THE GROWING DEMAND FOR PLANT-BASED MEAT ALTERNATIVES

In the year 2000, 2% of Australians reported being vegetarian. By 2019, that number had jumped by more than 10%. Australia’s demand for vegan products positions us as one of the fastest-growing vegan markets in the world.

Whether they are choosing a vegetarian diet for the health benefits or because of a personal stance against cruelty to animals, more and more people are turning to plant-based food options.

MODERN PLANT-BASED EATING

In 2019, The Heart Foundation changed its recommendations on the consumption of meat, suggesting a limit of less than 350 grams of unprocessed meat – approximately three meals – per week. In 2021, a record number of people signed up to Veganuary, committing to follow a vegan diet for the month of January.

When it comes to eating a plant-based diet, it’s not necessarily an all or nothing approach. While many consumers will be dedicated vegans, others adopt a flexitarian style where they follow a mostly vegetarian diet, eating minimal animal products in moderation.

For plant-based devotees – whether that is a full-time or a part-time commitment – the range of products available to them goes well beyond tofu and veggie burgers. One of the recent category additions is plant-based meat that offers a similar texture to regular meat, but is instead made from plant-based protein sources.

Research by Food Frontier shows that one in three Australians has tried this new generation of plant-based meat products. Their forecasts predict that growth in the category is likely to see the sector generate close to AUD $3 billion in retail sales by 2030.

That growth is already accelerating fast. According to a report in Retail World, the category doubled in size from 2019 to 2020. And while early growth was from the early adopter market, the report also revealed a prediction, “We expect the scale of the category to continue to grow through mainstream shoppers looking for alternative protein options for a range of reasons including health and sustainability.”

Plant-based meat is a relatively new and fast-growing market that has the potential to reach a broad consumer base. Meet the market by adding plant-based alternatives to your range with these top-selling brands.

Plant-based meats - Upton's Naturals Jackfruit

UPTON’S NATURALS

Whilst it is not your typical meat replacement as it contains a very minimal amount of protein, jackfruit originates from tropical locations where it is abundant and popular for its high level of antioxidants. 

It’s very popular in the vegan community as a versatile plant-based meat alternative. It has a texture akin to shredded chicken or pork and soaks up the flavour from herbs, spices and sauces.

The Upton’s Naturals Jackfruit range includes five varieties. Original which has no added flavouring to be used as a base for plant-based dishes, or the five flavoured varieties – Bar-b-que, Chilli Lime Carnitas, Sweet & Smoky and Thai Curry. 

The range is highly versatile, able to be used in a variety of recipes to create delicious vegan meals. Each of the flavours in the range is low-GI, gluten free and low in saturated fat.

Flexible Foods plant-based meat alternatives

FLEXIBLE FOODS

The Plant-based Mince and Patties from Flexible Foods are made from texturised pea protein, considered one of the most sustainable plant-based proteins. 

The Australian-made range is non-GMO, gluten free, preservative free, low fat and low carbohydrate. They are a good source of iron, protein and fibre.

The Plant-based Patties include 14g of protein per patty with 3.1mg of iron and includes chia meal, nutritional yeast and flavoursome spices.

There are four varieties of the Plant-based Mince – Original, A Taste of India, A Taste of Italy and A Taste of Mexico. Each is high in protein with regional flavours added to create delicious meat-free meals.

Plantasy Foods plant-based meat alternatives

PLANTASY FOODS

The Plantasy Foods Protein Patty Mixes were the first of their kind to launch in Australia, are made from premium ingredients and are gluten free. With three flavours in the range – Original, Mexican Fiesta and Fresh Thai – the products were designed to mix with water and then be shaped into patties or rissoles.

Plantasy Foods also has a diverse range of other plant-based protein options including the innovative Nut Roast with Cranberries (baking pan included) and the versatile Walnut & Lentil Mince.  

As well as three Plant-based Protein mixes – a Soy Free option made from 100% texturised pea protein and the Natural and Dark made from defatted soy flour (with the addition of cacao for the Dark).

JOIN THE GROWING PLANT-BASED MEAT TREND

Stock your shelves with this new generation of plant-based meat alternatives with Unique Health Products. You can call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904 or place your order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with the convenience of our online store. If you are a new Unique Health Products customer, you can register your account here.

