Margaret Malochleb

Margaret Malochleb

Sunflower seed hemp butter

Once Again Nut Butter has added Sunflower Hemp Butter to its lineup of sustainable products. Made with organically grown sunflower seeds, plus organic hemp oil for a boost of antioxidants, amino acids, and omega fatty acids, the allergy-friendly sunflower butter is dry roasted for enhanced flavor and lightly sweetened for taste appeal.

Delicious paired with toast or fruit, mixed into oatmeal or yogurt, and baked into cookies, Sunflower Hemp Butter delivers 5 grams of plant protein, along with a healthy dose of iron, potassium, and Vitamin E. It is also certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, vegan, kosher, free of gluten, preservatives, and cholesterol, and is the latest entry into the brand’s Honest in Trade sustainability program.

Organic Sunflower Hemp Butter from Once Again Butter comes in 16-ounce recycled glass jars and is available online for a suggested retail price of $6.49.

Probiotic gut shots

Good Culture recently debuted its line of Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots, which combine the probiotics in cultured kefir with functional ingredients like turmeric, matcha, chaga, and collagen.

Starting with a base of pasture-raised kefir that boosts immunity, the shots are lightly sweetened with sweet potato juice and coconut sugar and contain no synthetic hormones, preservatives, gums, or artificial ingredients.

“Good Culture is built on the mission to deliver healing foods made with clean ingredients,” said Jesse Merrill, cofounder and CEO. “As we looked to expand our portfolio of pasture-raised cultured dairy products, we wanted to offer an easy, on-the-go way to get your daily dose of gut-friendly probiotics.”

Good Culture’s Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots are available in four varieties: Pineapple + Turmeric to support brain function and joint health; Vanilla + Collagen to strengthen hair, skin, and nails; Chai + Matcha to create calm, focused energy; and Chocolate + Chaga to boost energy and deepen immunity.

Wellness Probiotic Gut Shots are available at Whole Foods Market for a suggested retail price of $5.99 for a 3.4-ounce bottle.

Meal starter simplifies home cooking

The latest innovation from Del Monte Foods’ College Inn brand is a meal starter made of stock, herbs, and delicious seasonings, designed to help busy consumers create easy, one-pot meals. Simple Starter is made with 100% natural, rich, and savory College Inn stock. With the addition of a favorite protein or starch and veggies, a hearty, homecooked meal can be prepared in a pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stovetop in a Dutch oven or skillet.

“As the trend of one-pot meals continues to soar, we anticipate Simple Starter becoming a creative solution to busy consumers’ wants and needs for simple-to-make weeknight meals,” said Liam Farrell, vice president of brand marketing for Del Monte Foods. “Not only is it super easy to use, Simple Starter creates nourishing and delicious, full-flavor meals that will have family and friends thinking you spent all day in the kitchen.”

Simple Starter is available in Savory Chicken, Hearty Beef, and Mexican-Style flavors and can be found at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.49 for a 24-ounce container.

About the Author

Margaret Malochleb, Associate Editor, produces content for the News, New Products, Books, and IFT World departments and researches and writes feature articles on a variety of topics.
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