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Daily Insight: Rise of Gelato



What is Gelato

Gelato is a combination of whole milk, eggs, sugar, and natural flavoring, usually fresh fruit and sugar. It is similar to ice cream, but lower in fat (ice cream tends to be 10% to 20% fat, while gelato is 8% or less). Gelato is softer and has more intense fruit flavors; like a sorbet, but more creamy, like ice cream. You can let inspiration come from what’s in season: you’ll get the most flavor out of your fruits, thus from your gelato.



Gelato di Crema – The base
2 ½ cups 5% fat cooking cream or any kind of milk you like
5 egg yolks
½ cup granulated sugar
Heat the cream (or milk) until it is beginning to bubble, then cool slightly. Watch it closely if you don’t want to make a big mess because cream and milk reach their boiling point very suddenly.
In a large heatproof bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and creamy (about 2 minutes at medium speed). Beat the cooling cream very slowly into the eggs to warm the mixture graduallly.

Put the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water and stir with a wooden spoon until the custard just coats the back of the spoon.
Remove the bowl from the pan and let it cool.

Blend your cooled custard base with the fruit purees (except 1/3 cup cherry puree reserved for the ripple). At this point, you can add 2 tablespoons of any alcohol you think would taste good with your flavors . It’ll help keep your gelato more scoopable.
Pour your fruit custard into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Stop the machine when the gelato is almost firm.



  1. Lower Calories than Ice-cream  Gelato has less fat (6 to 8%) compared to american ice cream (10 to 16 or even 18%). Also the overrun (amount of air injected into the product) is lower (25/35% vs 70/100%).
  2. Flavour: Gelato having lesser fat, provides with much more scope to enjoy the added flavours and fruits and nuts, which is not in case of ice cream.
  3. Wholesome




The main difference is that gelato is a healthy alternative to ice cream, having less than half the fat. Ice cream can contain up to 22% fat. Mauro’s gelato contains between 0% and 8% fat.

Another difference is that ice cream is generally produced using a limited number of ingredients, Mauro can make gelato out of anything, from avocados to dried fruit to yams to hazelnuts. Just ask him and he will show you how he does it.



Entrepreneurship Magazine suggested gelato was "one of the top 10 trends of the next decade". S o when done right, gelato is extremely popular. While ice cream is still 87% of the category according to the National Dairy Association, gelato is experiencing the fastest growth.

Noticeable companies which have launched new Gelato products or planning to launch are:



Positioning: Innovation and Flavours


Luxuriously creamy-tasting Vanilla Bean Gelato made with fine Madagascan Bourbon Vanilla and 100% farm fresh sheep milk from New Zealand.

Experience the fresh, sweet aroma and velvety mouth feel that will leave you craving more.


This delicious Dark Chocolate Gelato is made with high quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa) and 100% farm fresh sheep milk from New Zealand.

Experience the brooding sophistication, depth of flavour and luxuriously velvety mouth feel that is quite unlike any gelato you will have ever tried.



Positioning: Organic and GMO free


The first artisanal Gelato sold in jars. Made in Italy with 100% natural ingredients & gluten-free. Official supporter of Johanna Konta

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Talenti is an American brand of gelato and sorbet, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Talenti is named after Bernardo Buontalenti, who is credited with inventing gelato

We use only the good stuff. The right stuff. We start with fresh milk, straight from the farm, and fine, pure cane sugar–absolutely never high-fructose corn syrup. We hand-pour the sugar from large sacks, blend in the milk and add the finest ingredients sourced from all around the world to craft our 33 flavors of gelato and sorbetto.


 Gelato Petrini is the result of tanto amore e passione (a lot of love and passion), a common appreciation for decadent desserts, shared family values, a spoonful of hard work and tons of fun!

In 2011, the Cohens, a family of gelato enthusiasts, joined forces with Chef Mauro Petrini, a well-known and skilled gelatiere with a laboratorio in Boca Raton, Florida, to create Gelato Petrini. Fold in the uniquely skilled talents of the rest of the Gelato Petrini team and an authentic Italian gelato manufacturing company is the result.


