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Food Spotlight: Nature’s Path Packs a Nutritious Punch With New Superfood Line

 

 

New Nature's Path products marry functional ingredients and flavor-forward blends

RICHMOND, BC, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature's Path – the first-ever certified organic cereal manufacturer in North America and leading breakfast and snack food company – launched a line of delicious Superfood Granolas and Oatmeal cups, chock full of functional ingredients designed to contribute to optimal health, improve endurance, boost stamina, and sharpen mental focus. The new line includes two granolas (Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola and Smoothie Bowl Superfood Granola) and two convenient, ready-to-eat oatmeal cups (Golden Turmeric Superfood Oatmeal and Cacao Superfood Oatmeal), available on store shelves this September.

Nature's Path newest Superfood additions have higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, and serve as viable options for consumers seeking ways to boost their nutrition and potentially support wellness goals like reduced stress, increased energy, improved immunity and better sleep patterns.

"The launch of our Superfood line hits during a time when consumers are putting their wellness first, focusing on what they can do to include functional ingredients in their diet, while still enjoying a delicious treat," said Nature's Path General Manager, Arjan Stephens. "Our Superfood line melds some of our heartiest ingredients with a balanced taste in convenient, on-the-go options for endless breakfast and snack possibilities."

The Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola is a delicious, cookie-like, melt-in-your-mouth granola with clusters made from gluten free oats and creamy cashews. It's also comprised of the superfoods Turmeric (an effective anti-inflammatory ingredient), avocado oil (rich in oleic acid, known to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health), coconut sugar, (which is lower on the glycemic index than conventional sugars), and coconut oil (which supplies omega fatty acids, essential for brain function).

The Smoothie Bowl Superfood Granola offers a similar delectable texture and makes having a healthy smoothie super-easy, without having to blend the ingredients yourself. This fresh and delicious granola boasts a superfood blend of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, all rich in vitamins, phytochemicals and antioxidants. It also contains a mixture of super greens including spirulina, barley grass, wheatgrass, broccoli, chlorella, kale and spinach, ingredients known to keep stamina high and immunity strong.

Created for the consumer on-the-go, both Nature's Path Superfood Oatmeals come in new, ready-to-eat oatmeal cups. The Cacao Superfood Oatmeal cup contains super-ingredients Cacao (the highest source of magnesium found in nature, and containing more antioxidants per gram than blueberries, goji berries or pomegranates) chia, coconut, and MCT oil (beneficial to the liver and in breaking down fat stores) as well as Nature's Path signature whole grain steel cut and rolled oats.

The Golden Turmeric Superfood Oatmeal cup boasts a similar, nutrient dense superfood blend as the Golden Turmeric Superfood Granola, with added Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 probiotics, whole grain steel cut and rolled oats, plus cashews and Vitamin E.

All of the Superfood products are free from artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and like all Nature's Path products, are made with only organic, non-GMO ingredients, perfect for health-conscious, mindful eaters. For more information, NaturesPath.com or follow on them on Twitter @NaturesPath and Instagram @NaturesPathOrganic

ABOUT NATURE'S PATH FOODS
Nature's Path Organic Foods is North America's largest organic breakfast and snack food company and produces USDA and Canadian Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified breakfast and snack foods sold in grocery and natural food stores in over 50 countries around the world. Committed to the triple bottom line— socially responsible, environmentally sustainable and financially viable, Nature's Path works diligently to support communities and champion the cause of people and planet. Brands include Nature's Path®, Love Crunch®, Qi'a®, Que Pasa®, Flax Plus®, and EnviroKidz®. Founded in 1985, Nature's Path is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and employs hundreds of valued team members at its four facilities in Canada and the United States.

 

 

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Snack Spotlight: Lara Bar Organic with Superfoods Hazelnut, Hemp & Cacao

 

 

This LÄRABAR ORGANIC WITH SUPERFOODS contains 6 ingredients:

Dates

Dates

Hazelnut

Hazelnuts

Cocoa Nibs

Cacao Nibs

Hemp Seeds

Hemp Seeds

Almonds

Almonds

Cocoa Powder

 

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

1 bar (45g)

Calories 210

Calories from Fat 100

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value* Amount Per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17% Sodium 0mg 0%
Saturated Fat 3g 15% Potassium 280mg 8%
Trans Fat 0g Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Dietary Fiber 4g 18%
Monounsaturated Fat 5g Sugars 16g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% Protein 4g
Calcium 2% Iron 10% Magnesium 6%

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

 

 

About the company

It started out as just a hike, no different than countless others I've taken into the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Little did I know I was about to come up with a mountain of an idea: combine simple ingredients such as fruits and nuts to create a food product that's tasty, wholesome, and convenient.

