taylor's tonic

Taylor’s Tonics introduces new Chai Cola Light, Cola Azteca and Maté Mojito to its line of all-natural sodas. The Chai Cola Light offers the same flavor as the original with fewer calories utilizing filtered water, black tea, ginger root, cinnamon bark, yerba maté, cardamom, clove and natural erythritol.

New from Nature’s Path is a line of organic granola bars. The bars come in a variety of flavors, including Flax Plus Mmmaple Pecan, Flax Plus Berry Strawberry, Lotta Apricotta, Sunny Hemp, Peanut Buddy, Peanut Choco, Chococonut and Pumpkin-n-Spice. The bars do not contain any artificial preservatives or additives, genetically modified organisms or synthetic pesticides.

soft drink

Mary Jane’s Soda offers Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda, which includes kava and other herbs to create a natural state of relaxation. Kava has been historically used to achieve a natural pick-me-up, as well as an anti-depressant, anesthetic, and muscle tension relief.

tea

Santa Cruz Organic offers a variety of organic beverages, including teas, juices, juice boxes and sparkling beverages. The newest flavors in the sparkling beverage line includes Mango Lemonade and Pom Limeade.
1 Strawberry Ln., Orrville, OH 44667, www.scojuice.com

rice

New from Lotus Foods, Inc. is Volcano Rice, a blend of brown rice, red rice and red polished rice for added nutrition. The rice is grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil by West Java farm families who use a System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to increase yields while using less water, less seeds and no agrichemicals.

ocean nutritionNew from Ocean Nutrition Canada Limited is a MEG-3 omega-3 powder that is suitable for meal replacement powders, powdered juice mixes, protein powders, weight management powders and powdered sports drinks. MEG-3 delivers as much as 105 mg of EPA/DHA per gram.
101 Research Dr., Dartmouth, NS Canada, B2Y4T6, www.meg-3.com

graminexGraminex LLC now offers a clear and water-soluble form of its G60 flower pollen extract called G60WS. This standardized extract has the same standardized nutrient profile as G60, but is clear, making it suitable for beverage applications such as ready-to-drink products, dry drink mixes, coffees and teas.

biovittoriaBioVittoria’s Fruit-Sweetness monk fruit (luo han go) concentrate is now GRAS. According to the company, it is the first all-natural zero-calorie fruit concentrate sweetener to be GRAS notified by FDA. BioVittoria says the sweetener is 300 times sweeter than sugar and has a “clean taste profile without the off notes found in some natural sweeteners.”

dow wolffDow Wolff Cellulosics Food & Nutrition has introduced Methocel for gluten-free products.  This plant-based gluten replacer “puts an end to flat and stodgy or dry and tasteless gluten-free food options,” says the company. The product adds moistness, prevents collapsing during baking and avoids bloating typically associated with fiber.