Product Corner

See our rotating feature of health-focused products below for an honest, unbiased and science-based evaluation of their nutritional value. 

New Barilla Legume Pasta

Barilla launched a totally new form their pasta, made entirely from legumes. It’s made with either lentil flour or chickpea flour, depending on the variety. It’s a source of plant-based protein, and is naturally gluten-free. 

 

Red Lentil is available in Penne and Rotini, and Chickpea in Rotini and Casarecce shapes.

If you’d like to get samples for your operation, send an email to barillateam@summitmg.com. Samples for foodservice customers will ship in early 2019.

Vegan Creamers

The New Silk Dairy-Free Creamer Singles are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan Certified, Kosher, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Carrageenan-Free, Cholesterol-Free and contain no artificial colors or flavors.

The creamer singles have a slightly nutty, smooth vanilla flavor and are available in 9mL cups in a 192 count display box.

To learn more about the new Silk Dairy-Free Creamer Singles, call (888) 620-9910 or visit DanoneAwayFromHome.com.

Chickpea Pasta by Banza

Banza is pasta made from chickpeas to deliver double the protein, four times the fiber, and nearly half the net carbs.

 

Interested in purchasing Banza for bulk foodservice applications?

 

Send an email to info@eatbanza.com with more information about your business and they'll get back to you.

Protein & Probiotic Oatmeal, Mighty Maple

Earnest has paired oatmeal with complete high quality protein and probiotics to support gut health and aid in better protein digestion.

Is also unsweetened, providing a lower sugar, high nutrient option for breakfast.

Features:

  • 15+ grams of protein

  • Probiotics for gut health

  • Gluten Free Superfood Grains Oats + Quinoa + Amaranth

  • Grass-Fed Whey Protein

  • Unsweetened

Nutritious ingredients include whole rolled oats, quinoa, amaranth and whey protein providing fiber, protein, and other important nutrients such as iron and magnesium.

For a free sample and contact to sell it in your operation visit https://earnesteats.com/become-a-wholesale-customer/

Impossible Burger

This plant-based burger is made from wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein and heme that gives the meat substitute its distinctive blood-like color and taste. Although the use of heme has been controversial in terms of safety, FDA has deemed it "generally recognized as safe". 

 

But how healthy is it? Saturated fats are a key component  of burgers, which health experts recommend we cut back on, but the impossible burger  has more than twice the amount of saturated fat as burgers due to the addition of coconut oil. It also has more than seven times the amount of sodium as compared to an unseasoned beef patty.  

Howeverunlike burgers, it contains no cholesterol, and the biggest health advantage the non-meat burgers have over beef burgers is skipping out on the particular risks associated with consuming too much red meat. 

For more information, visit https://impossiblefoods.com/operator

Beyond Burger

This plant based burger is made from four main ingredients: water, pea protein isolate, canola oil, and refined coconut oil. It has less con coconut oil than the impossible burger making it lower in saturated fat.

It contains 20 grams of plant protein per 4 oz patty, it's cholesterol free and gluten free, non-GMO and free of all major allergens including soy, gluten, peanut and dairy. 

However, it still contains more sodium, just as many calories and as much total fat as an unseasoned beef patty. 

For more information, contact them at https://beyondmeat.com/contact

Gater Pears Guacamole

Clean ingredients make up this guacamole with no binders, fillers, or preservatives.

The 1.27 oz. portion easy-to-open pack allows operators to offer on-demand guacamole throughout the day. Its intense, fresh flavor with a kick of lime, is a perfect complement to savory foods like avocado toast, sandwiches, tacos, wraps, and more.  The convenient portion size has industry potential for concessions, catering, food trucks, lunch boxes, or to any daypart with on-the-go foods.

 

The National Restaurant Association® awarded Gator Pears PCs a 2018 Food and Beverage (FABI) Award, recognizing innovative food and beverage products that make a significant impact in the restaurant industry.

 

For more information contact Bob Gescheidle.  Bob@Gatorpears.com, (844)-428-6773 x-701.

