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brands in January 2019 revealed that most
(71%) do not sell a hemp/CBD product, 65%
indicated that they plan to launch one in the
next one to two years.
3. Grain-Free Feast
“Gluten-free has been around a long
time; the real story is grain-free,”
Citing SPINS data that says “grain-free”
and “paleo” are two of the fastest-growing
food claims today, Denver-based Cappello’s
featured its grain- and gluten-free pizza made
from almond flour. The fresh frozen pizza is
available in a number of varieties, such as
Italian sausage, pepperoni and cheese.
Pamela’s Products of Ukiah, Calif., introduced Tiger Nut Flour, Cassava Flour and
Almond Flour. These paleo-friendly, grain-
Yondu Vegetable Essence from Sempio
Foods Co. in New York is made from
slowly fermented soybeans combined with
simmered vegetables, including onion, leeks
and mushrooms. The result is a flavorful
liquid seasoning that is organic, vegan, non-GMO and gluten-free.
Mighty Sesame Co. featured its creamy
tahini condiment made from sesame seeds.
The nondairy, organic and vegan spread in
a squeeze-and-serve bottle is produced by
Rushdi Food Industries Ltd. of Israel.
Functional Flavors: Flavor meets function
with Picaflor Live Culture Raw Fermented
Pepper Flakes, winner of the Natural
Products Expo Nexty Award for Best New
Condiment. Picaflor starts with raw pepper
flakes, which are then fermented and slowly
dehydrated to preserve enzymes and
good-for-the-gut bacteria. Varieties include
Srirawcha Flakes, made with cayenne and
hot Portugal peppers, live cultures, honey
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and gluten-free flours can be used to make a
variety of baked goods.
Purely Elizabeth of Boulder, Colo., featured Grain-Free Bars with reishi mushroom
extract in four varieties: Banana Nut Butter,
Coconut Cashew, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Sea Salt.
Maria and Ricardo’s of Canton, Mass.,
served up tasty tortillas made from vegetables
at its busy booth. Its Grain Free Veggie Tortillas are available in three varieties: Zucchini,
Cauliflower and Sweet Potato. All varieties
are also free from gluten, soy, dairy and eggs.
4. Grass-Fed and
Humanely raised and healthfully
fed meat and dairy products was another
hot trend at Expo West. Organic Valley of La
Farge, Wis., gave attendees a firsthand look
at its farms and farmers, whose milk comes
from 100% grass-fed cows. A live broadcast
at the Organic Valley booth gave attendees