Natural Foods Merchandiser

16 superfood products taking flight today

More brands than ever are incorporating superfoods into their products. Here are some examples. Read the accompanying story, "Superfoods keep gaining traction as more products pack ’em in," here.

Peace Cereal Purple Corn Flakes
This delicious, lightly sweetened cereal is made with a USDA Organic blend of purple whole corn flour (filled with antioxidants and fiber) and brown rice flour. Sweetened with a better-for-you blend of cane sugar and barley malt syrup, each 90-calorie serving also delivers 2 grams protein. Eat with almond milk for a vegan, fill-you-up breakfast. SRP: $4.99

Royal Hawaiian Orchards Dark Chocolate Blueberry Açaí Macadamias
Picture roasted macadamia nuts enrobed in delicious dark chocolate, and spiked with açai and blueberry powder. They’re addictive. But the coolest part of this Non-GMO Project Verified snack is that Royal Hawaiian practices sustainable agriculture on its 523,000-tree macadamia nut farm. Just two examples: It prioritizes predatory insects for pest control rather than chemicals and composts nut hulls to build soil health. SRP: $4.99

Que Pasa Purple Corn Tortilla Chips
Yes, it’s a tortilla chip. But a tortilla chip made with antioxidant-rich, USDA Organic purple corn that has been stone ground the traditional way—via hand-cut lava stones. Also in these crunchy, flavorful snacks: sunflower oil, quinoa, chia seeds, sea salt and a touch of lime. An ancient grain version contains buckwheat, amaranth and quinoa. SRP: $3.49-$3.99

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Smoothie Plus Greens Chocolate
We love this plant-based protein powder from hemp-obsessed brand Manitoba Harvest. Sweetened with coconut sugar and spiked with fair-trade cocoa powder, hemp protein concentrate delivers 15 grams per 4 tablespoons. High-nutrient vegetables including organic spinach, kale and broccoli up this smoothie’s healthy factor. SRP: $24.99

Primal Kitchen Greek Vinaigrette
Can a salad dressing be a superfood? It can if it contains no refined sugars and trans fats, avocado oil and organic oil of oregano, an ingredient that boasts exceptionally high antioxidants and may even protect against certain viruses. This new line extension from Primal Kitchen is also paleo approved. Read: no gluten, dairy, soy and more no-no’s. Also keep an eye out for Primal Kitchen’s new grass-fed, collagen-infused chocolate and almond bars. SRP: $6.99

Everly Pomegranate Maqui Berry Drink Mix
This zero-calorie beverage is sweetened with a combination of stevia and erythritol, and flavored with maqui berry and pomegranate extracts. While each packet delivers 50 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C, Everly’s mission is to get consumers to drink more water by making it more interesting. For every box of Everly sold, the brand donates a packet of life-saving hydration medicine to treat a child sick with waterborne disease. SRP: $2.99-$3.49 per 6-packet box

Aiya Organic Matcha Infused Sencha
Verdant green, antioxidant-packed USDA Organic matcha is paired with sencha tea in this grassy, earthy tea. Aiya sources tea from Southwest Japan, where volcanic soil lends a unique terroir to these two green teas. We love how matcha also contains L-theanine, which relaxes you without putting you to sleep. Pyramid-shaped bags contribute to a perfect brew. SRP: $9.20

Sol Natural Foods Macaccino Roasted Maca Blend
Not into smoothies or supplements? No problem. Now, the benefits of maca come just like the morning cup of joe. This roasted maca blend (the traditional way of consuming the Peruvian root) delivers amino acids, vitamins, minerals and no after-coffee jitters. Plus, Sol Natural Foods supports local Peruvian charities in maca-growing regions that work with children’s health care and education. SRP: $23.95

Native State Foods Original Pinole
Wild purple maize is a far cry from the hybridized corn that drives Big Ag in the United States. Packed with antioxidants, this whole-grain porridge takes inspiration from the food Aztec warriors and Tarahumara Indians used to fuel their highly physical day-to-day. Pea protein, organic blue agave syrup, fair trade cacao, cinnamon, allspice and more add punch for a warm morning meal. SRP: $7.99

Earnest Eats Energized Hot Cereal A.M. Trail Mix
Those who seek a filling, healthy, energizing breakfast are in luck. This 97 percent organic hot cereal contains coffee flour, dried coffee fruit pulp that’s a byproduct of coffee production. The cereal also contains oats, quinoa, amaranth, raisins, sunflower seeds, flax, hemp seeds and more. Oh, and each serving contains 15 to 20 mg of caffeine. SRP: $2.99

Pique Tea Organic Tea Sampler
Sure, the health benefits of tea are nothing new. But Pique is notable because of a unique delivery system that ditches the brewing process. Each packet of Pique contains tea “crystals” that perfectly dissolve into hot water. These beautifully packaged, single-ingredient teas, which range from Jasmine to Earl Grey to Sencha, are USDA Organic, and sourced directly from tea growers. SRP: $9.69

Javazen Boost
Coffee. Tea. Açaí: These three organic ingredients don’t seem like they go well together. But when blended and made in a French press, the result is surprising. In this energizing product, Javazen creates a harmonious, caffeine-packed blend that charges mornings. Also check out the brand’s lower-caffeine blend, which contains a small amount of coffee, rooibos, honeybush, goji berry, lucuma and ground vanilla bean. SRP: $14.99

Natierra Chia Crunch Mango
Pop these toothsome snacks into your kid’s lunchbox for a sweet-tangy bite. Made with USDA Organic and fair trade ingredients like fruit purees and chia seeds, each orb delivers vitamins, minerals and good fats from the chia. Natierra is particularly cool because the brand frequently partners with small-scale farmers to empower families with fair wages. SRP: $4.99

Core Organic Pomegranate Blue Açaí
Although this new beverage delivers ample antioxidants derived from white tea extract and maqui berry powder, this USDA Organic sipper delivers just 5 calories. How? With a blend of erythritol, stevia, lemon juice and coconut water extract for a touch of sweetness. The result is a light, tangy sipper to quench thirst. SRP: $2.49

Pichuberry Nutri Bar
Native to the rich, volcanic soils of the Andes, Pichuberries taste like a tart-sweet yellow tomato. The pretty fruit was later cultivated in South Africa and Australia. Packed with vitamin A, antioxidants and even a bit of protein, the brand recently launched a low-sugar Pichuberry bar that contains banana and quinoa. Also available in a dark chocolate-coated version. SRP: $1.89

Powbab Baobab Superfruit Chews
Technically a supplement, these tasty chews contain added vitamin A, C and E, and 750 mg raw, unprocessed baobab fruit pulp. Impressively, each chew delivers 100 percent of daily antioxidant needs (an ORAC value of 3,000 per chew). We love how Powbab partners with organizations that further accessibility to organic and sustainable agriculture. SRP: $5.99 for
6 pouches


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