WAKE UP TO HEALTHY SALES

Busy lifestyles and fragmented eating habits have often required consumers to choose between a healthy breakfast or a more convenient option. But not anymore! The desire for a more diverse selection of grab n’ go healthy breakfast products is driving innovation to meet these changing consumer priorities.

Kickstart your breakfast sales with these nutritious, convenient and grab n’ go options.

Healthy breakfast spreads

Spread that hemp

All natural and made without additives, fillers or sweeteners, the Essential Hemp Nut Butter range is filled with good fats and combined with the protein superfood, hemp. These dairy-free and gluten-free butters are ideal as a breakfast spread or addition to a healthy morning smoothie.

Worry-free mite

Practically every ‘mite’ is covered with this breakfast spread gem! Free from yeast, gluten, soy, grains, nuts, dairy, eggs, thickeners, additives or added preservatives, it is the ultimate allergy-friendly superspread. EveryMite is available in four great options; Low Salt, Fodmap Friendly, Original and new BabyMite.

Pure golden goodness 

Driven by passion and love for what’s nourishing and real, The Whole Foodies (Wild Crafted) Raw Honey is 100% Australian and derived straight from nature’s wild eucalypt nectar and honeybees. Available in a 1kg tub or a handy 500g squeeze bottle. 

Antioxidant rich

Amazonia Raw Acai is the perfect beauty boost for breakfast bowls and smoothies. Packed with 21 times more antioxidants than blueberries, this certified organic, nutrient powerhouse is rich in Vitamin A and C, dietary fibre, and anthocyanins to support strong hair, skin and nails.

Daily dose of wellness 

Exclusive to Unique, Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar contains the sought-after ‘Mother’, is a household name and a world market leader. Made using only the finest, organically grown apples, the vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurised and contains 5% acidity. 

Energy shot 

These shelf-stable, natural elixirs are free from artificial flavours, preservatives or colours, are caffeine free and made with 39% ginger and wild turmeric juice. The Ginger People Ginger Shots come in a shelf-ready CDU of 12 and are a great option for a countertop display upsell. 

Healthy breakfast baking

Macro-friendly waffles

Made using their smooth and creamy almond protein, Macro Mike’s Waffle Mix is packed with more than 20g of protein per serve. These plant-based, gluten-free and 100% natural waffles tap into the breakfast convenience trend requiring only the addition of mylk for a quick and healthy breakfast solution.

Low-carb pancakes 

Nutritious and delicious! These PBCo. Protein Pancakes are powered with 21g of plant-based protein and contain less than 3g of carbs per serve. With no added sugar and free of gluten, this 300g packet makes up to 30 deliciously fluffy pancakes. 

Healthy breakfast bowl

Nutty keto goodness

This gut-friendly, nutrient-rich granola contains no added sugar, is made with all-natural organic ingredients and has only 4g of carbs per serve. The Monday Food Co. Keto Granola combines salty and sweet nutty flavours and is available in 300g and 800g sizes.

Protein-packed porridge 

Consisting of key ingredients such as organic rolled oats, protein, probiotics, digestive enzymes and minerals, Botanika Blends Protein Brekky Porridge instant mixes are packed in convenient single serve sachets in a shelf-ready CDU of 12 or 1kg bags. Available in four protein-packed flavours.

Healthy breakfast on-the-go

Protein on-the-go 

Using eight simple ingredients including egg whites for protein, dates to bind and nuts for texture, each RXBAR packs 12g of protein and 5g of fibre in under 220 calories. At an enticing RRP of only $3.95, it is the perfect breakfast on-the-go. 

Stock up on healthy breakfast products

This is just a small sample of the healthy breakfast products in our range. Stock your shelves with the thousands of products you’ll find in our online store. If you’re new to Unique Health Products, you can register for an account here. You can shop from our online store 24/7 or by calling our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. 

WHY AUSTRALIANS LOVE BRAGG

To still be a household name after more than a hundred years in business is quite the feat. Especially when your core products have also stood the test of time. That’s Bragg. Since 1912 they have been trusted by consumers around the world to produce quality health products.

In a recent Australian Consumer Survey conducted by Unique Health Products, 85% of Australian consumers consider Apple Cider Vinegar a pantry staple. Bragg is also the brand of choice with 83% of Australian consumers preferring Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar over other brands. Not to mention, it’s an impressive track record of reviews with a 5/5 star rating on Amazon Australia.

One bottle of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is sold every four minutes in Australia. 

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar contains both pre- and probiotics which can support immune and gut health as well as the sought-after ‘Mother’.

While Bragg is synonymous with Apple Cider Vinegar, there is so much more to this powerhouse brand than their most famous product. From Seasonings to Vinaigrette and Olive Oil, Bragg has a top-selling range of real food formulas backed by a century of time-tested wellness benefits.

When you consider that 88% of Australian consumers are willing to pay more for quality health products, it’s no wonder they prefer Bragg. Two in five Bragg customers purchase a Bragg product at least once a fortnight. In fact, more than a third of consumers in Australia would still choose Bragg every time, even if given the opportunity to purchase another brand. 

50% of Australian consumers have been using Bragg products for 1-5 years and there is a huge opportunity for retailers who stock this iconic brand. Bragg products are high quality health foods back by research and more than a century of sales history. 

In Australian households, 70% consider Olive Oil to be a pantry staple. 52.5% for Nutritional Yeast, 25% for Vinaigrette and 80% for Mixed Herbs. Meet this demand with healthy alternatives for Australian pantry staples. 

Why Australians love Bragg

Unique Health Products is the exclusive distributor of this iconic brand. To order your stock – either call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904 or order via the convenience of our online store, anytime of day. If you don’t yet have a wholesale account with us, you can register for an account here

CATERING TO THE GROWING GLUTEN-FREE MARKET

According to the latest figures, more than 355,000 (or 1 in 70) Australians have coeliac disease, a serious autoimmune disease requiring complete avoidance of gluten. However, most – approximately 80% – actually don’t know they have the disease.

Each year, Coeliac Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the disease for the 284,000 undiagnosed sufferers. By shining a spotlight on the disease, they hope to encourage people who are suffering from symptoms to get tested. 

Whether people are following a gluten-free diet as a way to manage their coeliac disease, or they are removing gluten due to an intolerance or other health reasons, there is now an abundance of gluten-free products available to support their diet.

Over the last decade, the market has expanded exponentially, and that is showing no signs of slowing. In fact, the gluten-free products market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.8% in the period 2020 – 2025.

This year, Coeliac Awareness Week runs from the 13th-20th of March. Explore our large range of gluten-free wholesale products to help you cater to those with Coeliac disease as well as the increasing number of consumers who are choosing to eliminate gluten from their diets!

Gluten-free wholesale breakfast products

BREAKFAST

Traditionally, breakfast is a gluten-filled meal – from the standard staples of toast and cereal to some of the more indulgent breakfast options like pancakes and waffles. 

But not anymore! There is an increasing number of alternatives that have none of the gluten and all of the flavour, and even offer healthier alternatives to some traditional options: 

Eclipse Organics 

Eclipse Organics Gluten Free Light and Crisp and Gluten Free Nutty Clusters both include organic, gluten-free cereal flakes, puffs and chia seeds for a delicious cereal alternative. 

KOJA Health

With a mission to create health food products from ‘real food’, KOJA Protein Pancakes – available in Cacao, Cinnamon or Coconut & Maca – are light and fluffy pancakes that are free from gluten, dairy and sugar.

2die4 Live Foods 

Made from organic, premium quality, activated ingredients, the 2die4 Live Foods Organic Activated Muesli contains a blend of organic and activated almonds, pecans, pepitas and pistachios with buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth, making it a delicious gluten-free option for the breakfast table.

Gluten-free wholesale baking products

BAKING

Gluten-free baking is a category that has seen huge innovation, both in raw ingredients such as flours as well as baking mixes. Some of our top-selling gluten-free baking brands include:

The Gluten Free Food Co.

The range of flour blends and baking and bread mixes from The Gluten Free Food Co. is quite ground-breaking. As well as being 100% plant based with only organic ingredients, each product uses wholesome flours and seed meals, and no nut meal.

