Goji berries, already celebrated for their antioxidant properties, might prevent skin damage that leads to cancer, researchers say. Mice that drank diluted goji berry juice experienced less sun damage from ultraviolet rays and a slower advance of skin cancer.
Doug Foreman is building a new food company out of Austin, Texas, and its flagship product will be a high-fiber, high-protein tortilla chip made with beans. He hopes to capitalize on the market for gluten-free offerings.
Belgium is king of the chocolate world, with more than 170,000 tons of the sweet produced there each year. But other confectioners outside of that country are making their mark, including Godiva, Green & Black's, Theo Chocolate, Scharffenberger and other global producers.
Canadian chocolate maker Chocolate Summit uses only fair-trade organic ingredients. The confectioner also sells the sweets in reusable tins, which customers can bring back to the store for a discount on future purchases.
The mother-daughter team behind Brooke's Candy Co. in Dana, Ind., sells handmade Belgian chocolates in the town the two grew up in. Their concoctions include mint meltaways, truffles, peanut clusters, turtles, toffee and other specialty items.