  • Mocha
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fig and Honey
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Almond Joy
  • Sea Salt Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Pistachio
  • Rose Petal
  • Creamsicle
  • Maple Walnut
  • Rum Raisin
  • Amaretto
  • Tiramisu’
  • Butter Pecan
  • Banana Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Caramel Cookies Crunch
  • Mango Cream
  • Limoncello
  • Crema
  • Millefoglie
  • Stracciatella
  • Dulce de Leche
  • Vanilla Bean
  • Fior di Latte
  • Cookies and Cream
  • NY Cheese Cake
  • Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Panna Cotta
  • White Chocolate
  • Gingerbread
  • Buckeye
  • Crème Chantilly
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Strawberry and Cream
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Cassata Siciliana
  • Apple Pie
  • Cinnamon
  • Cappuccino
  • Zabaglione (Egg Nog)
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Orange
  • Guinness and Chocolate
  • Guava and Cream Cheese
  • Green Tea
  • Chai Tea
  • Lavender
  • Thai Tea
  • Black Raspberry Chip
  • Biscotti




If you’re someone who prefers their chocolate with chocolate, we have a gelato for you. And then some. We’ve partnered with craft chocolate maker TCHO® to make a 70% dark chocolate gelato using their sustainably sourced cocoa. Because we make our gelato the Farmstyle way with buttermilk, it’s extra rich and creamy. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ve added thick chocolate fudge and topped it with pieces of pure dark chocolate.

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Vixen Kitchen

Vixen Kitchen Premium Vegan Gelato is a labor of love inspired by my two girls Gigi and Lola. Like most kids, they love sweets. The problem came when I went to read the labels of some of their favorite treats. They were filled with junk created in a chemistry lab instead of a kitchen. So I created this gourmet vegan gelato that I’m confident will satisfy their cravings and my high standards-It’s both delicious and nutritious. It can be enjoyed daily without guilt and its 100% organic! The best part is it’s filled with simple wholesome ingredients even a six-year-old can pronounce. I have created a dessert that tastes amazing, but has the nutritional profile of a super food-densely loaded with minerals, vitamins and healthy fats. Try it for yourself and be amazed!


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Daily Insight: Enjoy healthy black magic through activated charcoal



Black is the latest green in the market of health drinks. Activated charcoal is considered to be most consumed drink across the globe. Carbon (wood, coconut shells and wood) burnt at a specific high temperature removes oxygen and its consumption removes toxic constants from the body. Consequently, it improves the digestive system as neurotoxins, pesticides and breathing molds are removed. Ironically, it is not a new discovery as activated charcoal was previously consumed but indirectly through Brita water. Moreover, the beauty products are loathed with the usage of activated charcoal but its cleanest form is latest entrant to the health drinks list.

Processed foods and environmental pollution enables the body to absorb toxic materials and it is necessary for people especially from urban areas to use detoxing techniques that sustains body health. Obesity, gas, bad breath, body odor and skin ailments are all tackled by activate charcoal as it battles the bad health and improves the functionality of body for better living.

To access the benefits of charcoal, there is a drink named as Black Magic produced by Project Juice. It helps in regulating oxygen inside your body and the touch of lemon, raw agaye and cayenne combines to develop a delicious taste. Luli Tonix is another product that is famous for detox, cleansing and healing process of body. It contains activated charcoal as the main ingredient and can be consumed without side effects. Juice generation is another company that has launched a series of flavors containing activated charcoal. It includes almond protein milk, aloe verde, citrus super c, coco water, daily detox, get ur green on, 6-pack etc. These are must try products for individuals that aren’t prescribed to avoid supplements.

Activated Charcoal based products are not limited to drinks but accross personal beauty segment.  In the below list we highlight some of the top innovative products across different categories.




The Black is the world's first " Functional- Water " with activated carbon . It acts as an anti -aging and Detoxelexier , since the activated carbon acts by adsorption as a natural magnet for toxins . The pollutants are deposited on the coal and be channeled out of the body . Beauty yourself!

Filtered drinking water , activated carbon , emulsifiers carrageenan , gellan

Website: Oschätzchen.com



Facentials Activated Charcoal Cleanser

Activated Charcoal and Green Tea Extract Facial Cleanser by Facentials Skin Care.

