This Is How Cauliflower Powder Acts As A Gluten Replacement

Vegetable and fruit products are a simple, yet diverse, way to give your health-conscious customers the taste and nutrition they are looking for in packaged foods. It’s never been easier to create new, gluten-free products that don’t sacrifice on flavor, nutrition, or crave-ability. Utilizing air-dried cauliflower powder from Seawind Foods makes all of this possible. […]

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The Truth About Sulfur Dioxide And Your Food

  Video: The difference between NO Sulfur Dioxide and True NO SO2 ™ Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe to receive Seawind Foods’ Grounded newsletter directly in your inbox.   Do you include low sweet dehydrated fruits in your product applications? If the answer to the above question is yes, your next question should be to […]

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How To Bring The Heat With Jalapeño

  In the last few years, we have seen spice take over the flavor world and food industry. From restaurant-style jalapeño poppers to watching Youtube shows like Hot Ones, to the newly released Cheetos Mac’N Cheese Cheesy Jalapeno, it’s clear that there is a bit of mystery, excitement, and interest in the spice playing field […]

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The New Superfood: Green Banana Flour

Part of the Grounded Featured Products Series: Subscribe to the Monthly Newsletter   If you are in the food industry and are looking for gluten-free, grain-free, and low-carb flour, you can’t ignore green banana flour. This superfood is as nutritious as it is versatile. It is capturing attention because it is rich in nutraceuticals and […]

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3 Areas to Invest in Farm Productivity

Farming is and always will be a part of our lives. Without farmers, our food supply would quickly deteriorate. Farm productivity has shown a slight dip over the past year, down 4.5% according to the USDA. This seemingly small decline has led to shortages across the globe and finally, average citizens are taking notice of […]

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Customer Spotlight: Fifth Taste Foods

  Join us for a new series focusing on Seawind Food’s customers and their products. This week, we are joined by Mark Engel, the brains behind Fifth Taste Foods and the New Hope Media product finalist for Best New Condiment, oo’mämē™. Let’s dive in:   Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself, Mark. A: […]

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Here Are The Best Ingredients For Pet Food

  Amidst the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, many are discovering the small joys in life bring the greatest comfort. For those finding themselves home more during this season, one of those joys includes spending more time with furry friends. As our bonds strengthen and with more time on our hands, many pawrents (pet parents) are […]

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What You Need To Know About Golden Berries

What Are Golden Berries? If you are not yet familiar with Golden Berries, you may be under the assumption that they are berries. Funnily enough, they are not. Golden Berries are a delicious superfood that, in recent years, is making way into many culinary creations and food productions. They also go by the name cape […]

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What Should I Know About Dried Fruit?

  Dried fruit might sound simple in theory: fruit that has been air-dried. However, when you peek behind the curtain of the food industry, you will come to learn that not all dried fruit is created equal. Sulfur dioxide plays a role in many dehydrated fruits on the market. Seawind Foods is the only ingredient […]

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How Umami Can Win Over More Customers

  When it comes to flavor, compromising should never be an option. Depending on the portfolio of snacks, treats, confections, dressings, spices, or pet foods that your company creates, you may often gravitate towards one flavor over another. Think of the classic combinations like sweet and salty, sour and sweet, and others. But have you […]

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The Dried Fruit Flakes That Pack Flavor

  Have you ever stopped to think about your favorite foods, and what earned them that prestige? It’s doubtful that plain oatmeal, potatoes, or tofu are on the top of your list, and the same likely goes for your customers. Why? What these foods have in common is a lack of flavor. Flavor in food […]

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This Is How To Use Low Sweet Pineapple

For many, now is the perfect time to do away with products that have not been bringing in enough revenue and instead try innovating something new and exciting to your customer base. Our low sweet pineapple is the perfect ingredient to innovate with, as it brings sweetness, texture, and something unique to any product. What’s […]

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Everything You Should Know About Our Banana

What if you could capture the taste of freshly baked banana bread in your next food development? The great news is you can by utilizing Seawind Foods dried banana ingredients. Our process packs so much flavor without adding excess moisture in each of our banana products. Read on to learn more about this favorite and […]

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Tomato Powder: Organic & Conventional

  Tomatoes are one of these most versatile ingredients you can add to a dish. While home cooks may not use it much on its own, they indeed reach for products at the grocery store that incorporate it in their recipes. Although technically a fruit, the tomato in an application is most commonly used as […]

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Pineapple Is Making A Positive Impact On Its Community

