Zing Domino FoodsThe 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 a pure sweet taste.”

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.

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Seattle, WA—Consumers of organic produce are exposed to less organophosphate pesticide (OP) than those who eat conventional produce, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. Previous studies have relied on urinary biomarkers to determine OP exposure, but this study also looked at dietary intake in its analysis.

People will always crave carbohydrates of all shapes and sizes. But the cookies, crackers, breads and baking mixes that lead the market, especially in the natural and specialty channels, are offering a little something extra. Let’s find out what makes certain baked goods more appealing to the foodies of today, and how retailers can make use of this knowledge.

What do more than half of your shoppers have in common with each other? Pets! About 62% of U.S. households own at least one pet, and 47% percent have at least one dog, according to The Humane Society. Incorporating some pet care items into your store will likely make your loyal pack see your business as a one-stop shop for the entire family—and yes, that includes the furbabies!

Ready to eat QuinoaQuinoa Ready to Eat Meals by Cucina & Amore require little preparation. They come in a durable, microwaveable package to allow you to easily heat and store your meal. These all-natural, vegan meals come in: Mango & Jalapeno, Basil Pesto, Spicy Jalapeno & Roasted Peppers, and Artichoke & Roasted Peppers.

GF Lentil CrispsBandar Monkey Foods released Lentil Crisps. Inspired by poppadums, traditional street food enjoyed in India, these crisps serve as a good source of protein and have 50% less fat than potato chips. Original Cumin and Green Chili Garlic flavors are currently available.

Chocolate Hemp MilkDaily Greens expanded its line to include REPLENISH, a chocolate hemp milk. This dairy milk alternative is made with hemp seeds, wheatgrass, Madagascar vanilla, coconut nectar, camu camu and raw cocoa. It is made with only organic and all-natural ingredients.

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