NATURALLY CALMING PRODUCTS PROVE SLEEP SELLS

Even before the heightened uncertainty of the past year, Australians weren’t getting enough sleep. More than a third of them to be precise. 

At the same time, we’re also a nation feeling the increased pressure of stress and anxiety. 

It’s an unbreakable cycle of lack of sleep and stress, stress and lack of sleep.

But Australians also have an insatiable appetite for natural calming products and remedies… and it’s driving demand for products to reduce stress, anxiety and improve sleep.

The pursuit of calm

At Unique Health Products we are ahead of the curve, with a large range of products that are designed to relax and calm the mind, naturally.

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Botanika Blends

Botanika Blends Dreamy Jelly – available in two flavours, Grape Bubblegum and Berry Good – is the perfect pre-bed treat for sweet dreams. 

The jelly is vegan and cane sugar free. It has ingredients like tryptophan, an amino acid that converts to serotonin in the brain as well as magnesium, which may encourage sleep and relaxation.

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The Goodnight Co. 

The name probably gives it away, but The Goodnight Co. is all about products that induce and enhance sleep. 

There are three key Essentials Oils in the range – the uplifting Ritual Blend, the refreshing Goodnight Blend and the rejuvenating Calm Blend. The Essential Oils can be paired with a stylish Ceramic Diffuser or alternatively they come in a Roll On Bottle. 

In addition to a Sleep Mist that contains geranium for reducing stress, sweet orange for calming and lavender for relaxation, The Goodnight Co. also has a selection of homeopathic drops. 

The Deep Sleep Drops are formulated to support optimal sleep with calming coffee cruda and passiflora incarnata which may help with insomnia and anxiety. The Calm Drops include ingredients like hypericum, anacardium and zinc, which together may reduce anxiety, relax the body and calm the nerves.

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Kintra Foods

Tea is one of the most popular non-alcoholic beverages for Australian adults, coming in only behind water, milk and coffee. Demand is high.

Kintra Foods cater to this demand with a range of high quality tea – three of which cater to the market who are looking to relax and unwind with a warm cuppa. Sleepy, Tulsi Sleepy and Calm & Relax are all formulated to assist with relaxation.

All three are available as tea bags and Sleepy and Calm & Relax are also available in loose leaf varieties.

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Epzen 

Magnesium is a mineral that has had more time in the spotlight recently. It is an important mineral that may assist with mood, sleep quality and relaxation.

In the Epzen range of Magnesium Bath Crystals, Magnesium Body Lotion and Magnesium Body Spray, the magnesium is infused with essential oils across two lines – Relax and Sleep.

Relax uses rosewood, ylang ylang, geranium, frankincense and may chang essential oils to re-energise the body and mind. Sleep uses lavender, mandarin, cedarwood, bergamot and Roman chamomile to help unwind and find restful sleep.

Amazing Oils 

Amazing Oils is another brand that harnesses the power of magnesium for promoting restful sleep.

The Magnesium Pro Sleep Lotion combines magnesium with lavender and chamomile for a powerful formulation that may assist with relaxation and induce sleep while also relieving sleeplessness.

Amazing Oils also has a solution for tired parents seeking a solution to baby sleep challenges. There are two products – Magnesium Baby Sleepy Toes Towelettes and Baby Calm Gel Roll-On. Both use a gentle formulation of magnesium chloride for infants from three months old.

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Wheatbags Love 

For those who want to give the gift of sleep, Wheatbags Love has a range of Sleep Gift Packs.

Each pack includes a handmade Eye Pillow, Earplugs and Sleep Balm. The Eye Pillow can be chilled in the freezer or warmed in the microwave and is helpful for tired eyes and headaches. The Sleep Balm contains lavender, rosewood and vanilla essential oils for adding to them temples and pulse points.

The gift packs are available in a range of designs – Banksia Sky, Grevillea, Heart Gum and Wattle.

