Ingredients

Insights from growers and menu ideas on a variety of ingredients
University of Montana’s executive chef says flexibility is key when storing local produce for winter.
honey bees
The National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators aims to reduce honey bee colony losses during winter to no more than 15%.
pulses beans
Lentils, chickpeas and dry beans serve a valuable function on non-commercial menus.
farm tractor harvest
Farmers are gearing up to satisfy increasing demand for pulses worldwide.
honey comb spoon
With a goal of making menus healthier, operators across all market segments are increasingly turning to alternative sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup and agave to reduce their reliance on...
lthough refined white granulated sugar is still a go-to sweetener for 55 percent of consumers surveyed by research firm Mintel, natural sugars are closing the gap.
pineapple sliced
In the past few years, pineapple has been transformed from a snack or side-of-the-plate option into a go-to ingredient for grilling, shredding and sauces.
pineapple quinoa
This versatile fruit is a welcome addition to savory entrees and innovative desserts.
brie cheese
"Americans are getting a little more adventurous in their purchasing,” Kehler says. “And we are seeing a huge increase in demand for soft cheese.”...
vegetarian napoleon
From tangy feta to milky mozzarella, soft cheeses are a valuable ingredient in the culinary arsenal of non-commercial chefs.

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