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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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Nutception: Justin’s introduces “world’s first” organic nut butter covered nuts

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What’s the scoop? Comax Flavors examines US ice cream habits including plant-based popularity

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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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Plant-based meat alternatives based on pea, chickpea and soy proteins

14 Nov 2018 --- The Naturli Foods’ burgers and mince products are made from almonds, tomatoes and porcini mushrooms. According to the company, the products are not designed to taste like beef but rather have an underlying “meatiness” thanks to the umami flavor. Similar to the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger, Naturli’s product bleeds with the help of beets, to give the burger a reddish color. The company presented their meat-free and vegan concepts at SIAL 2018, including a vegan spread, ice cream, beverages and plant-based meat alternatives.  

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Hydrocolloids for vegetable-based protein beverages

28 Aug 2018 --- CP Kelco presented Fermented Gold, For Gut’s Sake and Fruity Fixation samples at IFT 2018. The latter featured the suspension of pineapple slivers provided by KELCOGEL HM-B [E] gellan gum, which is non-GMO Project Verified. The protein protection at a low pH is achieved through CEKOL LVD cellulose gum. Wanda Jurlina at CP Kelco spoke about the potential for hydrocolloids for vegetable-based protein beverages. “We have been working in the area of plant-based proteins for many years now. Beverages have really taken off and we have all kinds of protein, from pea to almond, a whole variety of nuts, as well as traditional soy products. What we are now seeing is going beyond beverages; we are going into cultured products. People are looking for more ways to deliver these healthy proteins that consumers want,” she notes.

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Almonds gain greater NPD traction

30 Jul 2018 --- The Almond Board of California (ABC) presented snacking insights and samples at IFT, Chicago. With the latest research and live demonstrations, ABC’s industry and culinary experts were available to address questions about California almonds. Throughout IFT 2018, Chef Rob Corliss of All Things Epicurean was available for individual or small-group California Almond Solution Sessions, offering a deep-dive into the inspiration of this year’s IFT samples and assistance for other almond-related inquiries. The company presented new product data from Innova Market Insights, which highlighted the almond’s continued role as the leading nut in new product development. FoodIngredientsFirst spoke with Molly Spence on almonds gaining greater NPD traction. 




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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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Almonds and Nutrition: Maintaining Healthy Longevity

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Identifying Flavor Volatiles in California Almonds

26 Apr 2017 --- Understanding the compounds responsible for almonds’ signature attributes is key to understanding almonds’ flavor.

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Opinion Edge: The Supplier View: 2017 Food Trends

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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




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