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AHD International to Highlight New Food and Beverage Applications for LuraLean® at IFT Show

AHD International, a distributor of new-to- market nutraceutical and functional food ingredients, is gearing up for this year's IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo with several recently introduced functional food and beverage ingredients that it will be showcasing June 6-9 at Southern California’s Anaheim Convention Center.

Recognized as an official IFT Trend Tour ingredient in the Weight Management category, AHD's condensed dietary fiber formula LuraLean(R) is now available for use in frozen foods, meat products and soups, in addition to its existing applications for baked goods and high- and low-viscosity beverages. In addition to its functional food and beverage versatility, LuraLean's 60 human clinical trials and 14 safety studies conclude the all-natural, plant-based ingredient poses no adverse side effects and is safe for all age groups. Interested IFT attendees can visit AHD's booth #2116 to find out more about LuraLean's ability to promote weight loss and its finished goods potential.

AHD representatives, including president John Alkire, and the company's exclusive source supplier The Chia Company, will also be on- hand to showcase several chia seed offerings. AHD's current North American offerings include black and white Chia Seeds, as well as Chia Meal, Oil, Powder and gluten-free Chia Flour — all of which provide substantial amounts of dietary fiber, protein, antioxidants and plant- based omega-3 EFAs.

"AHD has observed an extremely strong consumer interest in functional foods and beverages over the past year," said Alkire. "Our expanding, naturally-sourced ingredient library offers manufacturers some innovative options to improve the nutritional profile of their product lines and deliver consumers the health benefits they are demanding from their foods and beverages."

To schedule an IFT appointment with AHD International, please contact Courtney Morton at 801-538-0777 ext. 102 or or stop by IFT booth #2116 (Hall B).

About AHD International:
AHD International is a major supplier of the highest quality new-to- market nutraceutical ingredients and functional food products to manufacturers, wholesalers and food companies worldwide. AHD's triple- check system ensures that products are evaluated for natural purity, consistency and exceptional quality. For more information on AHD's wholesale nutraceutical and functional food ingredients call
404-233-4022 or visit

About IFT:
The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the only event that brings together decision-makers from all of the many disciplines involved in food science and technology for scientific education and career development. Nearly 22,000 food industry professionals from around the globe participate in IFT to learn about the latest developments in scientific research, technologies, new products and consumer trends.
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