Removes Blackheads and Revives Clogged pores with a Rejuvenating Blend of Organic Extracts. Non-Abrasive Facial Exfoliator and Makeup Remover Suitable for All Skin Types.
Get the Soft, Glowing Skin You Love. No Sulfates, Dyes, SLS, or Parabens. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

Website: http://facentials.com/



Clear Improvement®


Nature's complexion clean-up crew clears the way for skin to act its best. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers, White China Clay absorbs environmental toxins, Lecithin dissolves impurities. Skin looks clear, feels perfectly pure.

Website: https://www.origins.com



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Luli BLACK MAGIC: Activated Charcoal Elixir

Come on over to the dark side and meet Black Magic: Our (completely addictive) Activated Charcoal based zesty lemon detox and purification elixir.Activated Charcoal is one of the most badass absorptive and adsorptive agents known, able to extract and neutralize thousands of times it’s own weight in gases, heavy metals, toxins, poisons and other chemicals that we don't want loitering around inside us.

It's a great agent for detox, cleansing and assisting the healing process of the body, preventing/helping hangovers,helping with intestinal issues/food poisoning/gases, and (for us), we feel like it makes us feel sharp and focused, and really helps when we feel sluggish.

Serious YUM:

This zesty lemon tonic tastes like summer, with a twist. Refreshing, energizing, alkalizing, not too sweet but just sweet enough. Detox has never been so fun.

It’s delicious, zesty, refreshing, alkalizing, a definite conversation starter, and the sexiest looking tall drink-of-anything we’ve seen in quite some time.

So jump on in, the water's fine...

Websitse: http://lulitonix.com/




Organika Activated Charcoal

Vegetable Charcoal, aka Carbo vegetabilis, helps to eliminate toxin buildup from the body.


  • Activated form for improved toxin trapping abilities.
  • Sourced from Beech Wood

Website: http://organika.com



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Brief is a series of natural cosmetics based on a charcoal from Bieszczady mountains.

Currently the series contains of four soaps and a soap stick with a characteristic grey colour coming from the main component. Our task was to design the packaging so that it would communicate: strength, naturalness, masculinity and active life.

We decided to use black and characteristic typography, which makes for an impactful packaging. Letter 'W' in the brand’s logo refers to a mountain shape - another interpratation can also be a canine giving the mark some edge. An important element for the line is also a signet with a feather element and geographical coordinates showing where the important ingredient - Bieszczady charcoal - comes from.

Website: http://www.zewformen.com/collection/






Purify your skin with our Activated Charcoal Detox Scrub! Mineral rich dead sea salt, activated charcoal and coconut oil bring you clear, firm, and glowing skin - naturally.

  • dead sea salt - mineral rich salts increase circulation, nourish skin, and restore balance and tone - rejuvenating both inner and outer layers while gently sloughing away dead dull skin cells
  • activated charcoal (from bamboo) - purifies, detoxifies, and deep cleans pores while smoothing skin's surface and reducing inflammation
  • organic coconut oil - skin softening and moisturizing as well as rich in proteins that aid in skin repair and renewal and cellular regeneration
  • organic essential oils - a synergistic and skin supportive blend of geranium, lemongrass, and tea tree improve skin tone, balance oil production, and provide uplifting aroma therapeutic benefits

We recommend using 2 - 3 times a week for best results. Packaged in a reusable glass jar

Website: http://littleseedfarm.com/shop/activated-charcoal-sea-salt-scrub-detox-coconut-oil



Warpaint Natural Teeth Whitener + Eco Toothbrush

Warpaint Natural Teeth Whitener

Warpaint takes a holistic approach to oral health without any chemicals or additives. With carefully selected 100% natural ingredients, Warpaint and polishes teeth, strengthens enamel and detoxifies your mouth

Website : http://www.ukwarpaint.com/




The Guv’ner has come to us fresh from the LUSH kitchens- and it’s our strongest, most effective deodorant yet. An odor-busting blend of sage, lavender and patchouli in a super absorbent charcoal and lycopodium base, The Guv’ner was created by the boys (or more specifically, by LUSH co-founder Mark) for the boys. Odor simply doesn’t get past this powerful blend. Mark even personally tested it every day for months. His conclusion? The Guv’ner is top dog!

