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The newest natural snacks

The trends and flavors behind Americas new favorite snacks

These products are adding a new depth to the snack category providing creative, better-for-you alternatives to traditional favorites like whole fruit snacks, seaweed chips, grain-free cookies and sprouted food pretzels. They prove that munching between meals doesn't have to be a healthy-diet catastrophe. 

It’s no secret that Americans love to snack. But just how much do we rely on meals between meals to stay fueled throughout the day? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we average 4.9 snacks and meals daily. That’s a 29 percent increase since the 1970s.

Convenience is the name of the game, with consumers ranking portability as the most important factor when choosing a snack, according to Mintel. Who has time to sit and savor when there are always places to go,

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