Eden Foods introduces a line of four meatless chilies in bisphenol-A free cans. These nutritious chilis are made with local organic family farm beans, whole-grain quinoa, spelt, kamut and barley. Other high-quality ingredients include maitake and shiitake mushrooms from Japan and 100% organic vegetables and spices.
Pure Fun offers USDA-certified organic candy canes. These treats are sweetened with organic brown rice syrup (which has a lower glycemic index than high-fructose corn syrup) and organic evaporated cane juice (which means the original nutrients of the sugar cane are in tact). the product contains only natural colors and flavors.
SRP: $3.99-$4.99 per 12-pack of candy canes, $14.50 per pound of mini canes
Clif Bar & Company now offers four flavors of Clif Quench, a sports drink that is 88% organic with 11 grams of carbs. The drink is intended to satisfy thirst and hydrate the body with four flavors: Fruit Punch, Orange, Lime-Ade and Strawberry Citrus.
SRP: $1.49 per 16 FL oz. bottle. 1610 5th St., Berkeley, CA 94710-1715, www.clifbar.com
R.W. Knudsen Family introduces a new zero-calorie organic drink, Sparkling Essence. Try the four flavors in Lemon, Cucumber, Blueberry and Mint. There are no artificial ingredients or added sugars. By uniquely brewing in fresh spring water, the sparkling drink has a fresh flavor.
SRP: $3.79-3.99 per four 10.5-ounce packs.
Organoz from Nature’s Oasis is an all-natural sweetener with zero sugars and zero calories. The product combines stevia, luo han guo, xylitol and momordica. Since this is a low-glycemic food, it is good sugar alternative for diabetics says the company.
100 N. Travis St., Sherman, TX 75090, www.organoz.com
Santa Cruz Organic partnered with Choice Organic Teas to create a brand-new line of 32-oz. teas. Lemon, Mango,
Peppermint and Raspberry are the latest flavors to round out the
SRP: $2.79–3.29 1 Strawberry Ln., Orrville, OH 44667, www.scojuice.com
VitaminSpice has launched a unique line of all-natural herbs and spices that are enhanced with extra vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Suitable for use in cooking up to 200 degrees, varieties include Black Pepper, Ground Cinnamon, Crushed Red Pepper and Garlic (with vitamin C, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, vitamin B12 and more).
Omega Farms presents a line of cheese products with all-natural omega-3s, a good source of fatty acids. Choose from Monterey Jack and Mild Cheddar cheese blocks, which both contain odorless EPA/DHA sourced from cod oil. P.O. Box 56598, 21090 Cabot Blvd. Hayward, CA 94545, www.megsomegafarms.com
Wild Planet introduces a new line of sustainably-caught premium canned seafood. The line includes Wild Albacore Tuna, No Salt Wild Albacore Tuna, Wild Skipjack Light Tuna, Wild Sockeye Salmon, Wild Pink Shrimp and Wild Albacore Tuna for Food Service. 91-101 Broadway, Ste. 15, Greenlawn, NY 11740, www.wildplanetfoods.com
Clif Bar & Company introduces Luna Cookie, a new whole-grain snack that is available in berry pomegranate, chocolate mint and peanut butter chocolate flavors. Each cookie is an excellent source of antioxidants A, C & E, 2–3 g of protein, 130–150 calories and contains nine whole grains. The snack is also a good source of fiber and omega-3s (from flax).