Xlear Inc.’s new Lite&Sweet has the sweet taste of sugar without the calories. This natural sweetener is made from a blend of 100% pure erythritol and xylitol. Xylitol has been shown to support oral and upper respiratory health. The product contains zero grams of net carbs and only three calories per teaspoon. The company says Lite&Sweet can be used as a sugar replacement in virtually any recipe.
The Zing Baking Blend from Domino Foods, Inc. is made with a stevia and pure cane sugar blend and has only five calories per serving. The sweetener is packaged in an easy-pour canister for quick measuring. The company says it will “delight bakers with its exceptional performance, baking and browning just like sugar and with pure sweet taste.”
New from Hyalogic is Hyaluronic Acid Dry Mouth HylaMints. HylaMints come in a sweet mint flavor to freshen breath, and the hyaluronic acid helps add moisture in the mouth. Other ingredients—orange pectin, slippery elm, cranberry extract and xylitol—further support oral health, healthy salivation and moisture balance naturally.
Superfood+ Seeds and Nuts is a series of snack blends from Navitas Naturals that combine organic superfoods with organic nuts and seeds. The four options are Maca Maple Cashews, Chia Rosemary Pepitas, Goji Basil Cashews and Goldenberry Ginger Almonds. The mixes deliver a balanced supply of antioxidants, fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
NuGO Stronger sports protein bars are now available from NuGo Nutrition. With flavors like Real Dark Chocolate with Caramel, Cookies ‘n Cream and Peanut Cluster, these low-sugar, high-fiber bars contain 25–27 g of protein. The bars contain no soy and are certified gluten free. The line is targeted toward the sports nutrition/ body building and weight management categories.
The Garden Lites family of frozen vegetable products from Classic Cooking, LLC now includes Italian Bake. This new offering is made with a blend of meatless crumbles, eggplant, tomato, bell peppers, carrot, broccoli and zucchini , and is topped with mozzarella cheese. It is 180 calories and provides 11 g of protein.
Michael Angelo’s has released its new Made With Organic line of ready-made frozen meals. This line includes meals like Baked Ziti With Turkey Meatballs, Lasagna With Meat Sauce, Chicken Alfredo and Vegetable Lasagna. Each meal includes at least 70% organic ingredients , including meat, vegetables , cheeses, and KAMUT wheat pasta. KAMUT brand khorasan wheat is rich in protein, minerals and lipids. The brand ships fresh to stores within several days of manufacture.
White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Justin’s are the latest addition to its line of organic peanut butter cups. It is USDA-certified organic, gluten free and made from Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa, with 0 g trans fat. Justin’s currently offers dark and milk chocolate peanut butter cups.
KeVita offers Cleansing Probiotic Tonics with apple cider vinegar (30 g). They have ingredients that promote cleansing. Each bottle includes probiotics (4 billion CfUs) and vitamin C. The four launch flavors are Kale Lemon, Red Beet, Turmeric Ginger and Cinnamon.
Fishpeople offers a line of ready-to-eat entrees and soups featuring sustainable seafood from the Pacific Northwest. Options include Albacore Tuna in Yellow Coconut Curry, Chinook Salmon in a Chardonnay Reduction Sauce, and Creamy Razor Clam and Bacon Chowder. Consumers can trace the source via a code on the back of the packaging.