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Food Focus

The latest monthly Food Focus feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.

Rise and shine

A full English may not spring to mind when contemplating a nutritious cooked breakfast but Jane Wolfe highlights NPD for healthier versions.

Plant-based profusion

With celebs investing in vegan brands, certified launches rising and availability improving, the plant-based sector has never looked healthie

Alt-milk movement

In the past year we’ve seen court action, legislation regarding the use of dairy-based descriptors and concerns raised about sustainability.

Lunch bunch

As we tentatively emerge from lockdown, Jane Wolfe unpacks what’s on offer for those heading back to the office seeking a quick, nutritious lunch...

Colour pop

That old childhood adage ‘eat up your greens’ has moved on, writes Denise Barrett, to a new generation of rainbow-coloured superfoods.

Free and easy

With ‘free-from’ now used as a broad term to encompass any foods free from any unwanted element its original function can get overlooked.

The flavours of the world

Globetrotting may be off limits, but Rosie Greenaway tours the Foods of the World sector to see which foreign influences are on shelves. 

Pandemic pantry

Rosie Greenaway takes a walk down the ambient aisle to browse the perfect store cupboard staples for a well-stocked pandemic pantry.

Sweet dreams

With lockdown inducing us to hanker after sweet treats to lift our spirits, Jane Wolfe looks at healthier options to satisfy cravings

Start the day right

Rosie Greenaway finds out which breakfast staples have been kickstarting the day in lockdown kitchens around the UK. 

From strength to strength

Ahead of Veganuary, Rosie Greenaway catches up with Toni Vernelli about how the pandemic has boosted interest in plant-based living.

Home comforts

Whether replicating the coffee shop experience at home, or hooking up on Zoom for a cuppa, hot drinks this year are all about home comforts.

Nature has the answer

As we continue to face COVID-19 challenges, organic is enjoying growth. Emily McCoy hears why the Organic September campaign says nature has the answer.

The art of healthy baking

Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.

Deep freeze

Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.

Keeping a clear head

The market for low- and no-alcohol drinks is booming thanks to a clear-headed millennial market of discerning soberistas, Claire Lavelle reports.

Feel free

Kate Miller dives into the free-from sector and discovers the traditional Russian ingredients and improved nutritional profile changing the UK’s free-from scene The free-from sector is...

In a pickle

From kombucha to kraut, and kimchi to kefir, the fermented market is alive and kicking. Rosie Greenaway discovers the ancient art of fermenting and...

The breakfast club

We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told...

Living life on the veg

Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores...