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Market Outlook - February 28, 2019

impossible burger 2.0

The creators of the Impossible Burger have produced a new version that is tastier, juicier, more nutritious and more versatile than the original version introduced last year. The Impossible Burger is a meatless burger that “bleeds”, sears, and tastes like a real beef burger. Many of the following changes were made, not only for taste, but also with restaurant chefs in mind. The Impossible Burger 2.0 can now more easily be cooked on a flat-top or grill; it can also be braised, stewed, steamed or sautéed, and used in any ground beef recipe. It has 30% less sodium and 40% less saturated fat than the original recipe with just as much protein as 80/20 ground beef from cows.

One of the main changes is that the Impossible Burger 2.0 now contains soy protein instead of wheat protein which gives it a more complete selection of essential amino acids, makes it beefier in texture, and adds some dietary fiber. The makers of the Impossible Burger also added methylcellulose, a plant-based culinary binder commonly found in ice cream, sauces, and jams. Methylcellulose makes the new recipe juicier, and easier to handle both raw and cooked. They also added sunflower oil (and removed a little of the coconut oil), which reduces the amount of total and saturated fat. The Impossible Burger 2.0 still contains heme for the "meat" flavor and “bleeding” effect. Heme is an iron-containing molecule that occurs naturally in plants and animals.

We off the Impossible Burger 2.0 in two forms:

  • Pre-formed Patties (10# case)– 40/4oz burgers
  • Bulk Ground (20# case)- great for meatballs, tacos, a variety of ground meat applications, "meat" sauces, customizing the form and thickness of your patties, and more.

HARSH WEATHER UPDATE

 

The recent freezing temperatures in several growing regions have caused significant harvesting and growing issues. Numerous crops have been affected throughout California, Arizona, and Mexico. Heavy rain, freezing winds, and destructive hail have caused irreparable damage to multiple crops, ranging from iceberg to strawberries. Muddy and flooded fields have made it impossible for farmers to harvest, along with multiple crops being unsalvageable and stripped of their current growth. This has caused production to come to a complete halt until the new crops are mature enough to be harvested. Along with crops being stunned by harsh weather, transportation has been limited due to unsafe driving conditions and road closures between borders. Gaps in growing regions and limited sources for multiple products in demand will be reflected in pricing. Produce most affected will include strawberries, cauliflower, broccoli and all lettuces.

 NAPA NUTS

Napa Nuts is a family business that has been owned and operated by the Miluso family in Napa, CA since 1990. They supply nuts, seeds, and dried fruit to over 500 restaurants, bakeries, and retailers around the country. Napa Nuts is committed to building relationships with growers, and sourcing consistently high quality products. Napa Nuts also recognizes the importance of food safety, especially in regards to food allergies. They have implemented systems to prevent peanut cross-contamination, including a dedicated packing room exclusively reserved for peanuts.

 

We offer the following:

nuts
Almonds (blanched) Almonds (raw)
Almonds (diced & roasted) Almonds (slivered)
Almonds (roasted) Almonds (sliced)
Cashew Pieces Chestnuts
Chestnutes Shelled (frozen) Hazelnuts
Italian Chestnuts Macadamias
Marcona Almonds Marcona Almonds (roasted & salted)
Mixed Nuts (no peanuts) Peanuts (roasted & salted)
Peanuts (shelled) Peanuts (raw & unsalted)
Spanish Peanuts Pecans (whole)
Pecans (halves) Pecans (pieces)
Pine Nuts Pistachios
Walnuts (meat) Walnuts (halves)
 
seeds
Chia Seeds Flax Seeds
Hemp Seeds Pumpkin Seeds
Sesame Seeds Sunflower Seeds
 
dried fruit
Dried Apples Dried Apricots
Dried Blueberries Dried Cherries (pitted)
Dried Cranberries Dried Currants
Dried Figs Dried Kiwi
Dried Mangoes Dried Mixed Berries
Dried Mixed Fruit Dried Nectarines
Dried Peaches Dried Papaya
Dried Pineapple Dried Pears
Golden Raisins Raisins
Dried Red Plums Banana Chips
 
coconut
Toasted/Sweetened Coconut Chips Coconut Flakes (unsweetened)
Sweetened Coconut Flakes Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
Sweetened Shredded Coconut