Fruit and vegetables in a heart shape

Heart-Smart Living

February is American Heart Month – a time to spread love to others and to ourselves by understanding our heart-disease risk and taking positive steps to be heart-healthy. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in...

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Kuli Kuli pure moringa vegetable powder

Meet Moringa: The Superfood of 2018

By Jill Failla In SPINS’ recent 2018 trend predictions webinar, we called out moringa as a superfood to watch this year. A complete plant protein, Moringa oleifera is a tree leaf native to Asia (often ground into a powder) that is high in antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and...

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popcorn

Popping New Life into an Ancient Snack

By Jill Failla Humans have consumed corn for thousands of years. Long before other preparations were possible, Aztec civilizations were even popping the kernels, NPR reports. How can such an old snack be new and trendy? In honor of National Popcorn Day, SPINS takes a look...

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Oui by Yoplait French style yogurt

Glassware Gives Rise to New Yogurts

By Jill Failla SPINS recently expanded its Packaging attribute in the Product Library to the REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR category, allowing for yet another nuanced view of new and emerging yogurt trends. Using this attribute, SPINS data shows that year-over-year sales for REFRIGERATED YOGURT & KEFIR...

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Coffee Flour

Fresh-Baked Trends in Alternative Flours

By Jill Failla Spurred by changing consumer lifestyles, including gluten-free, Paleo, Ketogenic, low-FODMAP, and raw diets, as well as a variety of allergy-friendly and free-from practices, the shelf-stable flour segment is transforming. Historically filled with a variety of wheat products, this space now extends to ancient...

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Pile of colorful fruits and vegetables

A Quick Take on Today’s Herbivores

By Jamie Phillips, MS, RDN Beyond Meatless Mondays, vegetarian diets are gaining traction. These diets are as varied as the people who enjoy them, but there are certain commonalities, such as the inclusion of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and legumes. The difference lies in what animal-based...

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