Natural Products Expo West 2012 Trends

Posted 04/10/2012 | By HealthCorps

Every year in March, over 5000 vendors gather together at the Anaheim Convention Center to showcase products that fall under the heading of “natural.” They include: food, skincare, supplements, pet care, home cleaning products, clothing, baby-care and cookware and storage items.

This year’s trends included:

Chia seeds – Expect to see them in snacks and nutrition bars

Lighter nutrition bars to address the need to separate snack bars from meal replacement bars in terms of calories

Better meat alternative formulations – with texture, taste and sodium modifications

More whole grain options – with quinoa, millet and others coming front and center as rice and potato alternatives

Frozen desserts – low cal offerings that feature Greek yogurt, almond milk and goat’s milk

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