Website: http://www.lushusa.com/Guv'ner/03623,en_US,pd.html



Sort of Coal Kuro Shampoo

Sort of Coal is a pioneering Danish company that specializes in producing beautiful and functional White Charcoal products that naturally purify the air, water and body. With White Charcoal as a central element in all of their products, they combine traditional Japanese craftsmanship with functional Danish design. - White Charcoal contains more than 90 percent pure carbon and has a powerful ability to absorb due to its extremely porous surface. It is at the heart of centuries old Asian traditions surrounding well-being and purification. - Sort Of Coal products have an efficient, waste-free lifecycle. Cross-cutting the wood to make White Charcoal is done in a thoughtful way such that the forests are restored rather than destroyed. And when you need to dispose of it, White Charcoal can be used as an excellent fertilizer. White Charcoal is made from wood, but differs from regular charcoal in just about every other way. To produce the white charcoal used, the highest quality branches are individually selected from slow growing, hard wood trees in the mountain forests of Japan and Korea. These forests are maintained by craftsmen who harvest from them in such a way that new branches are encouraged to grow. These new branches absorb higher levels of CO2 than their predecessors, giving greater benefit to the surrounding environment and providing a plentiful harvest for the craftsmen. The natural minerals that the trees absorb as they grow are captured inside the White Charcoal, imparting it with its purifying/detoxifying effects. Formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic Dyes - Petrochemicals - Animal Testing - GMOs





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Daily Insight: Yacon – Benefits and Properties

Do you have problems related to sugar levels in blood, obesity, malfunctioning liver, bad cholesterol and weak digestive system? If yes, then there is a solution for you that will not only resolve the aforementioned issues but also strengthen the immune system; the resolution lies in the usage of Yacon or Smallanthus sonchifolius!

Yacon is a plant that is mainly cultivated in South America especially Northern Andes that is primarily a part of Argentina and Colombia. It is a product that is widely used across the globe as a substitute for sugar in eatables. It is consumed in two basic forms; syrup and powder. However, the root of Yacon can be eaten raw just like potato. Initially, the product wasn’t grown outside Australia and New Zealand but its benefits have lured Japanese, Chinese and South Korean to commence its cultivation.

Potassium is found in abundance in Yacon. It is a vasodilator causing blood vessels to relax and lessen strain on the cardiovascular system. Body cells and tissues also receive better regulation of fluid in them which helps in balancing and enhancing concentration levels. Yacon also keeps cholesterol in check and reduces the chances of diabetes. It minimizes the bad cholesterol levels in the body that assists in reducing the problems related to heart. In addition to that, obesity can also be controlled with Yacon, since its consumption can proliferate the process of weight loss. The essence of Yacon consumption is very filling but contains lower level of calories that helps in reducing weight. Other problems that can be avoided with the usage of Yacon include cancer and liver diseases.

Although it is a very beneficial item to consume, it can still contain some allergic reactions attached to it so it shouldn’t be consumed without the prescription of a specialist.

View Products that use Yacon Here





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Daily Insight: Matcha – Japan’s secret to success!



If you go by the literal meaning of Matcha, it means ‘powdered tea’. In green tea, the component of leaves are infused in the water and then discarded but in Matcha, actual leaves are consumed. It is widely used in Japan and traditionally glamorized there for hundreds of years. Matcha has antioxidants that prevent the molecules and compounds from aging, keeping the user look younger than their peers. It boosts metabolism and burns extra calories; detoxifies the body naturally without any side effects. It can be used in a state of distress to calm the mind and increase the focus on work. It contains vitamin C, chromium, zinc, selenium and magnesium that prevents several diseases especially the problem of high cholesterol and diabetes.

Three famous products that use Matcha as an ingredient include Teapigs Match Green Tea Drink, Of The Earth ‘Power of Green’ Superfood Cereal Pot and Rebel Kitchen Matcha Green Tea Coconut Mylk. These products might seem to be like tea but they aren’t tea specifically. First product comes in a variety of flavors mainly apple, grapefruit and elderflower. These are actually juices that are majorly consumed by athletes who need instant energy. Second product, Superfood Cereal Pot is a substitute for cereal that is consumed in the morning or whenever someone runs out of usual food. It contains lucuma (a new Peruvian superfood powder), coconut blossom nectar, spirulina and barley grass powder. All these ingredients along with Matcha are healthy and help the body gain some extra energy. Third product is a coconut milk that can be consumed by anyone and it contains Matcha as an ingredient which is a plus point for any consumer. So try these products and get multiple benefits presented in one pack.





















