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London, England—Eating more foods with high levels of flavonoids could reduce the risk of diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

The healthy, delicious and varied world of mushrooms is growing ever more popular, both in the natural and gourmet markets. With so many types to choose from, from fruity chanterelles, to meaty portobellos, to the most expensive truffles in the world, the mushroom market has something for everyone. This month, our Gourmet Guru, co-founder and owner of FungusAmongUs Lynn Monroe, talks with WholeFoods about the many benefits of mushrooms, both in culinary applications and in health.

Terms like gourmet, delectable and healthful converge in the healthy indulgences category, where consumer demand is growing and product makers are innovating. To stay on top of this market, take heed of these trends and marketing perspectives.

Nazareth Secret introduced Dates & Halva Spread, Honey, Herbal Tea and Handcrafted Candles to North American retailers. The honey is produced from Starthistle of the Nazareth Mountains, the dates are picked from Jordan Valley palm trees and the candles are handmade in the Galilee Mountains. The 100% natural spread is prized for its aroma, rich brown color and unique flavor. Their Morning Herbal Tea contains refreshing sage and rosemay, while the relaxing Evening Herbal Tea has geraniumand rose flowers.

Tofurky, a Turtle Island Foods brand, now offers meat-free Pockets. Made with organic soy, the heat-and-go, non-GMO Pockets come in BBQ Chick’n, Pepperoni Pizza and Turk’y Broccoli and Cheddar. Also new are vegan Quiche and a vegan-friendly meat- and egg-free Pot Pie.

New to the Crunchies line of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is a Grapes variety. These grab-and-go packets of crunchy, red, seedless grapes have no sugar added. Other flavors from Crunchies include Blueberries, Mango and Strawberry Banana. Crunchies are non-GMO, wheat-free and gluten-free.

Lundberg Family Farms introduced a line of gluten-free Multigrain Rice Chips. The vegan, non-GMO chips are made with whole grains such as millet and quinoa, as well as chia, flax seeds and garbanzo beans. The chips come in four flavors: Mendocino Tomato & Herb, Mojave Jalepeño, Redwood Smoky BBQ and Shasta Chipotle Lime.

Simple Squares, distributed by Simplified Foods, are 100% organic, raw and paleo-friendly snack bars with a savory-sweet taste. The bars are infused with honey and herbs and are made with five whole-food ingredients. Varieties include cinna-clove, coconut, coffee, ginger, rosemary and sage.

Mumbai, India—Enzymes manufactured by Advanced Enzymes in Mumbai, India, are the source of what may be the most widespread product recall ever.

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