Monthly Archives: February 2014

On Trend Grains

grains What are some of the best grains to include in your brown bag lunch or as a hearty side for lunch or dinner? Or even to replace your typical breakfast cereals? Well, here is our guide to some of the best examples of nutrient rich grains and seeds; all rich in complex whole grain carbohydrates which are much more nutritious, full of fiber and help keep blood sugar stable.

Cookie Trends

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There’s no two ways about it: cookies are a beloved household staple in America. With sales increasing by nearly 5 percent for two consecutive years, the cookie and cookie bar category now accounts for more than $7 billion in annual sales and is estimated to grow to a total of $8.3 billion by 2017, according to research firm Mintel International.

How to Define “Local” Foods

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How would you define what makes a food “local?” And what do you think consumers’ expectations are from companies marketing and merchandising local foods? Given the confusion around just the definition, these are pretty interesting and important questions!

A Brief History of Chocolate

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Did you know that chocolate as a food can be traced back all the way until Pre-Columbian times? The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America. The Mayans and Aztecs mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink.

The History of Popcorn

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Popcorn has been around for much longer than many people think. Its history can be traced back to as early as 4700 B.C, where it was first cultivated by the people living in what is now Peru.