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Ingredient Trends to Watch

The thrill of the hunt is nearly upon us; Expo West is right around the corner! While products and brands are often the stars of the show, it’s equally fun to pursue innovative new ingredients and their introduction into new product types and categories. These four trends should be on your watch-list as you traverse from the North Hall to Hall E, and as always, we strongly recommend a guide.


No surprise here! CBD has made a lightning fast leap from supplements to F&B, capturing the market’s attention.


While CBD has everyone excited, there is a lot of innovation with the hemp seed and its protein.

Plantain & Pili Nuts

Plantains are making a strong debut in new products, as are Pili nuts for their high fat content.


This superfood benefits span immunity, cognitive function, energy replenishment and adaptogenic function.