Pumpkin Powder: The Perfect Ingredient for Your Next Food Offering

Pumpkin Powder: The Perfect Ingredient for Your Next Food Offering

  Autumn’s much-anticipated “pumpkin spice” craze seems to grow each year — but pumpkin doesn’t have to remain an exclusively seasonal ingredient thanks to pumpkin powder. Pumpkin powder is made from perfectly ripe pumpkins that are washed, trimmed, cut, and dehydrated. The dried pumpkin pieces are sifted and screened to reduce them to the desired […]

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Keeping Up With “Free-From” Foods

Keeping Up With “Free-From” Foods

Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free… in the food industry these days, it seems like everything’s free from something. There’s a new “less-is-more” trend in food marketing. In fact, packaged foods are becoming more likely to advertise what they don’t contain rather than what they do. While the food and beverage industry has grown by less than two […]

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Zucchini: The Versatile, Vitamin-Rich Vegetable

Zucchini: The Versatile, Vitamin-Rich Vegetable

Zucchini may come last on an alphabetical list of health food products, but it certainly doesn’t deserve that spot under any other circumstances. This powerhouse member of the squash family has been popular for decades and it shows no sign of going anywhere. From delicious, sweet zucchini bread to the savory zoodles popularized by health […]

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Inca Golden Berries: The Ancient Fruit with a Bright Future

Inca Golden Berries: The Ancient Fruit with a Bright Future

Like acai and quinoa before it, the Inca golden berry is a New World superfood that’s impressing everyone from health-conscious snackers to gourmet chefs. Inca golden berries have been popular for hundreds of years in South America and were reserved for royalty in ancient Peru. While they’ve remained relatively unknown outside of the region for […]

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Go Gluten-Free with Green Banana Flour

Go Gluten-Free with Green Banana Flour

Green banana flour is a simple ingredient: Unripe bananas are steamed and peeled, then the inner fruit is air-dried before being milled into a fine powder. While this product may be straightforward to make, it boasts a huge range of health benefits and perks that just can’t be underestimated. From its lack of gluten to […]

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Why You Can't Beat Red Beets

Why You Can’t Beat Red Beets

Searching for a new ingredient to bring extra flavor, color, and nutrition to your food products? Dehydrated red beets have all three, making them a popular choice for healthful food offerings. Red beets bring body and an earthy, slightly sweet taste to recipes; and also provide a source of natural red food coloring, perfect for […]

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Understanding Compliance for Your Ingredient Supplier: FSMA

Understanding Compliance for Your Ingredient Supplier: FSMA

Each year in the United States, roughly 48 million people get sick from preventable foodborne diseases; these types of contaminations not only threaten public health but can significantly damage a business’ reputation. Getting your ingredients from a certified and compliant supplier means producing higher-quality food, reducing your risk of food recalls, and earning the trust […]

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Orange Peel Granules: The Citrus Flavor That Packs a Punch

Orange Peel Granules: The Citrus Flavor That Packs a Punch

Orange is a longtime favorite among consumers of all ages from around the world and has enjoyed a burst of popularity in the wave of creative food and drink trends. Orange peel granules are an especially versatile food ingredient and a welcome addition to many sweet and savory recipes, making it easier than ever for […]

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GFSI, a valuable food safety standard

Understanding Certifications for Your Ingredient Supplier: GFSI

If you’re in charge of ingredient procurement for your company, it can be challenging to identify which certifications you want (and need) your food suppliers to have. With so many certification logos and acronyms out there today, how can you tell which are the most important to look for? At Seawind Foods, we’re well-versed in […]

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