Sweet proteins… finally ready for prime time?

Several companies are now deploying synthetic biology to ‘program’ microbes to express sweet proteins, from Roquette and Brain Biotech AG​​​, who aim to take brazzein (an ultra-sweet protein found in oubli berries that they are producing via microbial fermentation) to market in coming years, to Israel-based Amai Proteins​​ , which makes ‘designer’ sweet proteins. FoodNavigator-USA … Read more

SOBE is Sweet on Honey!

Over the weekend the National Honey Board (NHB) was in sunny Miami, Florida for the 15th annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE (SOBE WFF). A first-time event for the NHB, honey was well represented throughout the weekend through the grand tasting and many special … Read more

Six Steps to a Sweet Family Summer

With the passing of Memorial Day summer is here (although the first official day of summer is actually June 20th)! It’s time for planning summer vacations, family gatherings and anything that will keep the kids busy until school starts again in the fall. If a vacation is not in the budget or you’re just looking … Read more

National Pollinator Week is a Sweet Celebration

National Pollinator Week officially kicks off June 17th, and we couldn’t be more excited to spend an entire week celebrating all pollinators for the great work that they do to keep our world beautiful and our delicious meals! National Pollinator Week’s history began just over a decade ago when the US Senate designated that a … Read more

Sweet Inspiration at Honey Summit 2017 For…

The National Honey Board (NHB) had the privilege of welcoming some of the country’s top foodservice industry professionals to Honey Summit 2017, held in late July at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in St. Helena, Calif. The esteemed participants included representatives from Jamba Juice, Wendy’s, Sun Basket, Landry’s/Chart House, and more. The Honey Summit … Read more

Celebrate Father’s Day with Sweet Honey…

To many, and especially in the mainstream media (referring to all of the advertisements we’ve been seeing lately), fathers (and specifically Father’s Day) are synonymous with grilling. Whether it’s because of the nice weather we always seem to have surrounding Father’s Day, or simply that it is a favorite pastime of our fathers, grilling for … Read more

Apitourism: A Sweet Travel Trend

When you’re ready to travel again, consider visiting an apitourism destination for your next vacation or a sweet weekend getaway. With bee-centric experiences and honey-inspired cuisines available, it’s no wonder why the travel industry is abuzz about it. Apitourism is a travel concept that combines bees and beekeeping with memorable journeys for the whole family … Read more

Sweet Victory chewing gum helps fight sugar cravings on two fronts with Ayurveda botanical

Their solution: a fast-acting, first-of-its-kind chewing gum that co-founder and psychologist Gitit Lahav said “works on both a physical and a psychological level.”​ She explained in a release that “most people crave something sweet at certain times of the day, usually after lunch and at night. Over time, it becomes an automatic instinct that makes … Read more