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Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on news and trends.

Jalapeno Benefits

Is Eating Jalapeño Peppers Good for You?

In addition to its unique spicy flavor, the jalapeño also happens to be rich in nutrients and bioactive compounds that have been proven to be good for overall health and wellness. And while these spicy peppers are known for their heat, the different cultivars all have different levels of spiciness according to the Scoville scale.

Product Concept Development

Silva Rolls Out New Product Concept Capabilities

With extensive experience, advanced processing facilities, and a global reach, Silva International has provided food manufacturers with everything they need to deliver high quality end products that delight and impress their customers. This year, we are expanding our capabilities by offering product concept development, a value-added bonus that can help you identify even more new options for your business.

Pet Food Trends 2024

Pet Food Trends for 2024

In the past few decades, the market for pet food has grown considerably, and in many ways the pet food products being developed have reflected the meals of their human counterparts. In 2024, this connection between human food and pet food trends will continue to grow closer.

Human Food Trends

What’s New for 2024?

This year, consumers can expect some new trends and some that will continue from recent years. For instance, plant-based alternatives to meat and fish are likely to become even more prevalent as the desire for better health and wellness keeps growing. At the same time, forces like climate change and political instability around the world are highlighting a desire for comfort foods and relaxation.

Broccoli Superfood

Is Broccoli a Superfood?

There’s no doubt broccoli is a great choice for any kind of healthy diet, but research in recent years has shown that this "superfood" may also have a broader range of health benefits.

Silva Process

Silva’s Process: How Good-For-You Gets Done

At Silva, we are proud of our state-of-the-art processing facility that allows us to offer the best ingredients from growers around the world. From field to delivery, Silva’s processes set us apart as a leading provider of premium dried ingredients that can meet the demands of any customer.

Dried Foods Thanskgiving

Dried Ingredients: The Unsung Heroes of a Thanksgiving Feast

Each Thanksgiving, we get the chance to indulge in foods like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie; yet the fresh poultry and vegetables that go into these dishes would be quite bland without something extra: dried ingredients. From the herbs and spices that infuse each dish with flavor to ready made side dishes that ease the burden on busy cooks, dried ingredients are the added spark that can help make any Thanksgiving a huge success.

Health Benefits Cranberries

What Are the Health Benefits of Cranberries?

While cranberry sauce may be the go-to form on Thanksgiving, cranberry juice, cranberry extract, raw cranberries, and dried cranberries can all be used in a variety of ways. Moreover, though, the cranberry is a nutritional powerhouse that provides a number of important health benefits.

Trending Sauces Condiments

Adding Flare: Trending Sauces and Condiments

For high-end chefs in the most exclusive restaurants, sauces have long been the heroes of flavor. Rather than just an afterthought, these additions can actually be the star of the dish when done right and when done with the best ingredients.

Health Benefits Butternut Squash

Understanding the Health Benefits of Butternut Squash

After the pumpkin, one of the most common and popular foods associated with autumn is the butternut squash. From savory favorites like butternut squash soups and stews to sweeter items like pies or muffins, the nutty flavor of this gourd is usable in ways similar to the sweet potato. But besides being a tasty addition to a fall dish, butternut squash is also loaded with nutrients that provide numerous health benefits.