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5@5: Walmart's new offering is a bag of ugly apples | How consumers read the Nutrition Facts panel

5@5: Walmart's new offering is a bag of ugly apples | How consumers read the Nutrition Facts panel

Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Walmart, America's largest grocer, is now selling ugly fruit and vegetables

Walmart is piloting sales of bags of bruised apples—which it's branding "I'm Perfect"—in 300 of its Florida stores. It's also been selling bags of misshapen potatoes it's calling "Spuglies" in some 400 Texas stores earlier this year. Read more at NPR...


Nutrition 101: Consumers actually do read product labels

New data from The Hartman Group reveals that 81 percent of consumers who are watching their weight ant 72 percent of those who aren't say they read Nutrition Facts panel of food products. The most important elements, they say, are calories, sugar, serving size and total fat. Read more at Forbes...

Why so many men are cooking

More American men are cooking today than have been in the past 30 years, and they're spending more time doing it. How can food companies take advantage of this trend? Read more at The Washington Post...


Is jackfruit the next big meat substitute?

Some say the Indian fruit is moving from exotic to mainstream thanks to companies like The Jackfruit Co. and Upton's Natural. Read more at National Geographic...


Chobani launches open call for applications for new food incubator

As part of its newly launched New York-based incubator, Chobani is offering six months of access to space in its facility, a $25,000 grant and business workshops for natural food startups. Read more at Food Dive...

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