The Long, Hard and Very Worthwhile Task of Cultivating Agave

One of Sugar Foods fastest growing sweeteners is its Naturel® Agave, which is a blend of 90 percent agave and 10 percent natural cane juice. The all-natural sweetener, which is gluten-free and non-GMO, has numerous benefits and uses.

The agave plant has long been sought after for its naturally sweet nectar. This coveted succulent thrives in the rich sandy soils of Mexico, where Sugar Foods sources its Naturel® Agave. …

Five Menu Trends for the Future

In the movie, “Sleeper”, Woody Allen takes a shot at our never-ending paranoia about certain foods when his futuristic characters happily chow down on milkshakes and hamburgers.  “We have found they are actually very good for us,” they say.

In addition to making fun of us, Woody proposed that we never know what the future will bring when it comes to our diets.…

When You Say Toppings, Say Cheese!

Cheese has always been a popular way to add flavor to food. On everything from salads to chili to soups, sandwiches, baked potatoes and pizza, you probably add cheese to add zest, aroma and piquancy to a favorite dish.

Toppings are one of our favorite ways to spice things up and create some dimension to food.  As the diet and cravings of diners have changed, so too have the toppings they can apply to entrees and side dishes.…

2015 Foodservice Predictions: A Sweet Year Lies Ahead

If 2014 was the year of the oxymoron in foodservice, then 2015 will see a continuing evolution imposed by technology, green practices and ethnic foods.

This past year, we saw kale dominate as the greenest of greens to eat.  On the other hand, there was all of that bacon, so ubiquitous we saw it in everything from multi-layered gourmet sandwiches to exotic candies and desserts. While healthy and sustainable menus became de rigueur, it was also the year of the …

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