In that instant, in May 2000, LÄRABAR® was born. After scouring the aisles of grocery stores and noting popular flavors of ice cream and cookies, I delved into my own product development.

 

 

Company: Lara Bar
Brand: Organic with Superfoods Hazelnut, Hemp & Cacao
Origin: USA
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 1.6 oz. bars
Claims: Gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, dairy-free.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: $2.49 each, 15-pack $35,35, 6-pack $119.40
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: https://www.larabar.com/

 

 

LARABAR Organic with Superfoods Hazelnut, Hemp & Cocoa

 

 

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Super Tasty Superfoods from Down Under

 

 

Let your taste buds travel to a different time in a different place.

 

Australian Wild celebrates flavors and places that renew and make you feel alive. Beautifully designed, Australian Wild is a small scale, ethically produced herbs, spices & teas to awake your senses. It is time to explore pre-Mesopotamian flavors. These flavorsome native foods & health enhancing compounds, praised by chefs and health experts, are brought to you by a small activist brand.  Let's keep it alive!

 

Good for environment. Dryland salinity occurs across large areas of Australia. It is considered a significant problem causing loss in farming land and this problem is expanding. There is now a recognised need to strategically replant many areas with native vegetation to restore soils and biodiversity. Animals such as birds and small mammals are known to use wattles as protection.

 

Good for health. Maybe here is an opportunity to improve all: our soils, our diets and our diversity. This may also be our chance to try pre-Mesopotamian era foods. Australian foods, such as native pepper, bush tomato and wattle seed, have sustained first nations of this continent for over 40000 years. With evidence of wattle being used in making of worlds first bread over 30,000 years ago. Research has found, that these foods are high in antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals, while also containing microelements important for genome health: magnesium, zinc and calcium (Koczak, 2009).

 

Super tasty. Even more amazing discovery is that wattle seed makes delicious coffees, yoghurts, creams and desserts, like this cake, as well as the most delightful porridge.

 

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"Uniquely Australian, roasted ground Wattleseed has a diverse number of uses in the kitchen; from baking, to thickening of sauces and casseroles, to flavouring ice cream. By dark-roasting Wattleseed, the most delightful aroma of nutty fresh roasted coffee is released and makes it a tasty addition to chocolate desserts, like this chocolate and zucchini cake."

- Joanne Feehan, author of Second Helping, a deliciously stylish online magazine that celebrates food, drink and the art of consumption.

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We've started a small batch native foods project on kickstarter called Australian Wild. With rapidly shrinking food diversity, maybe it is possible to travel time & space through taste for a mutual win? It is definitely worth a try.

 

Wattle Seed. Unique flavours, used by the world's top chefs like Jamie Oliver, that not only taste great, but help you feel great too! Research has found that these Australian super-foods are high in antioxidant compounds, vitamins and minerals. All of the native herbs, spices and fruits contain three microelements important for genome health: magnesium, zinc and calcium (Koczak, 2009). Has a delightful aroma of fresh nutty roasted coffee and can be used as a beverage or as an addition to chocolate or desserts. Wattle seed provides selenium, which is necessary for antioxidant enzymes to function and can be a source of this essential mineral.

 

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Native Spice. It is a zesty mix of ground Bush Tomato and Native Pepper Berry. Great for mains, salads and sauces. The Bush Tomato has a  distinct savory taste, whilst Pepper Berry bring a piquant herbal tone. Mountain pepper plants feature heavily in traditional indigenous uses for both cooking and medicinal purposes. Pepper Berry has anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties. Bush Tomato provides Selenium, which is necessary for antioxidant enzymes to function.

 

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Lemon Myrtle Herb. A beautiful Australian shrub naturally occurring in wetter coastal areas of northern NSW and southern Queensland. A most versatile and refreshing herb that greatly compliments dishes with fish and chicken, as well as desserts such as ice cream and sorbet. Indigenous Australians have long used lemon myrtle, both in cuisine and as a healing plant. Lemon Myrtle is high in lutein. Lutein plays an important role in eye health. It improves visual function and symptoms in atrophic age-related macular degeneration. Lutein protects the retina from damage by inhibiting inflammation.

 

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Saltbush is a familiar sight over large areas of the dry inland of Australia. It is a sprawling grey/blue shrub up to three metres in height, sometimes spreading to five metres wide. Dried saltbush flakes are a wonderful addition to bread, grills & pasta, or as a potted herb.

Native pepper berry plant is naturally found in the cold high country in Southern NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.  It has small cream waxy flowers that develop into dark charcoal brown pepper berries, only borne by female plants. Although pepperberry can be used in the same way as conventional pepper, it has an added herbal dimension, especially towards the end of the palette. The dark pepper berries also infuse a rich plum colour to sauces.

