A Greater than Zero Effort for Food Waste

“Over the past decade, we have seen a resurgence in audiobooks and podcasts.  With how busy our daily lives are, it is an easy way to learn something new, enjoy a story, or engage in a community or conversation without much effort.  From Audible to Spotify to Apple Podcasts, there are dozens of different appsContinue reading “A Greater than Zero Effort for Food Waste”

Frozen food remains a hot commodity as pandemic endures

“Frozen food sales continue to outpace the growth of all food items in the grocery store, according to data from IRI and the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA). Total sales of frozen products rose 17.4% from November 2019 to November 2020, with the largest gains of more than 27% posted by the processed poultry,Continue reading “Frozen food remains a hot commodity as pandemic endures”

Antimicrobial Packaging on the Rise Again

Pathogens such as Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella, as well as yeasts and molds, are major concerns and often define food shelf life. Antimicrobial packaging can be used to control microbial growth in packaged food, and given consumer interest in food with fewer preservatives, interest in its use is growing. Antimicrobial packaging is the deliberate incorporationContinue reading “Antimicrobial Packaging on the Rise Again”

Health & Wellness in everyday snack food in the post-Covid era

“Who else is tired of Covid-19? Do you also notice that your brain switches off when the latest Covid-update is on the news? We have been flooded with figures, assumptions, rising and flattening curves, signs of hope, signs of fear. A combination of mental and physical fatigue has kicked in during the second half ofContinue reading “Health & Wellness in everyday snack food in the post-Covid era”

Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021

“Plant-based foods are continuing to top the list of trends in the food and beverage space with chickpeas, global flavors, meat alternatives, non-allergen foods and organic products set to be top priorities for consumers in 2021, according to EHL Ingredients, a UK-based firm. For several years, research has shown that plant-based foods are on theContinue reading “Chickpeas poised to be top ingredient for 2021”

How to eat well in 2021

This year will be marked as a year of continued uncertainty, anxiety and — if you’re like many people — a lot of stress-related eating. There is no need to stress about stress eating, though. As most of us await the arrival of new vaccines and the hope for a more healthful way of living,Continue reading “How to eat well in 2021”

25 Best High-Fiber Snacks to Buy That Keep You Full

Feel fuller longer, improve digestion, and nourish your gut with these high fiber snacks. What is fiber? Dietary fiber is a type of indigestible carbohydrate found in plant food sources. There are two categories of fiber: soluble and insoluble. “Soluble fiber dissolves in water and forms a gel-like consistency, and is beneficial for lowering bloodContinue reading “25 Best High-Fiber Snacks to Buy That Keep You Full”

Nearly 200 companies pledge to halve food waste by 2030

“A coalition of nearly 200 major food suppliers, manufacturers and retailers — including Ahold Delhaize, Walmart, Kroger, Mondelez, Nestlé, and PepsiCo — committed to the 10x20x30 initiative, with the goal cutting their food waste in half by 2030. While General Mills signed up for this initiative, the company separately announced it will reduce its greenhouseContinue reading “Nearly 200 companies pledge to halve food waste by 2030”

Healthy and Flavorful Snacks

This article talks about plant-forward formulations with clean but exciting flavors. “The traditional idea of a “snack” is a between-meal, quick bite that satisfies an urge. But in today’s world, snacking has become much more important. According to a 2011 USDA report, adults average 2.2 snacks per day, more than double from three decades earlier.Continue reading “Healthy and Flavorful Snacks”