The health benefits of this little super berry are vast, including anti-inflammatory, immune support, cardiovascular, antioxidant protection, digestive tract, and anti-cancer benefits to name a few. The cranberry outranks all other major fruits and vegetables in its antioxidant levels...
The drink industry is seeing a push toward more developed flavors that appeal to a broader audience that might not normally drink hard alcohol. Millennials are responsible for the current trend toward more exotic spiced flavor profiles. As Millennials are eating out more, their developed spice palette is something they are looking for in new consumer products.
The weather has finally cooled here in the Pacific Northwest, kids are heading back to school, and leaves are changing. Its officially fall, and that means Pear and Apple season. The U.S. is the third largest producer of pears in the world. Washington and Oregon grows about 80% of pears produced in this country. 30% of pear crop goes to fresh, the rest is processed canned, dried and frozen.
Summer is in full swing here on the west coast. Currently that means stone fruits. Stone fruits include, apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, and plums. Along with tasting great stone fruits are a excellent source of vitamin c and vitamin a.
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Im Jenifer Smith, a Food Technologist here at Northwest Naturals. A little bit about my background Im originally from Michigan Go Blue!. I have degrees in both culinary and hospitality. I worked for a large hotel chain for 10 years which brought me to Seattle.