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Calcium: A Quick Guide to this Nutrient of Concern

Published on Apr 23, 2019 By: George Glass

If there’s one mineral Americans know a lot about, it’s calcium. Thanks to the long-running “Got Milk?” campaign, we know calcium is important for strong bones and that milk contains plenty of it. So why are Americans falling short on this important nutrient? Learn everything you need to know about calcium and the new FDA regulations that affect calcium labeling.

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Tags: nutrition, food labeling


Identifying and Addressing Nutrient Gaps in Popular Diets

Published on Apr 18, 2019 By: George Glass

You might have guessed that popular diets like keto, low FODMAP, and gluten-free can have nutrient gaps. But did you know that even the healthiest of diets—those recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans—can also fall short in nutrients? Here we examine how healthy diets can still have nutrient gaps and which fortifications can make up the difference.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


RDA vs. RDI vs. DV: How Are They Different?

Published on Apr 4, 2019 By: George Glass

There’s RDA, RDI, DV, and more—when it comes to understanding nutrition, it can seem like they’re feeding you alphabet soup! Here we break down the differences among these important nutrient guidelines and see how they impact the nutrition label.

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Tags: nutrition, food labeling


The Nutrition Facts Label: What's New for 2019?

Published on Mar 19, 2019 By: George Glass

Since the FDA unveiled the new nutrition facts label in 2016, there have been a lot of twists and turns for food and beverage manufacturers to follow—ranging from what’s considered an added sugar to when the new labels actually go into effect. Learn about the latest nutrition label news and how to make sure your company is ready for the change.

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Tags: nutrition


Botanicals Are Taking the Beverage Industry by Storm

Published on Mar 14, 2019 By: George Glass

Adding botanicals to beverages is becoming big business! Consumers’ rising interest in natural, healthy beverages with exciting flavors has created an environment perfect for botanical beverages. From lavender coffee to turmeric lemonade to elderflower kombucha, see how manufacturers can use botanicals to give their beverages the “it” factor.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix


The State of the Healthy Snack Market in 2019

Published on Mar 12, 2019 By: George Glass

With nine out of ten Americans snacking multiple times a day,1 snacking has officially become part of the American way of life. But what Americans are choosing for snacks is evolving and disrupting the traditional snack market. From gourmet jerky bars to flax milk yogurt to flavored almond butter squeeze packs, healthy snacks are in high demand. Learn which ingredients, nutrients, and claims are drawing consumers to healthy snacks.

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Top 8 Breakfast Table Trends for 2019

Published on Mar 7, 2019 By: George Glass

Although anything can be eaten at breakfast, traditional foods like cereal, toast, yogurt, eggs, and bacon hold a special place in people's hearts when morning comes. Comfort and familiarity are highly valued at this eating occasion, but consumers’ growing demand for healthy nutrition and convenience means manufacturers have to get creative. Check out this year’s breakfast table trends, which include a fresh focus on plant proteins and whole grains, keto and paleo breakfasts, and flax and chia seeds everywhere!

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Tags: nutrition, food labeling


How to Delight the 'Grab-and-Go' Consumer

Published on Feb 27, 2019 By: George Glass

Today’s on-the-go lifestyles have fundamentally changed how Americans eat. Grab-and-go meals and snacks are a way to meet consumers’ needs for convenience, portability, and nutrition—whether at work, at the gym, or in the car. Learn which types of foods, packaging, and nutritional benefits are attracting the attention of today's grab-and-go consumer. 

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Exploring the Plant-Based Protein Trend for 2019

Published on Feb 25, 2019 By: George Glass

Plant-based product claims increased by a whopping 62% globally between 2013 and 2017, according to Innova Market Insights, with plant-based proteins playing a key role.1 Plant-based proteins have pushed beyond meat and dairy alternatives, vegan nutrition bars, and protein-fortified beverages into mainstream products like chips, pasta, and frozen meals. This year manufacturers can expect to see growth in pea protein-fortified products, as well as the emergence of new proteins like lupin and water lentils.

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Tags: food labeling


Why Sustainable Sourcing Isn't Just a Passing Fad

Published on Feb 20, 2019 By: George Glass

A Nielsen poll of over 30,000 consumers worldwide found that 66% would pay more for products from companies committed to sustainability, up from 55% the year before.1 Consumers are checking a variety of indicators to see if products were sourced sustainability—ranging from organic to recyclable to fair trade. But what exactly is sustainable sourcing and how can it be achieved in a meaningful way? Learn how some major food companies are creating strategies, targets, and frameworks for sustainable sourcing that promise to take the food industry to the next level.

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Tags: Custom Nutrient Premix