Matthew Benson’s Growing Beautiful Food is designed to help home gardeners begin growing their own fruits and vegetables.Matthew Benson’s Growing Beautiful Food: A Gardener’s Guide To Cultivating Extraordinary Vegetables and Fruit (32.99, 248 pp) is designed to help home gardeners begin growing their own fruits and vegetables. The author believes that the act of growing organic and beautiful food is its own motivator for the grower to lead a healthier lifestyle. Topics covered include finding the right soil to use, coming up with a design plan for your home garden, as well as keeping away animals and pests. This book also included a field guide for backyard growers with detailed advice for 40 crops, including berries, salad greens, and fruiting vegetables, as well as chicken and honey bee care.

Juice.Blend.Taste by Cindy Palusamy contains over 150 beverage recipes including juices, smoothies, nut milks, iced tea, and more. Juice.Blend.Taste ($26.00, 192 pp) by Cindy Palusamy contains over 150 beverage recipes including juices, smoothies, nut milks, iced tea, and more. These recipes are the result of a collaboration between the author, owner of The Juicery juice bar and over 60 experts in the nutrition and integrative medicine fields. This book also has a “Juicing and Blending 101” section for first-timers to make sure they have the equipment they need, as well as advice on how to select ingredients for specific taste profiles and health/nutritional needs. Recipes include Cool Cucumber Lime Smoothies, Iced Hibiscus Tea, Spicy Dandelion Pineapple Juice, and Sea Buckthorn Shots.

The traditional bowl of soup gets a healthy spin in The Whole Bowl.The traditional bowl of soup gets a healthy spin in The Whole Bowl by Rebecca Wood and Leda Scheintaub. ($16.95, 118 pp).Focusing on gluten- and dairy-free ingredients, this cookbook contains stews, soups and accompaniments that speak to a variety of taste, from comfort food to specific health purposes. Recipes include Nettle Soup with Poached Eggs, Buffalo Chili, Mahi Mahi Moqueca, and Minty Avocado and Tomatillo Soup. This book also contains several helpful sidebars to help cooks prepare and select ingredients properly—from how to cook soba noodles to altering recipes to create texture. 

Fruit d’Or Nutraceuticals offers LactoCran, a combo of Sabinsa’s shelf-stable LactoSpore probiotic (Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856) and Cran Naturelle cranberry seed powder from Fruit d’Or. It can be used in foods, beverages and dietary supplements. LactoCran supports digestive and heart health.

Naturex unveiled a new maca ingredient for natural sexual performance products called Macador. “Gently extracted with water, the ingredient is the first maca extract to be standardized to amino acids,” according to Naturex. This helps ensure quality from batch to batch. The maca is sustainably sourced. Results are seen after two weeks.

TIC Gums has launched Ticaloid GF 313. Ticaloid GF 313 is a hydrocolloid system developed for sweet baked goods. It helps manufacturers achieve the softness, cohesiveness and batter viscosity lost when switching to gluten-free formulations, allowing them to suspend additions like blueberries.

New from SuperNutrition is Heart Smart, a combination of vitamins A, D3 and natural K2 (MenaQ7) for supporting arterial flexibility and elasticity, normal blood pressure and healthy bones. The chewable tablet is made with D-ribose, organic blueberry juice powder and organic beet root powder.

New from MegaFood are Daily Nutrient Booster Powders in 30-serving jars. The line of whole food powders includes Daily C-Protect for immune support, Daily Energy for sustained energy and healthy blood sugar levels, Daily Purify for healthy liver function and Daily Turmeric for cellular health before and after physical activity.

Redd Remedies has released Throat Drops, designed to soothe the throat and tired voices. These drops combine extracts from herbs like holy basil, ginger and sage with an essential oil cooling blend including eucalyptus and spike lavender to provide natural menthol vapors. Each bag has 16 drops. Flavors include Cherry, Cool Mint and Sweet Lemon.