It’s cherry time, and Michigan’s annual festival, July 5-12 in Traverse City, coincides with the cherry harvest. The eight-day event includes a parade and outdoor concerts and attracts about 500,000 attendees each year.
Exotic superfruits aren’t the only fruits in town loaded with health benefits, consumers are discovering. Many perennial favorites like cherries, blueberries and raspberries are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients.
Consumers seek better-for-you baked goods and snacks that taste good, are packed with nutritious ingredients and fit their lifestyles. Ingredient manufacturers are providing what bakers and snack manufacturers need to develop products to meet those important consumer demands.