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Daily Insight: Coconut Ingredient Becoming Popular in Personal Care Products



Vatika Jasmine Non-Sticky Coconut Hair Oil to provide nourishment of coconut oil, jasmine extracts and silicon oil to restore moisture balance

Dabur India Ltd, the leading player in natural hair care products in India has introduced Vatika Jasmine Non-Sticky Coconut Hair Oil, formulated with coconut oil, jasmine extracts and silicon oil. The product is said to help control frizz and offer smooth, manageable hair. The Non-Sticky Hair Oil has been developed after extensive R&D and has a special formulation that makes it pleasant to the senses and gives smooth & manageable hair. The packaging brings across the freshness & naturalness of the brand. It will be available in a transparent bottle that is fresh green in colour along with a green flip- flap cap. The bottle has been specially designed for consumer handling convenience.

Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil provides natural nourishment to your hair, giving it body & radiance while taking care of the critical balance of nutrients. Unlike ordinary coconut oil, Vatika's coconut oil is enriched with the goodness of 8 time-tested herbs. They work magic on your hair, giving your hair & scalp complete nourishment for that problem free, healthy crowning glory.

The new improved formulation of Vatika Enriched Coconut Hair Oil is proven to be better than ordinary coconut oil in 4 ways:
- It makes hair Stronger
- Hair become Thicker
- It makes hair Shinier
- Better Dandruff Control



Apply regularly on scalp & hair
For best results, massage &
leave it on overnight


8 Magical Ingredients

Triphala, Brahmi, Henna, Neem,
Lemon, Rosemary Oil, Kapurkachri,
Soya Extracts


About Dabur India
Dabur India Limited is one of the leading FMCG companies in India. Building on a legacy of quality and experience for over 130 years, Dabur is today India´s most trusted name and the world´s largest Ayurvedic and Natural Health Care Company. Dabur India´s FMCG portfolio includes five flagship brands with distinct brand identities: Dabur as the master brand for natural healthcare products, Vatika for premium personal care, Hajmola for digestives, Réal for fruit-based drinks and Fem for fairness bleaches & skin care. www.dabur.com






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Daily Insight: Tata Tea Fusion – First of its kind format


Tata Global Beverages has introduced Tata Tea Fusion, a first of its kind format that features two different tea leaves in one pack, allowing the consumers freedom of choice to mix and blend them as per their own preference. The brand comes in two variants: Tata Tea Fusion Assam Tea & Kenyan Tea enhancer; and Tata Tea Fusion Assam Tea & Green Tea enhancer. The product is available in jar format as well as flexible pouch format, each having two different compartments to separate the two different tea types. Finest Assam Tea & Kenyan Tea offers the finest Assam tea that gives a strong cup; and Kenyan tea which adds a golden glow, the trademark of a great cup of tea. Finest Assam Tea & Kenyan Tea offers the finest Assam tea that gives a strong cup; and green tea with all its health benefits.



About Tata Global Beverages
Tata Global Beverages is the 2nd largest player in branded tea in the world. It focusses on branded natural beverages — tea, coffee and water. Its portfolio of brands includes Tata Tea, Tetley, Jemča, Vitax, Eight O’Clock Coffee, Himalayan, Grand Coffee and Joekels. The business has diversified and expanded significantly over the last decade, with the company now employing approximately 3,000 people, and having a significant brand presence in 40 countries worldwide. It is an active member of Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). Tata Global Beverages has a joint venture with Starbucks called Tata Starbucks Limited, to own and operate Starbucks cafés in India. The Company also has a joint venture with PepsiCo called NourishCo, which produces non-carbonated ready-to-drink beverages that focus on health and enhanced wellness. NourishCo produces and markets Tata Water Plus — India’s first nutrient water, and Tata Gluco Plus — a healthy, glucose-based flavoured drink.










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Daily Insight: Gluten-free cereals: A way into the future





Obesity is expanding at an exponential rate; improper diet coupled with zero physical activity in the routine of majority individuals are the main reasons for the rapid spread of obesity across the globe. It comes with several diseases and some of them are lethal in nature so people are changing their eatables and looking for gluten-free food so that they don’t fall victim to obesity and other health related issues.