There are two flour blends in the range – a Grain Free Flour and a Wholemeal Flour. They can both be used in a 1:1 substitution ratio for regular all purpose wheat flour. 

There is also a Quick Bread Mix using a blend of seed, vegetable and grain flours and meals, a Quick Pizza Base Mix and a Soft & Flexible Wrap Mix.

For the sweet tooths, there are three varieties – Banana Bread, Chocolate Cake and a Quick and Easy Cupcake Mix. All are easy to make with minimal additional ingredients required.

Natural Evolution

In addition to the Green Banana Baking Flour, which is rich in prebiotic fibre resistant starch, the Natural Evolution range includes gluten-free mixes for Banana Bread, All Purpose Dough, 5-minute Chocolate Cake, Caribbean Cake and Vanilla Pancake & Waffle Mix.

Another innovative nutrient-dense, gluten-free flour from Natural Evolution is their Gold Sweet Potato Flour, made from Queensland-grown gold sweet potatoes. 

PBCo.

PBCo. was born out of a desire to provide low-carb, low-sugar options for consumers so they can still enjoy baking at home… with a healthier twist.

The products in the Low Carb and Protein ranges are all gluten free. In the Protein range, this includes the Bread, Muffin, Pancake, Pizza Base, 6 Seeds Bread, Cookie and Banana Bread Mix. 

The Low Carb range includes Cookie, Chocolate Cupcake, Pancake & Pikelet, Sunflower & Linseed Bread, Vanilla Cupcake Mixes and a Low Carb Crumb in three varieties – Original, Medium and Hot & Spicy. 

Macro Mike

In the Macro Mike range of baking mixes, there are a large number of gluten-free products. This includes the Macro Friendly Double Choc Protein Brownies, Salted Caramel Brownies, Choc Chip Snickerdoodle Cookie, Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookie and White Choc Chip Cookie as well as the Almond Protein Waffle and Banana Bread Baking Mixes.

Gluten-free wholesale pasta and sauces

PASTA AND SAUCES

From dried pasta to gnocchi and convenience meals, we have a wide range of wholesale gluten-free pasta products. 

Difatti

The four Difatti Gnocchi varieties are all gluten free… and delicious! They include Plain, Pumpkin and Quinoa, and Spinach and Tomato, which are all made from premium potatoes, corn and rice flours and designed to be a kitchen cupboard staple. 

Flexible Foods

The range of Instant Pasta Meals from Flexible Foods are all part of the brand’s mission to make plant-based eating fun, nutritious and accessible.

There are three varieties in the range – Cheezy Garlic Herb, Creamy Mushroom and Tomato Basil, all of which are both dairy and gluten free. 

Plantasy Foods

The founders of Plantasy Foods – Monica Topliss and Fran Leman – are on a mission to produce healthy and convenient gluten-free, plant-based wholefood. 

Everything except the Creamy Cheez Sauce Mix is gluten free. From the Plant-based Protein and Protein Patty Mixes to the seven flavours in the Good Soup range and Vegetable Gravy Mix. 

Plantasy Foods also as a strong gluten-free pasta offering with four varieties of dried pasta – ABC (Alfabeto), Little Stars (Stelline), Mini Macaroni (Vegeroni) and Sea Shells (Conchiglie), as well as the popular Mac N Cheez, available in Original Cheez, Cheez N Chive, Chilli Cheez, Porcini Cheez and Mac N Go.

Bragg

The Bragg name is synonymous with Apple Cider Vinegar, but that isn’t the only innovative health product in the range.

For coeliacs and those with gluten intolerance, soy sauce is off-limits as it contains gluten. Bragg Coconut Liquid Aminos is a gluten-free and healthier alternative to soy sauce. Another gluten-free winner is the Nutritional Yeast Seasoning which can be used as a “cheezy” topping on practically everything and as an alternative to thicken soups and sauces with an added health boost. 

Gluten-free wholesale snacks

SNACKS

Gluten-free snacks are also in high demand, particularly for their grab n’ go convenience factor. Here are some options to fire up your customers’ taste buds.

Byron Bay Cookies

In the Byron Bay Cookies Gluten Free range, there are four flavours – Maple & Pecan, Sticky Date & Ginger, Triple Choc Fudge and White Choc Macadamia. The Triple Choc Fudge and White Choc Macadamia are also available in Gluten-free Cookie Bites.