Caulipower Crust by Vegolutionary Foods 

Although advertised as being lower in calories, and fat and higher in protein than other traditional crusts, we compared the same size portion to whole wheat pizza crusts and found calories and fat comparable. You also won't get any more fiber or protein but it is about one half of the sodium content, and provides an excellent source of Vitamin C. It's also gluten free and non-GMO and you get the benefit of antioxidants and digestive support from the main ingredient - Cauliflower!

Click here to download the product spec sheet 

Sweet Potato Toasts by Vegolutionary Foods 

This is the first ever frozen toast made from sliced and roasted sweet potatoes.

They are frozen, ready-to-make roasted sweet potato slices, offering a one-ingredient solution to gluten-free toasts. Sweet PotaTOASTS are vegan, paleo and non-GMO, with 15 net carbs, high in fiber and offer an excellent source of vitamins A and C.

and does not use artificial colors, flavors or preservatives .

For more information, contact them at 
foodservice@eatcaulipower.com

thinkThin® Protein & Superfruit Bars

ThinkThin’s Protein & Superfruit premium line of soft and chewy baked protein bars made with real fruit, whole grains and nuts.

 

They still provide 240 calories each, around the same as a chocolate bar, but you get more nutrition for the calories here. With 10 grams each of protein and fiber, and supplying antioxidants and omega 3's. They are gluten free and non GMO.  The bars come in four flavors: The healthiest is the Blueberry Beet Acai where sugars all come from fruit and only 1 gram of saturated fat. The other flavors are Chocolate Pomegranate Cherry, Coconut Almond Chia and Lemon Cranberry Chia.

Contact them by visiting  http://thinkproducts.com/contact/

Low Sugar Chocolate by Lily's Sweets

They source non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients harvested through Fair Trade practices, and ensure every product is sweetened with no refined or processed sugars.

 

They use the sugar substitute Stevia as the sweetener.

 

They offer baking chocolate, chocolate bark and bars with a wide variety of flavors. 

For more information, contact them at info@lilyssweets.com

Nona Lim Bone Broths

Bone broth is getting a lot of attention lately claiming that it supports a healthy gut, promotes radiant skin, boosts the immune system, and more.

Nona Lim’s bone broths are made from scratch using whole, fresh vegetables from local farmers. Certified gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan.

 

Their products ship frozen and all are available nationally in retail and in food services sizes.

To learn more and/or if you would like to be set up as a wholesale customer, please contact them directly at 415.513.5328 or email them at orders@nonalim.com

 

To get an unbiased view on the health benefits of bone broth.. visit 

https://foodandhealth.com/bone-broth-hype/?utm_source=Food+and+Health+CRM&utm_medium=Communication+Campaign+Email&utm_campaign=Does+Bone+Broth+Live+Up+to+the+Hype%3F

Beanfield's Chips

In terms of sustainability and health, chips made from beans instead of corn is a step in the right direction. You won't save on calories or fat, or even sodium, but you will get slightly more fiber and protein than corn chips.

 

The main benefits is that they are certified gluten-free, Non-GMO, vegan, and allergy-friendly. 

Beans are also the most water-efficient source of protein available and bean crop production lowers agriculture’s greenhouse emission.

They come in  ten flavors including Nacho, Ranch, Sea Salt and Barbecue.

For more information, visit 

https://www.beanfields.com/pages/contact-us

Califia Probiotic Dairy Free Yogurt

Califia Farms offers this plant based, dairy free drinkable yogurt that's lower in sugar, non-GMO, gluten free, vegan and kosher.  

It's an almond- and coconut-based yogurt and the fruit flavors incorporate real fruit.

It contains probiotics that are well known for efficacy in digestive and immune health.

For more information visit https://www.califiafarms.com or contact them at https://www.califiafarms.com/pages/wholesale

SoNatural Fruit and Vegetable Juices

These are 100% natural juices without any additives, preservatives, sugar or water. They come in a variety of fruit and vegetable flavors such as beet, carrot, cucumber & celery, avocado and ginger-up basil. Available in 250mL or 750mL sizes.

Even though they advertise only "54 calories"on their website, they are still just as caloric as most other fruit and vegetable juices. 54 calories is for just 100 ml. Drink the small bottle, and you get 135 calories and the larger one has 400.

For more information, visit https://www.sonatural.pt/en/index.php/produtos/index/2/ or contact them at  info@sonaturaljuices.com

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