BD Nut Thins IB Blue Diamond Honey Nut Thins

Debuting over the summer, two new Nut Thins varieties were introduced by Blue Diamond.

Honey Cinnamon and Honey Mustard are made with honey, rice and almonds. The thins are wheat-free, gluten-free and contain no trans fats or artificial ingredients. Perfect for snacking, Nut Thins are available in 4.25-oz. boxes.

Founded in 1910 as the California Almond Grower’s Exchange, Blue Diamond celebrated its centennial in 2010. Blue Diamond is one of the most recognized names in the almond business. The organization is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.

 

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Organic honey, peanuts and chocolate are blended together to make this crunchy and chewy organic rice bar from Glutino.

Each 28-gram bar contains three grams of dietary fiber and two grams of protein.

For more than 30 years, Glutino has been making gluten-free products. Founded in 2004, the company makes more than 100 products and is the top-selling gluten-free brand in North America. Glutino is a subsidiary of Boulder Brands and is based in Boulder, Colo.

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Sowing wild oats may be a familiar thing to do; however quinoa is the grain that consumers are talking about lately. And what are they talking about? Quinoa’s protein content and its use as a gluten-free grain.

Innova Market Insights took a look at global launches of new products containing quinoa, and they rose 50% in 2013. Quinoa-included foods increased more than five-fold from 2008-2013.

In addition, Datamonitor reports that quinoa “leads the field by miles” when it comes to product launches with ancient grains and seeds. Grouped together with chia, quinoa accounted for 81.9% of new food launches including ancient grains in the United States last year.

U.S. imports of quinoa, which is grown mainly in South America, hit 68.9 million pounds last year. While quinoa is not native to the United States, more than 300 varieties of honey are. Foods including both honey and quinoa provide a perfect pairing for breads and snacks.

One example is Chabaso Bakery’s Ancient Demi Ciabatta. The demi ciabatta is a mix of quinoa flour, honey and rolled oats. The product has more than 16 grams of whole grains per serving.

CredibleCravings Snack Bars have three varieties of bars all containing organic honey and organic sprouted quinoa. Oatmeal Cranberry, Chocolate and Lemon Ginger Greens are the first organic snack bars formulated by obstetricians, nutritionists and midwives to support the nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Organic quinoa is a main ingredient in Zing Nutrition Bars, which are sweetened with honey. These bars are wheat-, gluten-, soy- and dairy-free.

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