Botanika Blends

From the wizard at Botanika Blends comes a new collection – Botanika Bickies. These Vegan Protein Cookies are available in three flavours – Birthday Cake, Choc Chip and Choc Choc Boom. 

Also in the Botanika Blends range is the Vegan and Gluten Free Pancake Mix – a plant-based option that uses brown rice flour, sorghum flour and corn flour for a naturally tasty alternative. 

STOCK UP ON GLUTEN-FREE WHOLESALE FAVOURITES

This is just a small selection of the gluten-free wholesale products we have available at Unique Health Products. We distribute hundreds of health and wellness brands nationwide. To place an order, visit our online store 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you are new to Unique Health products, you can register your wholesale account here.

ALAFFIA IS LEADING THE PURPOSE-DRIVEN BRAND GENERATION

When it comes to bold brands, you don’t get much bolder – and brighter – than natural hair, skin and body brand, Alaffia.

And it’s not just their packaging that stands out. Alaffia is a brand that stands true to its values and stands up for making a difference to the community.

Consumers value purpose

This isn’t a new trend. But it’s a growing one. Consumers value brands that stand for something and have a social purpose.

In fact, 66% of consumers would replace a product they currently purchase with an alternative from a company with purpose-driven values.

Further research has also shown that 70% of purpose-driven purchasers are willing to pay a 35% premium for sustainable products.

Consumers care about the products they buy… and Alaffia delivers.

From the very beginning of its story, Alaffia has been on a mission to empower sustainable development in African communities. This is a mission from the heart of Alaffia. Success isn’t measured in profit but rather the difference and contribution Alaffia makes to the community.

That difference has resulted in the:

  • funding of more than 5,597 maternal births
  • distribution of more than 28,018 eyeglasses and 9,989 bicycles for education
  • planting of more than 93,009 trees in areas impacted by deforestation
  • construction of 15 schools and distribution of school supplies to 37,521 students

A story with substance

Alaffia’s story of social impact is a strong one that resonates with consumers. More than that, the Alaffia products also deliver on their fair trade, cruelty-free and natural promises.

Shea, Coconut and African Black Soap are the heroes of the award-winning Alaffia range. Combined with essential oils such as peppermint and lavender as well as other biodegradable Indigenous ingredients, the range caters to a variety of skin and hair types and concerns.

Alaffia products contain no sulphates, no parabens, no phthalates, no artificial colour, no synthetic fragrance and no mineral oil. 

Making a difference to the community was the purpose that Alaffia was founded with, but they continue to hold their products to the highest standards. Informed by ethnobotany and pharmacognosy the products are safe and effective.

Bold new packaging

Never a brand to shy away from making a statement, the new Alaffia packaging highlights its culture-rich brand. Not to mention how it adds a pop of colour to stand out on your shelves.

Alaffia products are a celebration of sustainability, empowerment and creating brighter futures. And the bold packaging is the latest way this social-purpose brand is bringing consumers along for the journey to improve living conditions and end poverty in West Africa.

If you’d like to bring the Alaffia products and story to your shelves, you can order the range of products via our online store 24/7, or call one of our friendly sales team members on 1800 787 904 today! Not yet registered with us? You can do so here.

BETTER SLEEP WITH THE GOODNIGHT CO.

Four in ten Australians aren’t getting enough sleep. That is 7.4 million people regularly sleeping less than the recommended 7-9 hours a night. Whether it’s caused by stress, kids or a poor sleep environment, the impact lack of sleep has on individuals is staggering.

In an effort to seek answers on how to balance work and family life while nurturing themselves, Shea Morrison and Danielle Knight founded The Goodnight Co. in 2015. They now have a range of products and programs to support holistic sleep wellness for mind, body, heart and spirit.

Celebrity endorsement

So popular is The Goodnight Co. brand that it has captured the attention of model and passionate wellness advocate, Miranda Kerr, who listed the Ceramic Diffuser in her Miranda Loves Collection. 

Miranda is an aromatherapy devotee who has a diffuser in most rooms in her home and loves the calming and relaxation of lavender essential oils, among others. 

