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Fermentation of Natural Foods: So Much More Than Kombucha

The fermentation of natural foods is an ancient technique used to create foods such as cheese, sauerkraut, and kimchi, and beverages, including kefir and kombucha. Other fermented drinks and dishes include yogurt, sourdough bread, natto, tempeh, miso, wine, and beer.   When David Rain Wallace, a naturalist and conservationist, suggested that ‘fermentation may have been […]

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The Movement To Natural Beauty Products

Natural beauty is taking over the skincare and cosmetics scene worldwide, with more celebrities and influencers switching to cleaner products every day. This article discusses the driving forces behind green beauty and how to navigate “natural” versus “organic” ingredient lists. We’ll also dive into a few of the biggest organic ingredient trends attracting eco-conscious beauty […]

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Let’s Talk About Ginger, Garlic, and Mustard

Ginger, garlic, and mustard offer rich, aromatic seasoning to a wide range of cuisines in diverse cultures worldwide. These ingredients are synonymous with spicy flavor profiles, and they have numerous health benefits that make them popular additives for medicinal products. In this blog post, we explore the uses and benefits of each of these wonder […]

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How Does Kosher Certification Work?

‘Kosher’, meaning ‘proper’, is a strict set of food consumption and preparation rules observed by Jewish people for thousands of years. It refers to foods prepared in accordance with Bible-specified Jewish dietary laws.   What is Kosher? Non-kosher foods include certain types of meat, fish, poultry, and insects, such as horse, pig, rabbit, stork, owl, […]

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Frozen Desserts: The Popsicle Flavors that will Rule this Summer

What would glorious warm summer days be without the cooling, juicy sweetness of the perennial popsicle? Over two billion of these frozen treats are consumed annually, with cherry the favorite flavor.   A December 2020 survey from GlobalData reported that a growing number of consumers are looking for environmentally and socially responsible brands. In addition, […]

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Looking Into Greener Extraction Methods

For centuries, additives that improve flavor, fragrance, shelf-life, or color have played a significant role in food, beverage, and cosmetics production. While modern technology allows for the synthesis of artificial additives, the current consumer culture is driving the focus toward using flavorings of natural origin. This blog post explores the demand for natural food flavorings, […]

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Why the Superfood Market is Here to Stay

Adding superfoods to your diet is one of the latest global trends influencing our approach to buying, cooking, and consuming healthy food. While the term superfood may be a buzzword, there is credible scientific research into the health benefits of these powerful foods. In this article, we explore a few superfood favorites taking the industry […]

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Natural Substances – Vegan and Vegetarian Foods Are Super Hot

One-third of the US population is actively trying to reduce their meat and dairy consumption1, the meatless Monday movement is an international trend, and the global milk substitute market is projected to expand by over 50% by 20252. More people than ever are experimenting with plant-based meals that are better for their health and the […]

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Vegan vs. Vegetarian – What’s The Difference?

According to the Plant-Based Foods Association, US retail sales of plant-based foods increased by 27% in 2020 alone and are expected to skyrocket as more shoppers adopt a meat-free lifestyle. With so many new approaches to what we eat, how do you distinguish between the different meat-free diets of today? Join us as we explore […]

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How Soya, Nut, Rice, Oat, Hemp and Potato Milk Are Shaping the Future of Dairy Alternatives

For those with lactose intolerance or who prefer a strictly plant-based diet, choosing dairy alternatives is their only alternative to dairy products, apart from complete abstention. In addition, many cutting down on animal products to prioritize plant-based choices also emphasize dairy alternatives, including milk, cheese, yogurt, ice-cream, cream, desserts, and novelty items.   As a […]