AstaxanthinNew from Cactus Botanics is astaxanthin raw material. The company says this colorful, lipidsoluble pigment may be the most potent of all antioxidants and supports healthy oxidative balance. Extracted from algae, this astaxanthin is offered in powder and oil forms.

Tasa, one of the largest processers of fish oils in the world, now offers TASA Omega. The product range will include high-quality refined omega-3 fish oils and EE/TG concentrates such as 18/12 fully refined fish oil and 30/20s, 40/20s, 50/20s, 50/10s, 10/50s and other types of concentrates. “We’re building a onestop shop, able to offer a wide range of products from refined to concentrated fish oils,” says the company.

Quick Check Guide To Organic Foods is an all-purpose guide for the person looking to learn about the benefits of organic cooking.Quick Check Guide To Organic Foods ($9.99, 496 pp) by Barbara Wexler, MPH, is an all-purpose guide for the person looking to learn about the benefits of organic foods and get started integrating them into their diet. This book tackles some of the questions organic newcomers may have about the category like the meaning of organic vs. natural, how to navigate organic labels, and shopping organic on a budget. The meat of the guide, though, is an exhaustive list of organic products and brands, ranging all major food groups as well as special categories like snacks and prepared foods, all complete with nutritional information.

The youngest members of the family can hop on the organic movement with 201 Organic Baby And Toddler Meals by Tamika L. Gardener. The youngest members of the family can hop on the organic movement with 201 Organic Baby And Toddler Meals($17.99, 256 pp) by Tamika L. Gardener. The book begins with a quick introduction to the benefits of organic food for babies and toddlers, along with advice on how to plan out meals for the family and some essentials that every organic kitchen should keep stocked. The recipes are organized into four age ranges: 9-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, and 2-3 years, with advice specifically geared to each group. Recipes include Pimento Mac & Cheese, Honey Mustard Salmon, Cheeseburger Soup and Steak Quesadillas.

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.