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RESCUE REMEDY

Rescue Remedy is based on a formulation of five flower essences which were first identified by Dr Edward Bach in the 1930s.

The Rescue Remedy Pastilles – available in Original. Blackcurrant and Cranberry flavours – come in a handy tin for stress relief on the run. The Rescue Remedy Drops and Spray can be used on the tongue as often as required. 

The Rescue Sleep Drops and Sleep Spray are an extension of the Rescue Remedy range that combines the original flower essences with white chestnut to help relieve sleeplessness.

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Mt Retour 

Mt Retour offers two essential oil blends – one for sleep, and one for stress – in a convenient roll-on format.

The Cosy Sleep Blend includes a relaxing blend of camellia, almond, lavender, marjoram, patchouli and orange essential oils. The Stress Soother blend includes a similar formulation with the additional of ylang ylang and bergamot for their calming benefits.

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Evolution Botanicals 

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen that may improve energy levels and mood… particularly during times of high stress.

The Evolution Botanicals Rhodiola Rosea Extract is a powder that can be added to water or smoothies as part of a daily routine.

Each of these dreamy products are available for wholesale order in the Unique Health Products online store. If you are ready to purchase you can order 24/7 or contact our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you aren’t yet registered for a wholesale account with us, you can register your account here

NOOTROPICS: BRAIN FOOD FUELLING SALES

With the global nootropics market expected to hit AUD$6.68 billion over the next four years, natural nootropic products that boost cognitive function, focus and attention are set to dominate.

Nootropics are nothing new. In fact, the nootropic ingredients in many products have been used around the world for centuries. But as the demand for nootropics increases, conscious consumers are going to increasingly look for these brain-supportive products on your shelves.

What are nootropics?

Nootropics are functional foods that enhance cognitive performance. While you can find nootropics in a range of stimulant drugs and synthetic compounds, natural nootropics are a highly popular alternative.

Natural nootropic ingredients include:

  • Caffeine
  • Herbal ginseng
  • Lion’s mane mushroom
  • Cordyceps mushroom
  • Green tea
  • Cacao
  • Rhodiola rosea
  • Gingko Biloba
  • L-theanine
  • Tulsi
  • Bacopa
  • Mucuna
  • Ashwagandha root
  • Ayurvedic shilajit
  • Maca
  • Chaga

The overarching benefit of nootropics is the way in which they heighten mental performance. But each offers a slightly different result. Caffeine, for example, increases alertness, while a nootropic like L-theanine, found in green tea, may improve creativity and concentration.

Nootropic products 

At Unique Health Products we stock a range of nootropic products from trending brands that consumers love. 

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Four Sigmatic

The Four Sigmatic range of functional drinks is packed with nootropic ingredients. Lion’s mane mushroom is the focus of this range. It is used to balance the jittery effects of the caffeine in the Mushroom Ground Coffee Mix and it is the hero of the Mushroom Elixir Mix.

You’ll also find chaga in both the Mushroom Coffee Mix with Chaga and Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane. The Mushroom Cacao Mix features cordyceps mushroom.

With a combination of ingredients like rhodiola, bacopa, mucuna, cordyceps and cacao, the Four Sigmatic range may boost productivity, creativity and energy.

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Blue Dinosaur

There are three bars in the Blue Dinosaur Energy range – Milk Choc Chunk, White Choc Chunk and Caramel Choc Chunk. Each contains nootropic properties to enhance cognitive function.

Organic cordyceps mushroom is the particular nootropic used in this range. Cordyceps is not only an energy booster, reducing both mental and physical fatigue, it may also help to improve learning and memory. 

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Evolution Botanicals 

Evolution Botanicals produce high potency extracts of mushrooms and herbs used in traditional Chinese Medicine. The extracts can be mixed with water or in smoothies, tonics or foods.

Cordyceps militaris extract may offer enhanced performance. Ayurvedic shilajit – Himalayan mineral complex may boost brain function. Lion’s mane extract may assist with memory, focus, cognitive enhancement and reaching optimal brain function. Rhodiola rosea extract may improve cognitive performance and endurance. 

