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Let’s Talk About Labeling

Food labels link you to your customers, and what they say about a product’s contents can sway people towards buying it or leaving it on the shelf. 54% of American shoppers1 say front-of-package food labels, including ingredient highlights and nutritional claims, impact their purchasing habits. Keep reading to discover the differences between ‘clean’, ‘organic’, and […]

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Umami – Why it Matters

Umami is one of the five basic tastes alongside sweet, salty, bitter, and sour, and it makes food more mouthwatering and addictive. Umami is also a functional flavor with many health benefits, and it plays a significant role in human nutrition. Join us as we unpack the nuances of this complex savory flavor and how […]

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Keeping Natural Crackers Fresh

The global savory snacks market is expanding1, giving consumers more healthy cracker options than ever. While adding whole grains and seed oils to an ingredient list may attract health-conscious snackers, it may also decrease the product’s shelf life. Join us as we explore the latest healthy cracker craze and some natural preservative ingredients that can […]

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Is a Healthier Soda a Possibility?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have warned that Americans consume too much sugar, contributing to health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight gain and obesity, kidney disease, and gout.   One of the main culprits in the United States and around the globe is sodas. This popular beverage type is convenient, […]

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Producing Healthier Food Products Using Organic Spices

A trend towards healthier, organic – 100% natural and more environmentally friendly produce has been growing over the past few decades, lately accelerated by the recent pandemic. As a result, consumers look for more natural foods and ingredients grown and produced in more responsible and less harmful ways.   Fresh produce growers and manufacturers take […]

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Baking With Extracts

Extracts are concentrated and flavorful, and you can use them to create rich flavor profiles for baked goods without the processing requirements for using fresh fruit, nuts, herbs, or spices. Keep reading to discover the benefits of using extracts in baking, the difference between an extract and a flavoring, and some of the most popular […]

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How Does Halal Certification Work?

Halal is the Arabic word for permissible – halal food contains no forbidden ingredients and is permitted for consumption under Islamic law. Most Muslim consumers pay careful attention to these religious dietary requirements – with over two billion Muslims worldwide1, offering halal-certified foods, beverages, and cosmetics, may be the key to global expansion.   Halal […]

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How to Avoid Food Fraud and Be Part of the Solution

Food fraud is an age-old practice of presenting and selling misleading, adulterated, counterfeited, or unreported foods and beverages and their ingredients as authentic, genuine in source, and precisely as labeled. It’s been around for a long time, as long as we’ve traded food and drink, and it’s a growing problem.   Beyond deceiving consumers and […]