new veggie noodles, rice and more.
Cece’s Veggie Co., Austin, Texas, debuted
a new line of shells and cheese made from
organic butternut squash. Cece’s gluten-free
Butternut Shells & Cheez is a remake of classic mac and cheese that is made with elbow-style shells of butternut squash and organic
cheese. The company offers both a dairy-based cheddar cheese sauce and a vegan
cheddar “cheez” option.
Catering to those following paleo, keto and
Over the Rainbow
vegan diets, Salinas, Calif.-based Green Giant
Fresh has introduced a Riced Cauliflower
Stuffing that is made with carrots, onion, cel-
ery, cranberries, garlic and herbs.
Registered dietitians have been
telling shoppers to “eat the rainbow” for some time. The new coveted and
colorful rainbow produce in the marketplace
is sure to be a hit with health-conscious
Grimmway Farms, Bakersfield, Calif., featured a feast of organic rainbow-colored produce, from small potatoes to radishes. “We
continue to see growth in rainbow, as more
and more consumers want colorful sides,”
says Kellen Stailey, vice president of marketing for Grimmway.
Bakersfield-based Bolthouse Farms featured its new Organic Rainbow Baby-Cut
Carrots. The purple, orange, yellow and white
carrots offer nutrients such as lycopene,
anthocyanins and xanthophylls.
Plant-Based Snacking Boom
As Americans increasingly look for
healthier and convenient snacking
solutions, the produce industry is there to
help with delicious and nutritious options.
Los Angeles-based Snack It Forward/
Peatos, which won PMA’s Best of Show
In-Line Booth, continues to promote healthier snacks made with pulses (sustainable peas
and lentils) in a fun way that takes on traditional, less healthy options.
Setton Farms of Commack, N. Y., expanded
its line of Pistachio Chewy Bites to include
Pistachios + Plums. Made of more than 50%
pistachios, these bite-sized bars are a convenient and energizing on-the-go snack.
Pama Trade Corp. of Houston debuted a
line of grab-and-go fresh jicama snacks under
the Xica brand. Its jicama products come in
tortillas, spears, chips and more. S H
Shells & Cheez
is made with