Fruit provides an option for consumers looking for less sugary snacks

Fruits are high in essential nutrients, and the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends adults eat at least 1½ to 2 cups per day. According to the CDC, though, only 12 percent of adults meet those guidelines.

According to Kristie Hung, marketing specialist, Sensient Natural Ingredients, Turlock, CA, Hatch chile has been gaining traction. The company’s new Red Hatch Chile flakes and granules offer a sweet, earthy flavor and mellow front-end heat. The company has also introduced organic ancho and jalapeño. “We have seen chile peppers incorporated in bakery items like organic jalapeño chocolate brownies, organic ancho lemon cake pops, pineapple jalapeño turnovers and goat cheese tart with mango habanero jam.”

Such interesting flavors can quickly elevate products from simply a snack to an experience.

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