In an interview on The Goodnight Co. blog, Miranda said, “My The Goodnight Co Ceramic Diffuser is such a great, chic accessory to any room. It blends in with the decor perfectly and not only scents my home but looks beautiful doing it.”

World Sleep Day

With World Sleep Day just around the corner on Friday 19 March, now is the time to shine a spotlight on sleep and how to get more of it.

World Sleep Day is an annual celebration of sleep and a call to action on important sleep issues. And sleep is a big issue for Australians. Further to the stats on the number of Australians not getting enough sleep, The Goodnight Co. also reported some of the findings from the Parliamentary Inquiry into Sleep Health Awareness in Australia. Some of these findings include:

  • 12% of Australians are getting less than 5.5 hours sleep each night.
  • Every cell in the body is impaired by poor quality sleep. The risk of chronic health conditions rises by 20 to 40 percent because of this. 
  • Sleep quality doesn’t just have an impact on individuals. In 2016-17, the economic and social cost of inadequate sleep had a $66.3 billion impact in Australia.

The Goodnight Co. is proud to be part of the solution, helping people to enhance their sleep environments so they can get more of the good stuff.

All products in The Goodnight Co. range are scientifically formulated in Australia, derived from natural ingredients and are vegan friendly. They focus on building healthy sleep routines that help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. The secret to better days is a good night’s sleep. 

Stock The Goodnight Co. for your customers

The Goodnight Co. is one of the hundreds of health and wellness brands we distribute nationwide. You can order online 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t yet have an account with us you can register for one here.  

KOJA HEALTH: REAL FOOD, GREAT FLAVOUR

Kate Johansson was fed-up with seeing the abundance of processed foods within the food industry that appeared to be ‘healthy’ yet in reality, hid behind fillers, preservatives and artificial ingredients. She knew there was more to health than synthetic pills, powders and shakes. 

Kate left her career in the supplement industry and set out to fill a gap in the market – health food products that are actually made from ‘real food’. And so KOJA Health was born. 

Meet the KOJA HEALTH range

KOJA was founded on the belief that eating nutritious foods is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of wellbeing

Kate’s motivation has always been about getting real food on the shelves and making healthy products that are low in sugar, satisfying and energy-boosting. She has created a range that is based on maximum nutrient-density and centred around the concepts of plant-based eating, wholefood ingredients and, of course, an optimal flavour profile.

KOJA Natural Peanut Butter Bars

KOJA Natural Peanut Butter Bars

The Natural Peanut Butter Bars are Kate’s favourite KOJA products and they are definitely a top seller!

There are three decadent flavours – Choc Chip Crunch, Peanut Caramel and Chocolate. Each bar is made from a base of peanut butter and, surprisingly, is free of dates! This is how the sugar content is kept so low – it’s below a teaspoon!

There is also 14% plant protein from wholefood sources in each bar, healthy fats, slow-burning carbohydrates for sustained energy and a crunch in both the Chocolate and Choc Chip Crunch flavours from buckwheat kernels and cacao nibs. It’s a match made in heaven. 

KOJA protein pancakes

KOJA Protein Pancakes

KOJA Protein Pancakes tick all the good brekkie boxes – quick, easy, nutritious and delicious.

With zero sugar, no sweeteners, no preservatives and no nasty additives, the KOJA Protein Pancakes are a convenient, healthy option for breakfast or snacks.

The gluten-free mix is made with plant-based organic brown rice protein with an almond meal and buckwheat base and black bean powder. They come in three delicious flavours – Cacao, Cinnamon, and Coconut & Maca. 

Stock KOJA for your customers

KOJA is one of the hundreds of health and wellness brands we distribute nationwide. You can order online 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t yet have an account with us you can register for one here

RXBAR NEW FLAVOURS FIRING UP PROTEIN SNACK BAR SALES

RXBAR is in a class of its own. The brand is disrupting the industry with its wholesome, core ingredients, high protein content and no B.S. approach to marketing and their ingredient lists.

With a loyal fan base of a cool 500,000 social media followers, RXBAR is the protein bar snack brand for busy people, yogis and gym enthusiasts alike. 

2021 is set to look even sweeter with two new protein bar flavours from this cult favourite – Mixed Berry and Mint Chocolate. These two vibrantly-packaged bars have joined the RXBAR range to add a pop of colour to your shelves and a boost to your sales.