Companies have responded slowly to the trend but there has been a major shift in the production patterns. Kellogg has responded to the changing demands and introduced a gluten-free cereal, Rice Krispies, that rocked the market and sky-rocketed the sales of the company in short tenure. The CEO of Kellogg, John Byrant, stated that the company witnessed a massive downturn in the sales of the cereals in the recent past but Rice Krispies has revived the revenue which shows a serious demand for gluten-free products.





General Mills is another stakeholder that produces breakfast cereals. They also foresaw the decline in the demand for normal cereals and followed the suit of Kellogg by introducing their two gluten-free cereals named Chex and Chex Oatmeal. Company didn’t stop there and went on to introduce gluten-free Cheerios brand in five different flavors. Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for US at General Mills, Jeff Harmening, claimed that 50 percent production of cereals at General Mills can easily be labelled as gluten-free and company is looking forward to strengthen that percentage in the following year by addition of more variety in the product line.






Introducing the World’s First Organic Fruit & Vegetable Cereals for Kids! Bitsy's Brainfood Gluten Free Banana Squash Squares

Organic crispy, crunchy, lightly sweetend squares. Gluten Free! Packed with a light banana flavor, organic bananas, veggies, nutrition, and fun!





Sweet Sensations by the Spoonful!

Van's has launched a line of Gluten Free Cereals.  The latest arrival is Cocoa Sensation.

Packed with 17g of nutrient-dense whole grains and 6g of fiber per serving, our new gluten free Cocoa Sensation™ cereal brings you crunchy, chocolatey deliciousness one spoonful at a time. Pour yourself a bowl for a sweet and sensible start to the day!






Dove's Farm Gluten Free Fibre Flakes

Fibre Flakes are made from sun ripened Italian organic rice and maize, which are steamed and toasted together to make these delicious and sustaining breakfast flakes.

This 300g pack is high in bran and low in fat, making it an ideal breakfast cereal for those following special diets.






Mom's Best Cereals Crispy Cocoa Rice

Chocolate flavored crisp rice cereal for a healthy and delicious breakfast.

Say yes to the best! Free of artificial flavors or preservatives. No hydrogenated oils. No high fructose corn syrup.

-Low in fat
-Naturally cholesterol free
-0g trans fat per serving
-Gluten free






Cocomama Quinoa Cereal-Orange Cranberry Muffin

Plump cranberries, fresh orange juice and a hint of honey make our Orange Cranberry Quinoa Cereal perfectly sweet, subtly tart, and wonderfully refreshing. Each spoonful is like taking a bite out of an orange cranberry muffin, but it won’t give you a muffin top. Power packed with protein and fiber from white and red quinoa, our cereal is a perfect as a start to your day, or an anytime pick-me-up.





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Daily Insight: Shallow future for soda-beverages opens new soda-free domains for marketers




Consumers are making informative decisions and the example can be witnessed in Philadelphia where the consumption of soda from 2007 to 2013 declined by 24 percent, with an overall decrease of 20 percent for all age groups. The soda tax that is debated amongst the government authorities for the past five years has informed the consumers that there is something significantly wrong in the consumption especially considering that obesity is one of the major problems across the globe.


Schools are banning the sales of sugary beverages in cafeteria and companies are already witnessing a strong vendetta against the consumption of soda; lowering the turnover, if the tax is imposed it will double the blow and probably diminish the soda market. Small testing phase in Berkley where tax on soda products was imposed witnessed a rise in the retail prices of the products making them infamous amongst public.


On the other hand, the decline in soda consumption beverages has opened the market for other products that don’t used sugar as the main component. Water is one product line that has witnessed hike in the recent times and ice tea is another. Coca Cola and Pepsi are investing in these products to counter the downturn in the sales of sugary beverages. Coca Cola came up with Dasani, Vitamin water zero, Smart water and Dasani plus. Pepsi responded with the launch of Acquafina. In Iced tea category, Coca cola is busy in the production of Gold Peak, Fuze and Honest whereas Pepsi is investing heavily in Lipton ice tea. So, beverage producers can witness one domain’s narrow future but that has opened a regime for a barrage of new innovative beverages that can hit the ground running.











