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The trends and flavors behind America’s new favorite snacks

The newest natural 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.

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