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Almond Board of California

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Almond Board of California
1150 Ninth St., Suite 1500
Modesto
CA 95354
United States


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When you use almonds in your formulations, you’re not only adding great taste and nutrients; you’re adding a versatile ingredient that consumers demand. Almonds bring the perfect balance to any product, and people are eating them right up. In fact, since 2006, almonds have been the number one nut used in global new product introductions.* So go ahead and serve up some extra appeal with your next product, just make sure almonds are in.
 

*Innova Market Insights, Global New Products Report, 2011.



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COVID-19 updates

16 Apr 2021 --- Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, FoodIngredientsFirst is dedicated to bringing its readers all the latest and most relevant industry updates. Visit this news feed for the... Read More

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Bell unveils masking solutions for flavor elevation in European plant-based formulas

12 Apr 2021 --- Bell Flavors & Fragrances has launched a portfolio of functional flavors, Plant Future. The neutral masking solutions were developed to aid European manufacturers in mitigating... Read More

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Sweet & nostalgic: Comforting, better-for-you & low sugar desserts resonate with consumers amid COVID-19

12 Apr 2021 --- Since the outbreak of COVID-19, consumers have been drawn to comfort foods. They are discovering that healthier reformulations of sweet treats are a way for them to indulge without... Read More

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Nestlé launches dairy-free Milo in Asia as appetite for dairy alternatives grows

08 Apr 2021 --- Swiss food giant Nestlé is launching plant-based versions of some of its most-loved brands in Asia as consumers include more dairy alternatives in their diet.  That now... Read More

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US plant-based retail hits US$7 billion, Nestlé & Beyond Meat double down on alt-meat production in Asia

07 Apr 2021 --- The plant-based food market in the US grew almost twice as fast as the total retail food market, which increased 15 percent in 2020 as COVID-19 shuttered restaurants and consumers... Read More




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Street-food eclipses plant-based trend

25 Nov 2019 --- While the plant-based market is growing, it is still very small. This is according to Jacques van Diermen at Anuga 2019, who explains how the street-food trend is now well-known throughout Europe. However, there are some regional challenges for the Netherlands-based company, which has found that its traditional Dutch products such as cookies filled with almond paste do not sell well abroad. Instead, the company has found success with American-style cookies, which are internationally popular.

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Pea protein expansion potential

02 Aug 2019 --- Cosucra continues to strengthen its position in the North American market through their pea protein expansion. At IFT 2019, the company presented a vegetarian plant-based muffuletta slider [a New Orleans classic] containing their Swelite, Pisane M9 and Swelite ingredients as a system. A dairy alternative beverage containing a blend of almond milk and pea protein was also presented, while a chocolate oatmeal gluten-free cookie was another highlight. “Our US-based subsidiary Cosucra Inc. was created about one year ago because demand for plant-based protein is forecast to grow significantly. In the last 12 months, we have positioned our strategy which goes beyond health & nutrition and increasingly looks at the food & beverage business,” Frank Truong at Cosucra says.

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Oat milk as a trending beverage

30 Jul 2019 --- Agrana presented several concepts featuring oat milk, including a cold brew with an oat milk base, a cinnamon toast cereal and a protein enriched plant-based dairy alternatives, with pea-based, hemp-based solutions. “We are really seeing a lot of movement into oat because of how close it is to milk. If you look at soy, it was further away, but now we are seeing more movement within the almond milk and coconut milk space, with oat milk really emerging as a rising star,” Felicia Francisco at Agrana notes. The company also presented an oat milk with salted caramel, as well as various fruit-containing concepts, including high pressure processed raspberry, peach and mango options.

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New almond flour and protein potential

21 Jun 2019 --- Blue Diamond Growers presented almond protein, which is presented for its plant-based origin and clean taste at IFT 2019. “We have had almond flour in our portfolio for some time, which is great in bakery applications. More recently we have had almond protein powder, which is a partially defatted almond flour, which in some cases is a great way to increase the protein and add fiber as well. It works well in bakery applications and bars,” says Kurt Waananen at Blue Diamond Growers.

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Taking almonds into new applications

20 Jun 2019 --- The Almond Board of California featured several innovative concepts featuring almonds at IFT 2019 in New Orleans. Items on display included a Toasted Grains & Almond Beverage, an Almond Yuzu Poppy Seed Bar and a Coco-Java Almond Butter. “We are really highlighting the versatility of almonds. Almond milk continues to be a very hot category and here we have added some toasted grains to bring those two flavors together,” says Emily Fleischmann of the Almond Board of California.




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Formulating with Almonds: Key Development Considerations for R&D

09 Nov 2020 --- Consumers continue to snack throughout the day in place of three large, dedicated mealtimes, fueling the growth of snack products that span dayparts and occasions. Explore how different almond forms offer endless solutions, shelf life benefits and opportunities for healthy nutrition for all types of consumers.

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Snacking Hybrid Innovations Meeting Consumer Demand

02 Jun 2020 --- As consumers become increasingly adventurous with their food choices, snack products have evolved to include new hybrids and unusual combinations. Learn why hybrids were identified as one of the 2020 top ten food trends by Innova Market Insights and discover new global product examples utilizing California almonds a key ingredient.

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Crunch on This: California Almonds Turn Chocolate into a Snacking Standout

16 Mar 2020 --- Almonds remain the number one ingredient in global consumers’ ideal chocolate products, with these products rated as tastier, more energizing and more premium.1 As on-the-go snacking continues to rise in popularity, manufacturers can seek opportunities with chocolate snack development that can span all-day with help from California almonds. Global Chocolate Study, Sterling Rice Group, 2018.