  When you think of pineapple, what do you associate it with? Hawaii? Tropical vacations? Piña coladas? Trail mix? What about as a fruit that gives back to the community in which it is grown? Seawind Foods no sugar, conventional pineapple does precisely that, while still packing plenty of flavor and texture to use in […]

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All-Natural Blueberries: Welcome To The Family

Here at Seawind Foods, we are continually listening to our customers and working to fulfill their product requests. We recently made the decision to expand our product line for the simple reason of offering additional healthful ingredient options to our partners in the food manufacturing industry. Organic and conventional blueberries are the latest dried fruit […]

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Our Response To COVID-19

  As a valued member of our community, we believe transparency is essential during this time of uncertainty. With so much news and change affecting businesses across the world, we wanted to take a moment to update you on how Seawind Foods is responding to COVID-19. First and foremost, we are closely monitoring the virus’ […]

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All The Fruit Flavor Without The Moisture

  As consumers continue to demand healthier food options, bakers and recipe innovators are looking to add more nutritional value to their products. One popular option we are seeing is the addition of more fruit to product development. There is one issue that arises when adding fruit to baked goods, and that is moisture content. […]

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The Power of Pumpkin

When you read “the power of pumpkin,” what comes to mind? The numerous health benefits of pumpkin powder is a start, but we are thinking more along the lines of popularity. Why are Pumpkins so Popular? Have you ever stopped to think about why our culture is so obsessed with pumpkin? This winter squash with […]

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Dehydrated Butternut Squash: Welcome to the Family

Part of the Grounded Featured Products Series: Subscribe to the Monthly Newsletter We’re so happy to announce our latest product with you before anyone else. Dehydrated butternut squash is here and just in time for those fall recipe developments! (Not everything fall-related is pumpkin spice, ok?) So, if you want to capitalize on this plant-based, […]

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Dehydrated Organic Banana: To Buy or Not To Buy

Did you know that bananas are the world’s most popular fruit? Over 100 billion bananas, including dehydrated organic bananas, are consumed every year around the world! 5 Fun Facts About Bananas Bananas float in water In the US, each person eats 11.4 pounds of bananas per year Americans eat more bananas per year than apples […]

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2019 Bell Pepper Harvest

An Inside Look at the 2019 Bell Pepper Harvest

Bell peppers aren’t quite what they seem. They are not related to black pepper, and although they are a member of the Capsicum annuum family, they do not contain capsaicin (any hot wing lovers out there?). Albeit a puzzling vegetable (botanically speaking, it’s a fruit, but we digress), their popularity is never questioned as a […]

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Roasted Vegetables and the Rise of Plant-Based Diets

It’s undeniable there is a rise in plant-based eating. Now, more than ever before, consumers are looking to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their diets. Don’t confuse plant-based eating as a trend either. More and more it’s proving to be a way of life. Consumers are demanding nutritious products that not only taste good […]

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What International Flavors Are Trending?

How Global Cuisine Impacts Our Taste Buds Just when you thought you had tasted it all, something new hits the market. As flavors are ever-evolving and new trends are set by chefs around the globe, our palates expand further. The food industry is constantly changing, and exciting flavors and spices found in international fare are […]

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Seawind Foods to Introduce New Fruit Products at IFT19 in New Orleans

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., May 28, 2019 — Seawind Foods, a trusted producer and supplier of all-natural dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and spices to industrial food processors, retailers, and national consumer brands, will be exhibiting during the 2019 Institute of Food Technologists annual expo – IFT19 in New Orleans, LA. Seawind will be debuting new fruit products […]

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International Flavors: Dominating New Food Trends

Flavor is ever-evolving. New trends are constantly being set by master chefs around the globe. Exciting blends of spicy and tangy, creative ways to make a dish healthy and delicious, and finding less sweet alternatives are all shaking up the future of food trends. What are some of the ethnic cuisines creating a buzz in […]

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Dehydrated Beet Powder: Why You Need to Order Today

We’ve been getting more orders than ever before for our range of dehydrated powders, including: Dehydrated beet powder Dehydrated pumpkin powder Dehydrated spinach powder Dehydrated tomato powder Adding a scoop of these powders to you snack bar, cereal, crackers, or soup will not only enhance the color and flavor, but boost the nutritional content — […]

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Dehydrated Vegetable and Fruit Blending

Katie is developing a revolutionary cracker for her trailblazing natural food company. She’s seeking a premium quality blend of dehydrated vegetables to use as seasoning, but during her quest to find the supreme dehydrated vegetable blend, Katie faces the following challenges: Her supplier doesn’t offer a blend in the ratio she needs It’s expensive and […]

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Heart Healthy Ingredients Your Customers Will Love

