FRESH TALK By Natalie Taylor
GHQ FOCUS ON FRESH
WE GOT THE BEET
Looking to satisfy consumers’ increasing appetite for healthy food options,
Mann Packing has debuted its
Kale Beet Blend, offering a colorful
twist on two of the line’s top sellers:
Power Blend and Broccoli Cole Slaw.
“We’re thrilled to kick off 2017 with
something that can help people stick
to their New Year’s resolutions to eat
healthfully,” says Gina Nucci, direc-
tor of corporate marketing for the
Salinas, Calif.-based company. “Our
veggie slaw blends offer an assort-
ment of uses, which we call out on
our packaging. Consumers will love
the versatility of this product.”
Kale Beet Blend is a combination of kale, golden beets, kohlrabi and
red cabbage. It is made from 100 percent fresh vegetables, is gluten-free,
non-GMO, all natural and has a suggested retail price of $3.99.
For more information, visit veggiesmadeeasy.com.
You Better Bean-lieve It
The Better Bean Co. has introduced its fresh, ready-to-eat
beans loaded with protein, fiber,
vitamins and minerals. Better
Beans is the first of its kind to be
sold in chilled deli tubs, rather
than a can, say officials for the
Wilsonville, Ore.-based company.
Cooked in a small-batch
kitchen, Better Beans is slow-cooked by hand and uses just
a few local and sustainably
sourced, high-quality ingredients. Better Beans is available in eight
flavors including: a Fresh Mex line, with Skillet Refried Red Beans,
Southwestern Pinto Beans, Uncanny Refried Black Beans and Roasted
Chipotle Beans; and the Global Classics line that includes Cuban Black
Beans, Tuscan White Beans, Better Baked Beans and Three Sisters Chili.
Better Bean products are all vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, Non-GMO
Project Verified and have one-half the sodium of typical canned beans.
For more information, visit betterbeanco.com.