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How to cut costs and fat with VIOGERM® wheat germ as the perfect nut replacement

25 Sep 2015 --- VIOGERM® wheat germ is the perfect solution to combat the high prices of hazelnuts and almonds. VIOGERM® is the most valuable part of the wheat grain, rich in protein, fibre, minerals and vitamins. The sweet and nutty flavour of VIOGERM® provides a consistent taste. Using various VIOGERM® granulations as a nut replacement you can retain the texture of your pastries. You can also use VIOGERM® to replace nuts in your biscuits, nut fillings, cakes and flans. As well as reducing the cost of your ingredients, it also cuts down the fat content in your product.




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Opinion Edge: Snacking NPD: Novel Nostalgia

25 Sep 2020 --- New takes on traditional flavors are emerging in the snacking sector as consumers seek both comfort and a disruption from routine. Meanwhile, health remains an important driver of NPD.

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Opinion Edge: Confectionery Trends: Healthy Indulgence

26 Feb 2020 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends to look out for in confectionery applications. Sugar reduction and the naturality trends are driving innovations in the space.

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Opinion Edge: 2020: The Right Bite

08 Jan 2020 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends to look out for in 2020. How do we meet the demands for taste, convenience and sustainability? 

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Opinion Edge: Back on the Shelf: Healthy Snacking

01 Oct 2019 --- Suppliers in the bakery and snacking segments give their forecasts. What are consumers looking for, and why? What innovations are most likely to succeed, and how can suppliers meet market demands?

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NPD: Baked to perfection

13 Sep 2018 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends impacting the bakery & snacking segments. What should we be looking out for in terms of flavor and texture trends?




Ingredient Focus
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11 Mar 2019 | Almond Board of California

Snacking Trends

Globalization is sparking the consumer’s curiosity to discover new food and drinks, and that includes a curiosity for novel snacks. Since eating plant-based is becoming mainstream,... Read More

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18 Feb 2019 | Almond Board of California

Snacking

Globalization has sparked in consumers a curiosity to discover new flavors, food and drinks. At the same time, growing awareness about the role of nutrition in overall health is prompting... Read More




Podcasts
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Inside 2025 Californian almond sustainability commitments

23 Jan 2019 --- California’s almond farmers and processors have publicly committed to four new goals that build on decades of previous achievements and further demonstrate the industry’s commitment to growing almonds in better, safer and healthier ways, while protecting local communities and the environment. The Almond Orchard 2025 Goals set industry-wide targets in the areas of water efficiency, zero waste, pest management and air quality, in a state that produces 80 percent of the world’s supply of almonds. Almond Board of California President and CEO, Richard Waycott stresses how sustainability has been a key pillar for almond growers in the state for 30 years. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke to Richard about the commitments, the criticism of the sector during the drought and the current turbulence in international trade.




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Craveable Combinations: The Rise of Snacking and Confectionery Hybrids

28 May 2020 --- The popularity of products that cross the snacking and confectionery categories has grown in recent years, with more and more products featuring a sweet twist alongside healthful ingredients. Additionally, consumers are purchasing indulgent comfort foods to help deliver joy during difficult days of at-home confinement caused by the spread of the coronavirus. The Almond Board of California’s 2018 Global Chocolate survey shows that four out of five global consumers say chocolate is their favorite snack or one of their favorites when they are looking to indulge. Moreover, Innova Market Insights identified hybrids as one of its top ten trends for 2020, evidenced by consumers continuing to enjoy products that offer on-the-go indulgence.

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Stabilizing Dairy Alternative Products with Nature-Powered Solutions

09 Oct 2019 --- Plant-based proteins have the market buzzing, with food and beverage innovations arriving frequently on store shelves. But formulating beverages with alternative protein sources—whether soy, almond, oat, pea or rice – can present challenges, especially in meeting consumers’ expectations for taste, texture and visual appeal. In this timely webinar, Innova Market Insights and CP Kelco share useful insights about the global dairy alternatives market, the key challenges when formulating these products, and how KELCOGEL® Gellan Gum – a nature-based, fermentation-derived ingredient – serves as a unique, multifunctional solution in the product developer’s toolkit.

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Tapping into Almond and Chocolate Creativity to Drive Consumer Interest

08 May 2019 --- In this 40-minute webinar, Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights showcases the latest chocolate with almond product trends from across the globe focusing innovative ingredients and key labeling insights to help manufacturers get ahead of what consumers are looking for. Chocolatier Christopher Curtin of Éclat Chocolate shares recipes and inspiration to his development process that align with the latest consumer trends.

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Discovering the Adventurous Consumer

12 Mar 2019 --- Reaching increasingly adventurous consumers, set on new discoveries and experiences, will be crucial to successful new product development in the food industry over the coming years. Learn more about the Adventurous Consumer, what’s driving the trend, and how ingredients like almonds can help deliver on adventurous appetites.Lu Ann Williams, director of Innovation at Innova Market Insights, and Rob Corliss, Chef and Founder of All Things Epicurean, discuss how best to apply this trend to your business and new snack innovation.

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Trending up: Applying the latest innovations to chocolate and nut confections

25 Apr 2018 --- In this webinar, Lu Ann Williams of Innova Market Insights highlights the latest trends in chocolate products with almonds. Chocolatier Wendy Sherwood of the Culinary Institute of America shares recipes and her inspiration behind the development, with a look into how she works to align confectionary concepts with the latest consumer trends. 




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