We like to eat things that are appealing. Sure, there are people who will blend together a healthy mix of fruits, vegetables, and other food items and then drink down the thick, gooey liquid. But that’s not most of us. Most of us want to eat things we believe both are good and look good. With the different options available to food product development teams today, it’s possible to do some of both, resulting in products consumers love.
Wondering about what's happening at Silva? Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on the latest news.
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.
Whether you’re producing either a snack food or a pet food using puffed or extruded technologies, you need ingredients you can trust. Silva sources the best raw ingredients and then processes them in ways that meet or exceed industry standards.
Craft beer has been growing at a phenomenal rate in the United States in the last 10 years. This has led many brewhouses to develop beers that incorporate ingredients you wouldn’t normally associate with beer—fruits and vegetables.
Customers are drawn to products with vibrant colors that grab their attention visually. How can you provide the visual pop customers are looking for while avoiding artificial colors? Many companies are turning to the natural color of vegetables as a solution to this dilemma.
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.
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law in 2011, but that was really just the beginning. Compliance dates related to FSMA have already come for some companies and are quickly approaching for others … and here at Silva, we’ve already been taking many steps to ensure that we meet or exceed the requirements of FSMA.
Spicy ingredients are nothing new … but their popularity has been growing in the last couple of years to the point that they are showing up more and more. ... Foods that contain some spice have been growing in the past few years and now that trend has even hit snack foods.
At this point, everyone has heard of superfoods. Although it’s not an official designation, the superfood title has been given to many plant-based foods that are nutritionally dense. Superfoods can deliver unusually high amounts of healthy benefits in each bite, which is the main reason why superfoods are all the rage.