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I recently attended PMA Fresh Summit and it was so fun to see all the new trends in produce and some awesome new natural food products coming out. Made a little video so you get a sneak peak at what this event was like. Also I got to have lots of fun in the ENVY Apple Foodie Photobooth as you will see below!! Plus I finally learned if Yams are Sweet Potatoes by getting the low down from the Director of the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission.
Featured in This Video: Suavva, Fruit Break Buddy Fruits, Melissa's Produce, and Sarah's Harvest
There are some pretty cool food trends that have just come to market
Mini Vegetables that are "crowded grown" make them stay mini like these baby cauliflowers! (check out more here)
Raw Chickpeas- These raw beans are so tasty, and make excellent hummus!
Dried Veggies- SNAPZ are the best dried vegetable I have ever tasted, they are snack-able just like chips.
One of the most exciting products I checked out at the event was Suavva: raw cacao pulp juice. First of all they some some really excellent flavors like Chocolatey Cheer (which was my favorite)! Suavva is very innovating in the using the pulp of the cacao plant, something that has only been used in small native cultures. There is a very short time for year to exact the pulp. These drinks taste much like smoothies but with many health benefits. Like antioxidants such as Theobromine. Theobromine is pretty awesome because it is found to give people more energy as it carries more oxygen to your brain and heart. See the video above for more insight.
One of the best things about coming to these events is all the info I learn. I have been trying for years to figure out the yams vs. sweet potatoes dilemma. When you read recipes many times it calls for sweet potatoes what they really mean is Yams. but Is a Yam a Sweet Potatoes? YES! Yams are the dark orange variety of the sweet potatoes that is usually the easiest one to buy. But there is also a sweet potatoes that looks a lot like a normal potato but it tastes sweeter but nothing like a yam. Yams are amazing. Why this is confusing is that normally in the US when we talk about a different variety of a vegetable we describe it all a Green Tomato or Heirloom Tomato or Butternut Squash or Spaghetti Squash, you never hear someone say Yam sweet Potato, but alas that would be easier to identify. So here I am finally learning difference of sweet potato and yams, so in the future I would suggest assuming that when a recipe calls for sweet potatoes they are referring to Yams.
Yams are sweet potatoes!