed as a bitter beverage. The cacao beans were fermented, roasted, and then ground into a paste that was mixed with water and spices like chili peppers… Read more »
YERBA MATE – Strength and euphoria. What is it? Yerba mate comes from a tree that has been utilized and cultivated first by the Guaraní people in South America and in southern Brazil, prior to European colonization. For centuries the leaves have been used in a traditional tea which is still incredibly popular, particularly in Argentina, Bolivia,… Read more »
Low in sugar, high in nutrients. What is it? These small, reddish-purple berries are similar to a cross between a grape and a blueberry, the acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) harvested from tall palm trees found around the Amazon River basin of South America. Why is it a superfood? Acai berries are low in sugar, but contain… Read more »
CHIA SEEDS – A power boost of energy that lasts. What is it? The chia seed is a nutrient dense seed originally grown by the Aztecs and Mayans in Central America. A beverage that mixes chia seeds and lemon has been called the 10,000 year old Red Bull. Chia packs a heavy punch of energy boosting power. The… Read more »
Quinoa -The protein-packed grain. What is it? Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced KEEN-wah. it is basically a “seed” which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain. Why is it a superfood? Quinoa is gluten-free alternative to most other carb-heavy grains. It’s high in protein… Read more »
PUMPKIN SEEDS A complete (and awesome) protein. What is it? Pumpkin seeds—also known as pepitas—are flat, dark green seeds. They are often roasted after being separated from the body of the pumpkin gourd itself. Why is it a superfood? Pumpkin seeds are a special source of hard-to-find minerals like zinc, magnesium and are uniquely packed… Read more »