This week: NP Nutra adds 6 new ingredients | Pereg Natural Foods introduces kaniwa

New product and company launches, certifications and other natural products company news this week.

Pereg Natural Foods will introduce the next new super food—kañiwa—also known as baby quinoa, at the upcoming Kosherfest trade show next week. Kañiwa is an excellent source of complete protein and amino acids, is high in iron and is gluten-free. Kañiwa is dark reddish-brown in color and about half the size of a tiny quinoa seed. It cooks up quickly to resemble a smaller version of red quinoa.

Saint Louis Metro-East's newest business, BUDDERS Better Organic Seasoning Company, is accepting orders for its signature kosher and organic seasoning blends, BUDDERS Better Montreal Seasoning—Original and Spicy, via BuddersBetter.com.

Biova LLC, a leader in water soluble egg membrane ingredients for joint and skin health applications, has finalized an agreement with UK-based Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd. to be the exclusive distributor for BiovaDerm in the United Kingdom.

Ingredient supplier Nature's Power Nutraceuticals has added six new products to is line of wholesale botanical ingredients and extracts, including organic baobab powder, alfalfa juice powder, sea buckthorn juice powder, elderberry juice powder, elderberry freeze-dried powder and hemp oil. 

New Hampshire-based Popzup, which pioneers healthy popcorn options like its chemical- and plastic-free patented Popzup Popper microwave popcorn, won the top prize at last week's Rochester Economic Development Commission and Alpha Loft's 2016 Seacoast Start Up NH competition. Cofounders Julie and Marty Lapham started the business as an alternative to conventional microwave popcorn. 

Cellana Inc., a leading developer of algae-based products for sustainable nutrition and energy applications, and PIVEG Inc., a leader in high specification ingredients for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, food and beverage, feed and cosmetics industries, announced that they have signed a letter of intent for the joint development and commercialization of omega-3 oils and other high-value applications from algae biomass.

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