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Daily Insight: Sweet Heat – Sizzle with a flare of sweet and a touch of spice



Sometimes people can’t decide what they want. In the recent past, sweet-sour combination was probably found in books because no dish or recipe of that sort existed that provided a flare of both tastes at once. However, the trends are changing and people are mixing it to come up with different recipes that are both sweet and spicy at the same time. Some like it sweet and some go for hot; now you can have two in one.

Technomic’s Menu Monitor data clarifies that spicy flavors are rapidly demanded and food producers are multiplying the production of spicy products to cater the exponential demand of sweet spicy products. Mariano Gascon, Senior Technical Director for New Products and Innovation at Gold Coast Ingredients Inc., stated that compared to the data in 2011, more consumers are accepting the fact that they prefer sweet spicy flavors in all food categories; be it a candy, ice cream or desert, people love the taste of sweet heat.





Spicy snack lovers must be aware of the product Germack Sweet & Spicy Castachio Nuts. The flavor is delicious; mixed with salted nuts, moderate spice and light sweet enables the taste to develop a unique spicy nut blend. Everyone should try this at once!




Most of you will be aware of Jalapeno and its sweet taste but the addition of a little spice brings a completely different experience for the customers; Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno, a product of Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Potato Chips is one of the most sizzling flavors of chips.





Spicy Sweet Chili Flavored Tortilla Chips, a product of Doritos, is another new entrant in the market that has shaken the traditional flavor of snacks and caused a twisty shift in the revenues. Trying this product is a must!







Nature Valley Sweet & Spicy Chili Dark Chocolate Bars offer a perfect balance of savory nuts, sweet granola, dark chocolate and a kick of chili!







Deep River Snacks Peach Habañero Tortilla Chips
Can your taste buds handle this exciting combination of sweet peach and spicy habanero peppers? This is an intense full-flavor experience crafted with simple ingredients like Organic Whole Grain Yellow Corn and Sunflower Oil.







Angie's BOOMCHICKPOP Sweet & Spicy Popcorn

This deliciousness combines garlic, cayenne, cumin and paprika for a zippy, yet slightly sweet, hurts-so-good kind of snack. It’s a favorite for bold-flavor lovers like yourself. It’s a popcorn fiesta and you’re invited. Party on.

Ingredients: Popcorn, Sunflower Oil, Dried Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Garlic Powder, Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin.

Spice that’s food-approved. Almost like the start of a good spice cabinet.






SUNCHIPS Sweet & Spicy BBQ Flavored Multigrain Snacks
a unique combination of sweet and heat that will have your taste buds happily confused!







Good Earth Sweet & Spicy Caffeine Free Herbal Tea
Is there anything better than when opposites attract? The master blenders behind Sweet & Spicy ® don’t seem to think so. Bursts of sweet orange tangle with spicy cinnamon in a naturally caffeine free Rooibos red tea infusion.






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Daily Insight: Consume Sprouted Grains for long & strong lifespan



Grains as you know can be anything ranging from rice, wheat and corn to oats, barley and many more. The definition of sprouted grain lies in the process of seed blossoming where the brief time span in which the seed/grain starts to sprout just before it develops into a complete plant; that concise time period is vastly known as sprouted grain stage. Sprouted grain’s outer bran layer is often split open and the blossoming tiny roots of plant are peeking out of the grain. If you closely examine the grain, the starchy portion starts to wear out and give way to the awakening of the plant. The particular change in state forms the basis of the nutritional difference between a conventional and sprouted grain; generally the percentage of minerals, vitamins, and proteins increases in the sprouted grain due to wear and tear of the starch on its body.

Sprouted grains are proven to be beneficial for patients suffering from uncontrolled blood pressure. The usage of buckwheat extracts helps the body to stabilize the movement of blood and ensures healthy living. Moreover, the sprouted brown rice can assist the patient of diabetes to control sugar to a level where they can actually live like normal people without any concern of fasting glucose. It also reduces the risk of catching cardiovascular diseases.



Ezekiel Bread is one example where they use six different sprouted grains to keep ideal nutrition levels in their product allowing consumers to have healthy value for money. Another example is of






Kashi Sprouted Grains Multi-Grain organic cereal which is a product of Kellogg Boosts; made with 100-percent sprouted grains such as wheat, brown rice, oats, barley, spelt and amaranth.






Alpine Breads has a Spelt and Sprouted Grains bread. It is also very healthy in nature and widely consumed in USA.



By Farah Jawad







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