Innovation, fresh applications and exciting new products continue to dot the natural sweetener landscape. But before we can engage with what’s new, it’s good to review the basics. We’ll also shed some light on the obstacles facing those that supply these solutions for sweetness. Then, learn how customers can put stand-alone sweetener products to use at home.

As we round out our editorial series on Natural Success Stories, it’s time to highlight the accomplishments of several female industry pioneers. These amazing women cleared the way in previously unchartered territory. As company founders and top-level executives, they are truly inspiring. There are hundreds of women who we would have loved to feature in these pages. While space does not allow us to share all the amazing stories of the incredible and talented women in our industry, we are proud to offer the stories of the following leading ladies.

News from industry food companies.

The gluten-free labeling rule issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2013 went into effect on August 5, 2014. It requires any food product that carries a gluten-free claim to contain no more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Labeling of gluten as an ingredient in food products remains voluntary.

Seapoint Farms offers Dry Roasted Premium Black Edamame with Sea Salt. Black edamame is packed with antioxidants and proteins. The edamame is packaged in 3.5-oz. bags for easy transport and convenient eating, and is gluten-free and non-GMO.
SRP: $1.99

Wonderfully Raw has released new Coco-Roons snacks. Brussel Bytes are made from coconut, organic Brussels sprouts and chili seeds and are available in Chili Pumpkin Seed Crunch and Tamarind Apple Crunch. Snip Chips are made from organic parsnips and coconut, and have fiber, omega-3 and potassium. Snip Chips flavors include Cheesy Herb Truffle and Chipotle Lime Cilantro.

Premium Gold Flax introduced Debbie Kay’s Kitchen gluten-free baking mixes. Each mix is made with proprietary true cold milled (TCM) golden omega flax and ancient grains. The formulas are based on the company’s gluten-free all-purpose flour. Options include Double Chocolate Chip Brownie Mix, Pancake and Waffle Mix, Muffin Mix and more.

Mary’s Gone Crackers’s line of organic crackers now has new Graham Crackers in Classic or Chocolate flavors. USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO, soy- and gluten-free and completely vegan, these Graham Crackers are made with a special blend of tapioca, coconut, rice and other flours, as well as organic chia seeds and quinoa flakes.