HomeFree now offers gluten-free Crunchy Vanilla Mini Cookies, which are also free of the top eight allergens. The cookies are certified as more than 70% organic and are Non-GMO Verified. They contain no trans-fats, cholesterol or saturated fat, and are low sodium, vegan, kosher and SB-12 compliant for schools. One serving offers more than half a serving of whole grain and nine grams of sugar. Available boxed, grab-and-go and bulk packed.
SugarLeaf is a new sweetener from Wisdom Natural Brands. The product is made from a combination of raw cane sugar and SweetLeaf Stevia. This sugar alternative contains two-thirds less carbohydrates and calories than traditional sugars on the market. It also is free of other sugar alcohols, erythritol and maltodextrin.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils’ Hemp Hearts (shelled hemp seeds) contain the same goodness for which Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods & Oils is known. Available in organic and natural options, the product is also plant-friendly and rich in omegas, along with being a source of plant-based protein.
Bob’s Red Mill releases four new all-natural granolas: Honey Oat, Cinnamon Raisin, Natural and Apple Blueberry. Each granola offers more than 27 grams of whole grains, five grams of protein and three grams of fiber per serving. Says the firm, “Whole grain oats are one of the most complete common breakfast foods, and our new whole grain granolas are rich in key vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and vitamin E.”
Glutino Food Group adds Genius by Glutino Bread to its line of gluten-free products. The company says the wholesome and delicious gluten-free bread is an option for those who have opted for a gluten-free lifestyle. Genius by Glutino does not contain artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Loaves offer full-sized slices and are available in two varieties: white and multigrain.
Just Bare (distributed by GNP Company) introduces a line of fresh premium chicken, said to offer tasty flavors from a humanely raised source. The products include no added hormones, no antibiotics, and no gluten. The company touts that the chickens used are traceable to the family farm where they were raised. Customers can also choose from frozen 90/10 ground chicken, chicken breast fillets and chicken thighs.
Bakery on Main introduces its gluten-free Instant Oatmeal, made from certified gluten-free oats, chia, flax, amaranth and quinoa. Varieties include Strawberry Shortcake, Maple Multigrain Muffin and Apple Pie. The oatmeal is high in fiber, low in sodium and free of wheat, dairy, casein, trans-fat and cholesterol.
From Honest Tea comes Honest CocoaNova, a chocolate-flavored drink derived from cacao beans. Additions of Fair Trade Certified organic mint, cherry, cane sugar and coffee create a drink full of antioxidants at only 50 calories a bottle. CocoaNova is gluten- and dairy-free, OU kosher and vegan.
Natural By Nature brand Organic French Onion Dip is a creamy, zesty, thick dip that holds up well when accompanied by fresh vegetables, chips, tortillas and breads. The company, Natural Dairy Products Corp., has been producing healthy grass-fed, organic dairy products for more than 17 years and has have been supporting small, family-owned and -operated farms since its inception.
Two new flavors join the Green Valley Organics line of lactose-free products: Peach Yogurt and Strawberry Pomegranate Acai Kefir. Inside the peach yogurt are bits of sun-ripened, organic peaches surrounded by lactose-free organic milk. The drinkable kefir supplies antioxidants from added fruits along with amino acids and calcium.