TradeLink Internationals weekly round up of organic, gluten free and ancient grain news from around the world.
TradeLink releases updated Ancient Grain product listing
Our updated product listing for Ancient Grains from South America is now available for download here: Ancient Grains from Peru – product list
Food Company Offers a Carrot to Farmers Considering Organic Certification
From the farmers market to Whole Foods to Walmart, it may seem like organic foods are everywhere these days. But behind the scenes, some food manufacturers are struggling to meet demand. Since the 1990s, consumer demand for organics has grown by double digits in most years, according to the USDA-amounting to more than $39 billion in sales in 2014.
Organic beauty products are the new trend in UAE – Khaleej Times
“The youth is now aware of the negative impact chemicals might have on their skin.” Natural and organic products have been the trend in UAE. This year’s natural and organic pavilion at the three-day BeautyworldME held at Dubai World Trade Centre hosted 18 companies compared to 12 last year.
Quinoa now served on top airlines!
Qantas’s new domestic menus, introduced this month, feature such on-trend ingredients as quinoa, Israeli couscous and pulled pork with Mexican slaw and chipotle mayonnaise. And last month, Singapore Airlines introduced a range of healthy options for customers across all cabin classes.
India’s organic food market to treble in four years
The market for organic food in this country is likely to treble in the next four years, according to a report from business chamber Assocham and TechSci Research, a non-government body. It estimates the current market (pulses and foodgrain the bulk) at $500 million (about Rs 3,350 crore).
The top three trending superfoods
by Rebekah Schouten NEW YORK -Superfoods are surging in popularity as consumers crave more nutrient-dense products, according to new research from Mintel. The amount of new food and beverage products containing the terms “superfood,” “superfruit” or “supergrain” skyrocketed 202% globally between 2011 and 2015.
A salad from Wendy’s: A savory sundried tomato grain blend makes this salad stand out with quinoa, chick peas, white beans, fire-roasted vegetables and sundried tomatoes
Wendy’s Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad: The Easiest, Most Delicious Choice You’ll Make All Day
May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Eating better just got a whole lot tastier with the addition of Wendy’s new Power Mediterranean Chicken Salad to its permanent menu lineup. Filled with bold flavors and packed with deliciously satisfying ingredients, this salad makes eating better…better.
Northern Ireland coeliac-friendly bakery lands a £220k contract to supply Tesco – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
A small Northern Ireland bakery has won a £220,000 deal to supply gluten-free goods to Tesco. Moditions, which started out in Christine Shaw’s kitchen, will provide cakes and soda bread mix to an initial 15 stores here. The company joins Rule of Crumb – also in Co Antrim – in meeting the growing demand for gluten-free food products.
Freshway Foods introduces new Grab N Go salads
Freshway Foods has launched new Grab N Go salad kits that feature ancient grains, colorful fruits and vegetables, and premium ingredients. Freshway’s Grab N Go salad kits are designed to save foodservice and retail operators time and money, without sacrificing freshness, taste and quality. “Our …