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Power Super Foods

Cacao and maca are both powerful nootropics that can boost learning and memory while enhancing energy and endurance. Not to mention the mood enhancements they can bring.

Power Super Foods have a range of raw organic cacao beans and powders as well as maca powder and smoothies. These products have diverse applications for baking and adding to drinks and smoothies for a hit of nootropic benefits. 

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Buddha Teas

Ashwagandha is a nootropic that helps to regenerate brain nerve cells, boosting memory, learning and cognition in the process. It is a good antidote for brain fatigue and aids in the treatment of depression and anxiety. 

Buddha Teas Ashwagandha tea is made from organic, ground ashwagandha root to alleviate stress and energise the mind and body.

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Botanika Blends

The Botanika Blends Mushroom Mixes contain not one, not two, but three powerful mushroom nootropics. Both the cacao and coffee flavours contain organic chaga, cordyceps and lion’s mane mushrooms. 

With the additional boost from the nootropic coffee and cacao, these are potent elixirs to support cognitive performance, among many other benefits. 

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Kintra Foods

Also known as holy basil, tulsi has long been used in ayurvedic medicine for its ability to protect memory and enhance brain function.

The Kintra Foods Tulsi Tea is an extra strength tea designed to reduce stress, boost immunity and enhance stamina.

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Macro Mike

A new product in the Macro Mike range is the Premium Almond Protein. Available in three flavours – Chocolate Hazelnut Fondant, Strawberry Cheezecake and Creamy Salted Caramel – the range is turbo-charged with nootropics and other beneficial probiotics and adaptogens.

The nootropic used in this range is lion’s mane extract combined with a raft of other vitamins and minerals making it quite a unique product in the market.

Stock your shelves with powerful nootropic products from many of the world’s biggest health and wellness brands and meet consumer interest in these trending products. If you want to place an order, shop online with us 24/7, or call our friendly sales team om 1800 787 904. If you are new to Unique Health Products, you can register for a wholesale account here.

ETHIQUE CONCENTRATES – A PLASTIC-FREE ALTERNATIVE

Australia’s love affair with plastic is showing no signs of abating. According to the Federal Government’s 2018-19 National Report of the Australian Plastics Recycling Survey, our national plastic consumption has hit an all-time peak of 3,435,200 tonnes.

But all is not lost. Powerhouse brand Ethique is on a mission to save more than 50 million plastic bottles from landfill by 2025. So far, with their range of bars they have saved 8 million plastic bottles, and with their newly launched range of Ethique Concentrates, they are well on their way to reaching their goal… transforming household and cosmetic products in the process.

The new plastic-free revolution

Ethique has been shaping the plastic-free movement since 2012. But not everyone likes bars or is prepared to try them.

Enter Concentrates. A new alternative for consumers who favour traditional liquid products yet want to reduce their plastic consumption.

The Concentrates range includes hair care, bodywash, body lotion, handwash and household concentrates. Similar to the Ethique bars, the ingredients are naturally derived and sustainably sourced. They are certified vegan, cruelty free, palm oil-free and 100% plastic free.

Using the Concentrates couldn’t be simpler.

  1. Open the compostable cardboard box. Snap the concentrate into small pieces in a heatproof bowl and pour over hot water.
  2. Whisk until the solution is melted. Set aside to cool for five minutes. 
  3. Pour into an existing bottle and use as you normally would.

Concentrate on the benefits

Concentrates are refillables done differently. The fact is that most of the products these Concentrates replace – handwashes, body lotions, cleaning sprays etc. – are made from up to 98% water. 

Not only are the plastic bottles they come in ending up in landfill, they are unnecessarily using precious water.

Each Concentrate saves 700ml of water. Consider the amount a single person would use over a year across the range and those water savings add up! That’s in addition to one less plastic bottle being manufactured and entering landfill per Concentrate.

