Eating / Food and Cooking

Vegetarian seaweed caviar; Introducing cupuaçu; bacteria gum; Walmart-only flavor

Nibbles is a compendium of food, dining and beverage information from the U.S. and the world edited by John Lehndorff

Reported by a Nibbles Food Trend Blog reader:

I have discovered a vegetarian seaweed caviar available commercially:

Reported bt Natural Foods Merchandiser:

Mintel predicts cupuaçu, which contains 10 vitamins and antioxidants along with essential fatty acids and amino acids, will become the next big superfruit. Cupuaçu’s yellow fruit is a mango substitute in desserts.

 Reported by

Gums and candies that reduce tooth decay through probiotic bacteria could be the next area of focus for probiotics, researchers say. Dr. Christine Lang from Organobalance says bacteria called Lactobacillus paracasei are effective in combating dental plaque.

Reported by the Times of India:

Researchers say drinking at least one cup of green tea daily can help protect teeth. In a study of 25,000 Japanese men and women ages 40 to 64, tea-drinking men were 19% less likely to have fewer than 20 teeth.

Reported by Serious Eats:

The good news is that Flourless Chocolate Cake is one of the best new Ben & Jerry’s flavors I’ve had in years. The bad news: it’s a “limited batch” that’s only available at Walmart Supercenters.

 John Lehndorff is a Boulder, Co.-based food trend researcher, food writer and consultant. He is a former newspaper food editor and restaurant critic, author of a restaurant guide book, and executive director of the American Pie Council.

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