The Israel Export Institute has compiled a list of ten of the most significant food trends to look out for at Anuga 2015, which begins in Cologne this weekend.
They include new convenient formats for snacks and an innovative clean-label avocado oil, representing the best of Israeli innovation in ten relevant trend areas.
Israel Export Institute food and beverage manager Carolin Nave said: “The Taste of Israel Pavilion reflects modern Israeli cuisine based on the healthy, traditional Middle Eastern and Mediterranean ingredients favoured by the region’s melting pot of ethnic cultures. For example, Sindyanna of Galilee is a Fairtrade, Jewish-Arab NGO selling olive oil from Israeli Arab farmers; it encourages sustainable organic agriculture while investing all its profits in the education and empowerment of Arab women.”
The institute will be exhibiting at Anuga less than a month after FoodBev reported that Israel’s food exports to Asia had risen by 12% in a year; the country’s food and beverage export sales topped $100m in the first half of 2015, driven by growth within the Chinese and Indian markets.
Ten trends to look out for at Anuga:
Dodot’s Shelley Anne’s Crackers will exhibit its all-natural crackers. Made with a mix of whole grains, seeds and water, they’re baked using patented technology. The crackers boast a wealth of essential healthy ingredients, are rich in protein, natural insoluble fibres, vitamin B and minerals, without additives.
Carmel Agrexco will launch an all-natural cashew butter spread produced by a unique cold-grinding technique to keep all the nutrients, without preservatives or additives. This vegan spread is ideal as a dairy butter alternative and answers the clean label trend as well.
Sanlakol will launch a new line of hummus spreads and dips, packed in innovative single-serve plastic containers with easy-to-open foil seals. The nutritious, high-protein and high-fibre spreads are produced with advanced technology to ensure food safety and long shelf life, and need no refrigeration. They’re an ideal inclusion for kids’ school meals, are vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, and contain no preservatives.
Snacks on the go
Rushdi Food Industries will launch a new line of its “on-the-go” healthy sesame snacks, based on the sweet Middle Eastern delicacy halvah. Each snack bar is rich in protein, provides 35% of the daily calcium requirements and 29% of iron but has only 99 calories per serving. They’re gluten-free and vegan-friendly, and contain no preservatives.
A healthy, superfood-derived mayonnaise alternative in a squeezable bottle helps address the current egg crisis. SeedBorn(e), developed by Rushdi Food Industries, is a new salad dressing made from just a single ingredient: sesame. Full of flavour and high-value nutrients, SeedBorn(e) is the best alternative to egg mayonnaise-based dressings, such as Ranch or Bleu cheese.
PriNiv’s Green Juice is the next-generation all-natural beverage. PriNiv uses proprietary technology to squeeze juices from locally grown, hand-selected and harvested apples, cucumbers, avocados, kiwi, lettuce, spinach, parsley and mint, then adds high-protein, vitamin-rich spirulina. Nutrients and freshness are retained for extended shelf-life without preservatives, colours, or added sugar.
Family-owned Cérémonie Tea has quickly become one of Israel’s leading tea companies. The company will exhibit its new whole leaf tea flavour, citronella green tea. This all-natural tea includes sencha green tea, lemongrass, and lemon verbena, each single serving individually wrapped in a unique, carefully crafted mini cube.
Carmel Agrexco will launch a clean label avocado oil for the European market. It contains no preservatives or colourings. Because of its particular fat ratios, the 100% extra virgin avocado oil has a naturally high smoking point of 482°F (250°C). This makes it particularly useful for everything from frying and baking to salad dressings. Carmel Agrexco works with local farmers and controls the supply chain from harvest to the retail market. The new avocado oil is high in unsaturated fatty acids, thus helping decrease LDL-cholesterol levels while increasing levels of HDL cholesterol. It also is rich in vitamin E.
A new line of healthy, salt-roasted nuts – including peanuts, cashews, almonds and peeled pistachios – was developed by Pnuts&Fruits. The products are uniquely packed using nitrogen instead of preservatives to keep product freshness up to seven months. Salted with natural Red Sea salt, potato starch is used instead of the more common wheat flour to coat the salt to the nuts, making the product gluten-free as well.
A new line of honey cookies based on original family recipes by Angel will be launched at Anuga 2015. The rich, additive-free cookies are flavoured with exotic spices of anise, ginger, chili, or with a hint of wasabi.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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