TradeLink Internationals weekly round up of organic, gluten free and ancient grain news from around the world.
Superfoods Rack Up “Phenomenal” Growth in Global Launches, Mintel Reports
The terms “superfood, “superfruit,” and “supergrain” continue to play a commanding role in global product launches. New research from Mintel suggests that between 2011 and 2015, there was a 202% increase worldwide in the number of food and drink launches containing these terms. And with a 36% rise in these sorts of launches in 2015 alone, there appears to be no end in sight for superfoods’ popularity.
Ancient Brews: 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe Discovered in Shaanxi, China
Archaeologists uncovered beer-making facility back from 3400 and 2900 BC in Shaanxi province, the reports. “China has an early tradition of fermentation and evidence of rice-based fermented beverage has been found from the 9,000-year-old Jiahu site.
Chia Products | TradeLink International
Chia is an annual herb plant growing up to 1m tall. It has attractive purple or white flowers. The flowers spike up to 10cm long, set on terminal stems, and fill out to a seed head (that is similar in appearance to a wheat seed head) with pin-head sized, brown, shiny seeds.
Baking with ancient grains: using spelt, rye, emmer and buckwheat in sweet recipes
It wasn’t so long ago that the so-called “ancient grains” like spelt and rye were confined to health shops and the sparsely-stocked ‘free from’ section. But there has been a refshuffling of our supermarket shelves.
Quinoa is good for you and for Andean farmers
© Tomas Munita/ITC Why your quinoa salad is good for rural communities in the Andes, and how to make it even tastier Worried that your love for quinoa is making the protein-rich grain unaffordable in Latin America? Don’t be.