New York City: A Food Biography ($40.00, 260 pp) by Andrew F. Smith is a journey through New York City’s culinary history. From hotspot restaurants like Delmonico’s to street foods plucked from various immigrant cultures, the book shows how the diversity and energy of this city is reflected in its food. Topics covered include Eateries, Drinking In The City, and Historic Cookbooks, Dishes, and Recipes.

For those interested in putting an international flair in their cooking, Aliya LeeKong’s Exotic Table ($35.00, 321 pp) has recipes from Turkey to Kenya to Brazil. Consisting of categories like Spices, Ingredients, and Equipment, Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Goat, and Breakfast, Savory Tarts, and Breads, the author has added small anecdotes about food from around the globe to add a personal touch. Recipes include Jamaican Jerk Hens, Greek Lasagna, and Hibiscus Paletas.

Bluebonnet Nutrition has introduced CellularActive P-5-P 50 mg Vcaps, a biologically active coenzyme form of vitamin B6 called P-5-P. P-5-P is a coenzyme that bypasses conversion in the liver and can be utilized for more than 160 biological reactions, including the synthesis of amino acids and cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

NOW Foods is now offering ChewyZymes, a broad spectrum digestive enzyme formulation that comes in a naturally berry-flavored chewable tablet. The product is vegetarian and is suitable for adults and children. It is designed to support improved digestion of meals, according to the company.

LycoRed offers a micro-encapsulated beadlet line of natural carotenoids and vitamins. The starch beadlet formulations are free-flowing and suitable for tableting (won’t leak after direct compression), and the coating is water-soluble. The starch beadlets are available with lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, vitamin D and A-acetate.

Enzymotec Ltd. offers the Omega PC line of omega-3 products. Omega PC is a wild fish cold extract containing omega-3 fatty acids bound to phospholipids and triglycerides. According to Enzymotec, Omega PC better preserves the natural nutrient profile that is found in fish. This form may also offer better omega-3 absorption.

OmniActive Health Technologies has brought CurcuWIN Turmeric Extract (20% curcuminoids) to market. CurcuWIN “provides highly bioavailable curcuminoids in the ratio in which they are naturally found in turmeric.” The ingredient was made with a molecular dispersion process for enhanced solubility and bioavailability.

New from Solgar Vitamin and Herb are U-Cubes Children’s Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Gummies. These gummy multivitamins are made without any artificial colors or flavors, are non-GMO and gluten, wheat-, and dairy-free. U-Cubes come in 60- or 120-count bottles.

New from OneRmax is all-natural Joint Fuel formula to help maintain healthy bones and joint flexibility. The formula includes glucosamine, chondroitin, curcumin, hyaluronic acid and methylsulfonylmethane. This scientifically based formula of nutritional building blocks supports growth in joints, cartilage and connective tissue.