New from HerbaKraft is GCBFit, a green coffee bean extract. Chlorogenic acid, green coffee bean’s active ingredient, may inhibit blood glucose spikes after meals and, through prolonged use, promote weight loss. GCBFit is made from safe and unique extraction solvents and is 50% chlorogenic acid and caffeine, without chloroform.   

Nazareth Secret introduced Dates & Halva Spread, Honey, Herbal Tea and Handcrafted Candles to North American retailers. The honey is produced from Starthistle of the Nazareth Mountains, the dates are picked from Jordan Valley palm trees and the candles are handmade in the Galilee Mountains. The 100% natural spread is prized for its aroma, rich brown color and unique flavor. Their Morning Herbal Tea contains refreshing sage and rosemay, while the relaxing Evening Herbal Tea has geraniumand rose flowers.

Simple Squares, distributed by Simplified Foods, are 100% organic, raw and paleo-friendly snack bars with a savory-sweet taste. The bars are infused with honey and herbs and are made with five whole-food ingredients. Varieties include cinna-clove, coconut, coffee, ginger, rosemary and sage.

Lundberg Family Farms introduced a line of gluten-free Multigrain Rice Chips. The vegan, non-GMO chips are made with whole grains such as millet and quinoa, as well as chia, flax seeds and garbanzo beans. The chips come in four flavors: Mendocino Tomato & Herb, Mojave Jalepeño, Redwood Smoky BBQ and Shasta Chipotle Lime.

New to the Crunchies line of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is a Grapes variety. These grab-and-go packets of crunchy, red, seedless grapes have no sugar added. Other flavors from Crunchies include Blueberries, Mango and Strawberry Banana. Crunchies are non-GMO, wheat-free and gluten-free.

Tofurky, a Turtle Island Foods brand, now offers meat-free Pockets. Made with organic soy, the heat-and-go, non-GMO Pockets come in BBQ Chick’n, Pepperoni Pizza and Turk’y Broccoli and Cheddar. Also new are vegan Quiche and a vegan-friendly meat- and egg-free Pot Pie.

Fast-dissolving Rescue Pearls, new from RESCUE Remedy, are stress-relieving dissolving capsules. Rescue Pearls are alcohol free and non-habit forming, and are convenient for traveling stressors such as traffic or lost luggage. Other products from RESCUE Remedy include Gum, Sleep Liquid Melts and Pastilles. 

Cocoa flavanols are now available in capsules from CocoaVia (Mars Botanic, a division of Mars Inc.). Two capsules have only five calories and deliver 250 mg of cocoa flavanols, the same amount found in 10 teaspoons of cocoa powder. CocoaVia says cocoa flavanols support heart, brain, skin and eye health.

Now available from Gaia Herbs is a certified organic gelatinized Maca Powder that “is more easily absorbed and digested than raw Maca,” says the company. This herb is traditionally used to ease stress, promote energy and increase libido. It can be added to smoothies, yogurt, cereals and other foods.