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These Luxury Pet Product Trends Are Marking Their Territory
June 10, 2021
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Believe it or not, the pet products industry is not one to shy away from gourmet or luxury items to ensure their consumers are getting the best meal and care available. The State of the Luxury Pet Food Market The quality of pet foods today is often suitable for human consumption.  It is now common…

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Jackfruit is the New TOFU and BBQ Alternative for Vegans
April 12, 2021
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Plant-based eating is on the rise across the world. In fact, RecipeGuru reports that 53% of households now use plant-based meat alternatives regularly! With the shift towards plant-based lifestyles gaining popularity, there come creative new meat alternatives that are flavorful and healthy. While tofu has been a vegetarian/vegan staple for many years, there is a…

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Pulled Oats are the Latest and Tastiest Meat Alternative
April 6, 2021
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When searching for your next yummy plant-based ingredient, oats aren’t far from the table. In fact, oat milks like Oatly, Califa and Earth’s Own, have been strong players in the alternative milk game for some time now. But what if we told you that “pulled oats” are going to be the next big meat-alternative on…

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Adding New and Unique Plant-Based Ingredients to Your Next Dish
March 17, 2021
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Vegetarian, vegan, meatless Mondays, plant-based, Beyond Meat, impossible burgers… the list of restaurant buzzwords involving plant-based ingredients and dishes is growing so quickly it can seem hard to keep up at times. Restaurants and retailers alike are keeping up with the trends by finding new and creative ways to cater to the plant-lover segment, and…

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The High-End Meal Kits Keeping Restaurants Afloat
March 2, 2021
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Restaurants have certainly had to adapt as a result of the global pandemic, and rather than stay reactive to new regulations and safety measures, many have pivoted to be proactive with their services. Among the many restaurant trends that have skyrocketed in popularity with a hungry, housebound public, high-end meal kits from restaurants is the…

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Snacking Gets Healthier with Fruit & Veggie Jerky
February 20, 2021
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As we become more conscious about the foods we eat – and the ingredients in them – trends like plant-based jerky continue to gain popularity because they are able to successfully balance flavor, mouthfeel and nutritional value. Let’s examine why fruit and veggie snacks are gaining in popularity and which ingredients are the most sought-after…

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2021 is the Year of the Spicy Revolution!
January 27, 2021
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Spicy food is hot – no pun intended – and 2021 will be the year of the spicy revolution! Nikken Foods turns the heat up to find the origins of this trend and why it’s gaining popularity. The 2021 Spicy Food Trend Is Here We certainly took interest when Pinterest Business began calling spicy the…

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Set the Table for a Holiday Plant-Based Dinner
January 7, 2021
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Tis the season to find joy all around you. At Nikken, we’re focused on bringing joy to your plate. If you’re looking for some delicious plant-based meat substitutions for the next holiday dinner, look no further. Luckily, vegan holiday meals can be just as tasty and bring as much holiday spirit to the table as…

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Upcycling Foods and Spent Grains Manage Food Waste & Sustainability
December 17, 2020
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Food waste is a growing problem around the world, but the upcycling food and spent grains trends are working to help combat this issue. In the same way that we helped readers understand the zero-waste movement, this guide will explain how upcycling foods and spent grains helps reduce food waste while promoting sustainability. What is…

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Interactive Dining Experiences Transform How Restaurants Do Business
December 1, 2020
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Food is just one element within a much larger dining experience. According to famed chef Alain Ducasse: “The rest counts as well: the mood, the atmosphere, the music, the feeling, the design, the harmony between what you have on the plate and what surrounds the plate.” With the experiential dining trend on the rise, restaurant-goers…

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