Mixed Berry

The Mixed Berry bar, with its showstopping hot pink packaging is a delicious grab n‘ go snack bar. But it’s the ingredients – or lack of them – that will keep consumers coming back for more. Mixed Berry has only eight ingredients – dates, egg whites, almonds, cashews, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries and natural flavours.

Mint Chocolate

Mint Chocolate is a refreshing countertop hero in more ways than one. With only dates, egg whites, cashews, almonds, chocolate, cocoa, mint, natural flavors and sea salt, Mint Chocolate lives up to the RXBAR no B.S. promise.

Both the Mixed Berry and Mint Chocolate flavours available in CDUs of 12 with an RRP of $3.95 per bar. They are all natural, paleo friendly and contain:

✔️ 12g protein

✔️ 5g fibre

✔️ No hidden ingredients

You can add the new RXBAR flavours to your range through the Unique Health Products online store. You can register your account here and then order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our friendly sales team is also available on 1800 787 904 to assist with your orders.

4 HEALTH PRODUCT TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2021

Attempting to predict trends for the year ahead seems somewhat of a foolish task these days but the reality is that many health product trends are slow burners, building steam gradually before becoming fully-fledged mainstream inclusions.

So despite the air of uncertainty around retail and the ever-changing global environment that we live in, experts can still predict, with fair accuracy, what we will be eating more of in the near future. We’ve tracked down the data-driven expert insights to bring you four health product trends to watch this year.

Plant proteins

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Plant-based meat alternatives and protein sources are big business and they have been for a while now. But we’re going to see this ramp up in 2021 big time!

The plant-based protein market is predicted to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%, with demand for vegan meat alternatives soaring back in 2020—sales were up by a staggering 264% by May!*

This demand isn’t just coming from those who are vegan either. It’s driven by a mix of factors—the plant-based movement, flexitarian-style diets, increased awareness around health and excessive meat consumption, climate change activism, in addition to a host of innovative ‘can’t-believe-it’s-not-meat’ replica products piquing the interest of mainstream consumers.

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Nootropics

You may have seen the word ‘nootropics’ before but what exactly are they? Nootropics can be classified as ingredients, supplements, or other substances that may improve cognitive function including memory, focus, motivation or creativity. Some provide temporary enhanced performance while others work long-term to improve cognitive health and mental performance if taken consistently.

According to DataM Intelligence, the global nootropics market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during the forecasting period (2020-2027). We’re expecting to see nootropics pop up in all kinds of products thanks to powerful marketing promoting their ability to support academic success, professional advantage, athletic performance, personal improvement and sustaining brain activities during old age.

Finding calm

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The demand for functional food and beverages that help reduce anxiety, support adrenal health, reduce insomnia, help to manage stress and improve mood are sharply on the rise. In fact, according to Goldstein Research, sleep aids and stress management supplements including products with herbal extracts, ashwagandha, tryptophan, zinc and/or magnesium are the fastest-growing category within health!

Even prior to the stresses of 2020, mood/relaxing supplements were a booming category that grew at a CAGR of 5.7% between 2014 to 2019. According to Euromonitor’s ‘Health and Nutrition Survey, January and February 2020’, more than 50% of consumers around the world claimed they were suffering from ‘moderate’ to ‘extreme’ stress.

Functional flours

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Originally driven by the need for alternatives to wheat and other gluten-containing flours, functional flours are gaining popularity as consumers and culinary experts seek to improve the texture, taste and nutrient profile of their gluten-free cooking.

Functional flours such as apple, chia, banana, quinoa and coconut flour are popular thanks to their additional health benefits, flavour profiles and baking capabilities, as well as their sustainable nature. Many of these are often a byproduct of other food manufacturing and help to reduce waste which makes them more sustainable options to regular flour.

There is also a continued increase in gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb diets that are driving the demand even further. According to Global Market Insights, the global gluten-free food market alone is expected to reach more than AUD$20 billion in the next six years!

Kickstart 2021 with your shelves stocked with the best trending products from Unique Health Products. You can shop online 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can register for one here.

*Research and Markets, 2020, CB Insights, 2020.