Supplyside East

Secaucus, NJ—Thousands of natural products ingredients marketers, formulators and suppliers have their calendars marked for SupplySide East 2010, April 26–28 at the Meadowlands Exhibition Center. Here, they will have their choice of four educational tracks and numerous exhibits to visit.

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Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

Last month, we chatted with Richard Bloomer, Ph.D., about the role of GPLC (GlycoCarn from SigmaTau) in improving the performance of athletes.

Once touted as merely a fad, or a blip on the global health radar, exotic fruits and grains have settled into being permanent fixtures in the natural products industry. While old standards like pomegranate and açaí have remained strong, even more unique and exciting ingredients from around the world continue to make their debuts in the American market.

AgaveOhgave! brand agave nectar “takes agave to a whole new (lower) level,” says the company. Tested by the Glycemic Index Laboratory to have a low GI of 17, the Ohgave! Light and Amber blue agave varieties combine “culinary flair, superior taste and great health benefits.” New to the line is Ohgave! RAW agave nectar, which is said to have a great taste.

Emerald Forest Sugar, Inc. has switched the source of its xylitol-based products to U.S. domestic hardwood birch trees. Based on retailer and consumer requests, the company  made the switch to sustainable xylitol harvesting and manufacturing practices. Its products range from single-serve xylitol packets to xylitol gum and mints. Xylitol contains far fewer calories than sugar, for which it is an equal exchange substitute.

As additions to its Primo Thin line of pizzas, Palermo’s Pizza unveils two new products: Primo Thin Garden and Chicken Fajita. The Garden variety offers spicy, salad like toppings on a multi-grain crust and Chicken Fajita provides a zesty Southwest flavor. Primo Thin pizzas are designed to be nutritious and low in calories while retaining great taste.
SRP: $5.99

Two new Sunrise Cereals from Nature’s Path expand the line of whole-grain, gluten-free cereals. Crunchy Maple Sunrise and Crunchy Vanilla Sunrise are made from an organic blend of corn, rice, flax, quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth. For those who wish to avoid gluten in their diet, Sunrise Cereals provide a cereal alternative that also contains omega-3s.

The Hain CelFrozen Dessertsestial Group has made available a new non-dairy frozen dessert, Rice Dream Bites. These bite-size nuggets are vanilla Rice Dream on the inside and rich chocolate on the outside. This decadent confection also is all natural, lactose free, gluten free, cholesterol free and contain no trans fat or refined sugars. 

4600 Sleepytime Dr., Boulder, CO 80301, www.hain-celestial.com