February is a month where hearts, love, and celebrations dominate the mindset of most Americans. With hearts on the mind, you can raise awareness for heart disease — the leading cause of death in America for men and women. (Centers for Disease Control) Year round is the perfect time to celebrate eating natural foods and […]

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Sweet Heat: Calling all Jalapeno Heads

What happens when you mix jalapeno and brown sugar? “Delicious.” Jalapeno and soy milk? “Excuse me, yum.” Jalapeno and cranberries and cream cheese? “Are you freaking kidding me? It’s out of this world.” And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what the industry is calling: Sweet Heat.   The Sweet Heat Trend By no means is […]

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Seawind Foods to Showcase True NO SO2™ at the 2019 SCIFTS Supplier’s Night Expo in Anaheim, California

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., February 1, 2019 — Seawind Foods, a trusted producer and supplier of all-natural dehydrated fruits, vegetables, and spices to industrial food processors, retailers and national consumer brands, will be exhibiting during the 2019 Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Supplier’s Night Expo in Anaheim, California at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibition Hall. Seawind’s […]

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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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Look for the True NO SO2 Bulk Options

The Bulk Section Has Many Advantages, Including True NO SO2TM Dried Fruit There is a built in benefit for stores offering bulk options to their customers. When food is bought in bulk, without the cost of packaging, there is a price break for the store, which enables the store to offer lower prices to their […]

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New Wheat Flour Alternative: Green Banana Flour

How this Resistant Starch will transform the Gluten-Free Market Organic green banana flour, made from unripe fruit that is dried and milled, is one of the newest products to hit the western market. The product has high levels of resistant starch, which helps people who eat it feel full faster and is quickly becoming popular […]

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Fall 2017 Crop Report

FALL IS A BUSY TIME AT SEAWIND FOODS In our fall crop report, we’ll look at the current market for bell peppers and tomatoes, make a brief assessment of how familiar foods affects consumer buying behavior, and look at the conditions within various regions of the globe that Seawind Foods utilizes as raw material points. […]

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Food Trends: What’s Up Next?

Spicy meets Sweet in a Whole New Way As we are coming towards the end of 2017 and entering 2018, we need to think about food trends. Culinary professionals are testing new and different spice combinations and consumers are getting more creative and adventurous with their food choices. Whether it is a foodie adventuring into […]

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Inca Berries: The Next Superfood Trend?

  Inca Berries go by many names. Whether it is based on where the berries come from, their size, or look, here are a few of their various names… Golden Berry Cape Gooseberry Aquaymanto Giant Ground Cherry Peruvian Cherry Pichuberry Physalis Poha But really, Inca Berries are not actually berries at all.  They are a […]

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Dried Bananas are a top seller

One of Our Top Sellers is Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

  Seawind Foods’ Bananas are better than your average bananas. Since 1987, Seawind Foods has developed a reputation for being the best in the dehydrated food ingredient industry. Through the years, we have created strong direct relationships with our growers and carefully selected supply partners from around the globe. With our headquarters in San Clemente, […]

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Pumpkin is Coming

  Pumpkin Spice, Pumpkin Spice Everywhere Each year, there is a countdown to the first day of fall in anticipation of Starbucks releasing their Pumpkin Spiced Latte.  Thereafter, pumpkin spiced everything will be everywhere. How will your company decide to compete during this fall season? With only a month left until September, the time is […]

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Don’t Know Jack About Jackfruit?

  What to Know About the Biggest Food Trend Of 2017 Jackfruit has been taking 2017 by storm. This versatile fruit is being used in many different types of food products. Because Jackfruit is so versatile, it has become an in-demand product amongst consumers, both vegan and omnivores alike. Interesting Facts about Jackfruit Grows in […]

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Disruptive Ingredients

  How to Take a Bite Out of a Competitive Food Category Category disruption is a coveted industry goal, especially when there has been a legacy of stagnation in a market. Organizations are having to meet the increased customer demand for innovative flavors and styles. How do you begin to create disruption in a food […]

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Using Ugly Produce: How to Reduce Global Waste

Globally food is being produced that is not making it into grocery stores and not being purchased by consumers. This food and the efforts required to produce it are being wasted. Food is ending up in landfills, leaving many people hungry and negatively impacting the climate. We as citizens, corporations, and manufacturers of the world […]

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What you need to know about SO2

What Manufacturers Need to Know to Stay Ahead of the Trend. The gluten-free trend has been extremely popular. For people with Celiac Disease, avoiding gluten is a way of life. People have realized they can be sensitive to this substance without severe reactions and suffer from unnecessary weight gain. A large group of people, however, […]

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