From May 9-11, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association will be hosting its annual conference and trade show in Toronto. http://www.convention.cpma.ca/
Here’s a preview of what’s on display in the New Product Showcase. Canadian innovators continue to focus on taste, health and convenience.
Carisma potatoes by EarthFresh. Canada’s first low-glycemic response, all-purpose potato resulted from the company’s partnership with potato breeder Agrico and its focus on reducing sugars and increasing high dry matter. The science is based on blood glucose testing done on human subjects, says Stephanie Cutaia, marketing manager for EarthFresh Foods. The tests were done at the world-renowned Low Glycemic Response Labs by Dr. Thomas Wolever and his research team at the University of Toronto. For more information, go to: http://carismapotatoes.ca/about-carisma/why-is-carisma-unique/
The company describes the flavour of Carisma potatoes as melt-in-the-mouth and creamy.
Pasta kit with Minzano saucing tomatoes by Mastronardi Produce. This concept embraces convenience with a nod to folks who want to have a hand in cooking and still have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes. The Sunset Minzano pasta kit contains one pound of fresh saucing tomatoes with eight ounces of pasta and mixed seasonings chosen by Chef Roger Mooking.
Vegetable noodles by Sliced FC. Vegetable noodles are on trend with a pasta-like product that’s gluten-free. Available in sweet potato, zucchini, beets and butternut squash, this innovative product from The Star Group speaks to convenience. Available in either spaghetti, fettucine or chip cuts, the vegetable noodles can be cooked in a variety of ways: blanched, stir fried or broiled. Facilities in Calgary, Alberta and Winnipeg, Manitoba produce the fresh-cut product.