Rainforest Tea. A pesticide free tea, grown in North Queensland blended with Lemon Myrtle. It has a summery flavour with citrus and lemongrass tones. Great both hot or iced.

 

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Blackburn Tea. From the heart of the Rainforest area in North Queensland comes a tea with a lively aroma. Cultivated  without any pesticides and high in antioxidants.

 

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Product Spotlight: Rhythm Superfoods Kale Chips

RHYTHM KALE CHIPS  are the evolution of the standard chip. Each 2 oz bag of Rhythm Kale Chips starts out as a whole bunch of garden fresh kale. We then mix it with one of our hand-crafted dressings made from a perfect blend of fresh organic vegetables, seeds, juices, herbs & spices. Instead of baking or frying, our healthy chips are air crisped at a low temperature which maintains the RAW living enzymes and maximizes nutritional potency.

KALE is a nutritional powerhouse. As a member of the cabbage family (Brassica oleracea Acephala), it's rich in powerful antioxidants, phyto nutrients and carotenoids. It's also an excellent source of Vitamin A, C, K, B6, Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Potassium, and fiber.  Kale is a very versatile and nutritious green leafy vegetable. It is a widely popular vegetable since ancient Greek and Roman times for its low fat, no cholesterol but health benefiting anti-oxidant properties.

Enjoy all 5 flavors: Zesty Nacho Bombay Curry Kool Ranch Texas BBQ Mango Habanero

Featured Ingredients: organic kale, organic sunflower seeds, organic tahini, organic carrot powder, organic spices, organic red bell pepper powder, organic apple cider vinegar, organic lemon juice concentrate, organic evaporated cane juice, sea salt.

The Rhythm Superfoods Story:

Born of the fertile, creative minds of a consortium of successful entrepreneurial foodies, Rhythm Superfoods brings you down-home tasty health food snacks.

In 2009, Rhythm Superfoods began producing its line of great-tasting, nutritionally dense specialty foods that supermarkets were lacking. Founded by Keith Wahrer (co-founder of Daily Juice), who spends countless hours in the kitchen experimenting with his recipes, Rhythm Superfoods became official with the addition of fellow Austin entrepreneurs Scott Jensen (former Stubb's BBQ CEO), Clayton Christopher and David Smith (founders of Sweet Leaf tea), and Robert Larkin (Growing Grace, Daily Juice).  These like-minded individuals teamed up with a mission to play a major role in the healthification of the American diet.

 

Kale is one of the Ingredients Insights Media has identified as a SuperFood poised to become incredibly popular in new food product launches over the next 2 years. The full details are included in their Superfood Ingredient Trends Report.  To learn more about this report contact our team at reports@insights-media.com

Company: Rhythm Superfoods
Brand: Kale Chips
Category: Snacks
Origin: USA
Packaging: 2.0 oz
Claims: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vitamin Enriched, Certified Organic
Varieties: Kool Ranch, Zesty Nacho, Bombay Curry, Texas BBQ, Mango Habanero
Price: $5.99
Website: rhythmsuperfoods.com

 

 

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7 may superfoods

7 May Superfoods

Now that the weather is a wee bit warmer, many of us are thinking about getting outdoors to enjoy the spring air and sunshine.

May offers a welcome chance to get out there and be active, whether it's by taking a walk with friends (good for the body and the soul!), enjoying a bike ride or -- depending on the temperatures where you live -- taking a refreshing dip in the nearest body of water.

All of those activities require fuel, which can come from eating healthy foods -- particularly the fruits and vegetables that are at their peak this time of year.

Full article @ Huffington Post

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Superfood’s seedy charm

QUINOA, the ancient crop of the Incas, is one of the hottest items on menus around town. It's a relative newcomer to Australian kitchens; we're still learning how to say it (keen-wah) and how to cook it. The good news is that this superfood is being grown in our backyard.

For thousands of years, quinoa was cultivated in the mountains of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Chile. Discovering its nutritional value, scientists nominated it as an ideal food for space travel. First it appeared in health food shops and, as word spread, it moved into mainstream shops and cafes. The downside of its global popularity is that many of the locals in South America can no longer afford to eat it.

Full article @ Sydney Morning Herald

 

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Hot new health food trend: ch-ch-ch-chia

After decades adorning everything from a zoo-worthy collection of clay critters to presidential busts, ch-ch-ch-chia seeds finally are ready to ditch the kitsch.

Because in recent years these tiny black seeds have gone from an as-seen-on-TV punch line to a must-have ingredient in the natural foods world, taking starring roles in smoothies, health drinks, energy bars, crackers, cereal, granola, even pasta.

Full article @ Herald Net

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