A spinach dip that disappears first at the party is more than just spinach. Every ingredient needs to be thought through. You can offer your customers all the allure of a handmade spinach artichoke dip, but without the prep time it takes from start to a bubbly, crispy finish in a baking dish.
We know the reaction cats have to catnip—a perfectly normal feline suddenly goes wild due to the oil in catnip interacting with the cat’s nasal tissue. Cats may get sent to another dimension by a little leafy treat, but there are other ways to reward behavior and strengthen the bond between cats and owners—through healthy, protein-based snacks.
At Silva, quality control of our ingredients is part of what sets us apart. This starts with our global partner raw material suppliers. To ensure you can count on receiving the ingredients you are looking for without any danger of pests or contaminants, Silva integrates ZerOx all-natural insect treatment into its production process for all raw material entering the United States.
They aren’t thought of often, but carrots are a great example of a versatile ingredient. This root vegetable has many uses as a product component, and not just to add a distinctive bite of flavor.
Steam Sterilization of Spices and Dehydrated Ingredients Still Leads the Way in Food Safety Processes
As technology has changed over the years, certain processes of ensuring that the food we produce is safe have gone in and out of style. Steam sterilization, though, has been around for a long time. And although its execution has been refined over the years, it remains an industry leader for reducing the microbial count of spices and dehydrated fruits and vegetables.
When most people think about protein, they think of meat. Sure, meat is a great source of protein, but vegetables can provide a protein boost as well. Not only that, but there are trends that indicate that vegetable-based protein products are growing in popularity.
This year Silva International Inc. began the process of certifying several products under the Non-GMO Project, North America’s only independent verification body that uses third-party inspectors to verify the products produced are according to strict best practices for GMO avoidance.