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Hungry or Thirsty? Check Out These New Products

<p>Whether you&#8217;re looking for tasty digestive-meets-protein boost in the bakery aisle or a ready-to-drink (RTD) dairy-based milk beverage for immune health and energy, this week&#8217;s lineup of new food products has you covered.</p>

Whether you’re looking for tasty digestive-meets-protein boost in the bakery aisle or a ready-to-drink (RTD) dairy-based milk beverage for immune health and energy, this week’s lineup of new food products has you covered.

FlapJacked, the functional pancake and muffin company, and Ganeden, the makers of the patented probiotic GanedenBC30, teamed up to launch Mighty Muffins: protein and probiotic muffins for mindful eaters. Mighty Muffins are certified gluten-free, high-fiber muffins packed with 20 g of protein, under 230 calories, and the benefits of the patented probiotic GanedenBC30 in each container.

How to Mighty Muffin: Simply add water, microwave for about 35 seconds and you have a delicious meal or snack on-the-go. They are available in four flavors and can be enjoyed in single-serve microwavable cups:

  • Cinnamon Apple: Moist and decadent but not overly sweet. Made with gluten-free oats, real pieces of apple and sweet cinnamon morsels fill every bite.
  • Double Chocolate: Not too sweet, this Mighty Muffin is the ultimate dark chocolate treat. Made with hearty gluten-free oats, natural cocoa powder and chunks of pure bittersweet chocolate.
  • Peanut Butter: Made with roasted Virginia peanuts, hearty gluten-free oats and real peanut butter chips that will melt into creamy goodness with every bite.
  • Maple Pumpkin: Distinctive and delicious. Made with hearty gluten-free oats, real pumpkin, aromatic spices and topped off with sweet maple morsels that melt in the mouth.

New Hope Dairy Holding Co. Ltd, a Chinese milk manufacturer, launched two new ready-to-drink (RTD) dairy-based milk beverages featuring essential nutrients and Wellmune®. The first of its kind in China, the beverages help parents support children’s energy and brain development while providing clinically proven immune support.

Both products, Star of Hope Children’s Milk Vigorous and Star of Hope Children’s Milk Smart are fortified with Wellmune, a yeast beta glucan with the ability to naturally strengthen children’s immune systems. Vigorous also includes casein phosphopeptides and vitamin D for energy, while Smart includes DHA and phosphatidylserine (PS) for memory improvement. Created for children ages 3 to 12, RTD milk beverages will be sold in mass market and grocery stores, online, and in New Hope Dairy owned stores.

Kathie’s Kitchen, the maker of SuperSeedz gourmet pumpkin seeds, introduced its newest flavor, Maple Sugar & Sea Salt, and 1-oz. packages in all flavors, great for school lunches, afternoon snacks or anytime you need a healthy pick-me-up. Eat them as a snack or atop cereal, yogurt and more.

Maple Sugar & Sea Salt offers all the decadence of real maple, only without the mess. Each seed is seasoned with 100-percent pure maple sugar and unrefined sea salt, and boasts: 7 g of complete, plant-based protein per serving, 2 mg of iron and 2 mg of zinc. It’s also allergen-free and Non-GMO Project Verified.

Ingredient Launches

Algatechnologies Ltd., launched AstaPure® 5% Natural Astaxanthin oleoresin, derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, which completes Algatech’s line of natural astaxanthin oleoresin delivery platforms, with three concentrations: 5, 10 and 20 percent, each for use in foods and beverages.

This standardized ingredient is sourced from a rich astaxanthin microalgal biomass developed at the Algatech facilities. The oleoresin is produced utilizing an advanced CO2 extraction technology that enables delicate separation without organic solvents, keeping astaxanthin’s natural bioactive properties intact. Algatech’s cultivation process employs an environmentally controlled process energized by natural sunlight for the production of high-purity astaxanthin ingredients.

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