Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 62

R&D

by Ryan Atkinson

FRUITS AND NUTS are an
ever-important part of food products and innovation, showing
up in more and more products
while checking several boxes on
consumers' growing health and
wellness checklist.
Bakers and other food facilities
can rely on them for inclusions,
toppings and alternatives during
production.
Flavorful additions can be
crafted to meet marketplace
trends, including the current
plant-based and protein platforms. Chickpeas, for example,
can be dried, coated or even
chopped, creating new flavor
combinations and, at the same
time, providing a healthful halo,
says Kami Smith, chef and director of culinary showcasing, Pecan

Deluxe Candy Co. Nuts and seeds
can be combined into clusters or
coated with a moisture barrier.
Once the base inclusion is created, it can be flavored and can
even be colored.

Pack in the protein
Nuts can also provide a versatile
way to include more protein in
baked foods.
"From sriracha cashews to
coffee-glazed almonds, incorporating nuts into a convenient
breakfast bar increases its overall
functionality and allure," says
Jamie Wilson, director of business development, marketing,
culinary, research and development for Fort Worth, Texas-based
Parker Products. "Try adding
maple glazed pumpkin seeds to a

loaf of sweet cinnamon bread for
an interesting crunch."
Carefully crafted inclusions
and toppings also can be used
as vehicles for performance ingredients. Some are designed to
provide a bit of fruit and vegetable content.
"Products infused with natural
caffeine are inundating the market in the form of bars and other
snacks," says Andrew Wheeler,
vice-president of marketing, Van
Drunen Farms, Momence, Illinois.
"Consumers are also seeking
functional products infused with
superfoods, which are nutritionally dense ingredients sought out
for their health benefits."
According to Food Business
News, a sister publication of
Supermarket Perimeter, this

Nuts - and even nut-like plants like chickpeas - can play an important role in the production of baked
goods. High in protein, they can add a welcome dash of nutrition and flavor.
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Nuts as flour replacers
Nuts can be a viable alternative to
traditional grain flours.
Blue Diamond Almonds' Global
Ingredients Division rolled out almond protein powder, which provides a source of fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, manganese
and copper, as well as potassium
and calcium. The powder has a
fine texture, smooth mouthfeel
and a neutral flavor.
The protein trend isn't likely
to slow for some time. Finding
ways to incorporate all types of
the nutrient can help any baker
looking for a differentiator. Plant
proteins, specifically, can do more
than just provide a "good source"
of protein label claim.
"Some additional benefits of
(some plant) proteins include
emulsification and emulsion
stability, gluten-free formulating,
vegetarian and vegan friendly, and they provide a protein

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FRUITS AND NUTS

includes whole foods such
as acai, blueberries, kale and
spinach. These ingredients can
be formulated with whole grains
into a cluster and possibly even
coated with dark chocolate
or some flavored and colored
confection.
The top functional ingredient
right now when it comes to the
bar category is protein, which
can by find in the nutritional and
performance categories.
According to the study "Protein
Bar Market - Segmented by
Type, Source, End Product and
Geography (2018-2023)" conducted by Mordor Intelligence,
LLP, based in India, the main consumers of bars include not only
athletes but also those looking
for a wholesome meal without
the stress of the kitchen. These
consumers prefer protein bars
to assist with weight management, improved muscle mass and
increased energy.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019
Editor's Note - Easy does it
Contents
The Wire - Urban consumers shop the perimeter, want delivery
Foods with snacking claim on the rise
Affluent shoppers shaping supermarkets’ future
Blurring boundaries
THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING RISKS
Clean confusion
A CLEAN WRAP
OLD SWEETENERS, NEW TRENDS
Now trending
TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS and PEOPLE: the future of perimeter deli and bakery
Bakery - 5 ways to capture the premium bakery customer
Dessert cakes
Deli - Labor-saving equipment
Specialty cheese
Unexpected pairings
Produce - Fresh renaissance
Fresh-cut pear breakthrough
Tropicals
Meat & Poultry - Customer service
Pork
TRENDING FOR SUMMER, TRENDING YEAR-ROUND
Seafood - Merchandising
Food Safety - Equipment sanitizing
STAINLESS STEEL CARE
Comissary Insider July 2019 - AUDITS
SPOTLIGHT - DELI SIDES & SALADS
BULK UP
PACKAGING - PORTABLE SUCCESS
R&D - FRUITS AND NUTS
BLUE DIAMOND EXPANDING
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh Takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Editor's Note - Easy does it
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Affluent shoppers shaping supermarkets’ future
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Blurring boundaries
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 9
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - THE IMPORTANCE OF TAKING RISKS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 11
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Clean confusion
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 13
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 14
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - OLD SWEETENERS, NEW TRENDS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 16
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 17
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Now trending
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - TECHNOLOGY, PRODUCTS and PEOPLE: the future of perimeter deli and bakery
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 20
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 21
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Bakery - 5 ways to capture the premium bakery customer
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 23
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Dessert cakes
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 25
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Deli - Labor-saving equipment
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 27
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 28
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Specialty cheese
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Unexpected pairings
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 31
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Produce - Fresh renaissance
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 33
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Fresh-cut pear breakthrough
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 35
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Tropicals
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Meat & Poultry - Customer service
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Pork
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Seafood - Merchandising
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Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Food Safety - Equipment sanitizing
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 49
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 50
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - STAINLESS STEEL CARE
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 52
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Comissary Insider July 2019 - AUDITS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 54
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - SPOTLIGHT - DELI SIDES & SALADS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 56
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - BULK UP
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - PACKAGING - PORTABLE SUCCESS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 59
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 60
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - R&D - FRUITS AND NUTS
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - 62
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - BLUE DIAMOND EXPANDING
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Product Showcase
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Advertisers
Supermarket Perimeter - July 2019 - Fresh Takes
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