These products are effective and environmentally friendly.

QUICK FAQs

What are Concentrates?

Concentrates are a new range from leading natural and plastic-free brand, Ethique. Once the Concentrates are diluted in water, the liquid can be used like any other liquid cleaning and cosmetic products.

Which products are in the Concentrates range?

The range includes hair care, bodywash, body lotion, handwash and household products.

What is the difference between Ethique bars and Concentrates?

The bars and Concentrates use different product formulations. If you try to use the Concentrates in the same way you would a bar, it will not work. Likewise, if you try to dilute the bars into liquid they will go mouldy very quickly. Both products are natural and sustainable but the Concentrates offer an alternative for people who don’t like using bars or who want a natural, plastic-free alternative to household cleaners.

Are the ingredients natural?

As with the rest of the Ethique range, the ingredients are 100% naturally derived, ethically sourced and sustainable. You also won’t find any petrochemical derivatives, parabens and synthetic fragrances in any of the Concentrates.

How long will the product last once made up?

Once the Concentrate has been diluted for use, it has a six month shelf life when stored in a suitable container with a lid.

What can the diluted Concentrate be stored in?

The beauty of Concentrates is they allow the reuse of an existing container, saving more plastic waste. Any clean vessel will do – an old drink bottle, a glass jar or anything with a lid.

Do the Concentrates contain preservatives?

The diluted Concentrates can safely last for six months because they contain preservatives – namely a combination of benzyl alcohol and dehydroacetic acid. Due to the volume of water in the diluted products, the preservatives prevent harmful microorganisms from forming. 

Ready to help your customers give plastic the flick? Order the entire Ethique range online now via our shop or contact our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. Haven’t yet registered for a wholesale account with us? You can do so here.

HEALTHY SNACK BARS ARE FUELLING SALES

In Australia, the snack bar market is expected to reach AUD $1 billion by 2024! With the ‘Snackification’ trend still going strong and consumer lifestyles getting more active with the warmer weather, the demand for healthy, convenient snack options is high.

In fact, recent research by Roy Morgan tracked the shopping habits of Australians over March and April this year. Their results showed that 66% of Australians bought savoury snacks and there was a significant increase in healthy-snack orders, which accounted for 54.7% of total packaged snack-food sales. That was the biggest moving sector in the healthy-snack category! 

Snack company Livwell Emporium said in a statement, “as the frequency of snacking has increased and interest in veganism has gained momentum, so too has the demand for healthier, plant-based snacking options”. The company saw sales increase by 80% in the last six months as Australians sought out healthier options and plant-based alternatives.

The research also found that more than 62% of the adult population are “heavy” or “medium” snackers. 

Tap into this growth and stock your snack bar category with these international and home-grown superstars. There is a bar to suit every dietary lifestyle, including keto, low carb, low sugar, vegan, paleo and gluten free. Let’s rip open the wrapper and discover more!

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L to R: Blue Dinosaur, Botanika Blends, Macro Mike, RXBAR, CLIF Builders, CLIF Bar.

Five Ingredients

Made from only five real, wholefood ingredients, Blue Dinosaur Snack Bars are plant based, gluten free and packed with natural energy and good fats. Boasting fresh, new branding and eye-catching packaging, the bars will jump off the shelf!

  • Vegan
  • Grain Free
  • Simple Ingredients

Low Carb Protein Bar

Crafted by nature and powered by plants, Botanika Blends Vegan Protein Bars contain less than 5.5g of carbs per serve and are packed with 10g of protein. Available in three delicious flavours, the bars are date free and contain pre + probiotics.  

  • Vegan
  • High Protein
  • Gluten Free

Clean Treat

Packed with high quality ingredients, Macro Mike The Game Changer Protein Bar is gluten and dairy free, and features 10g of plant protein. The delicious Cheezecake Choc Chip Peanut flavour makes the bar the ultimate guilt-free indulgence.

  • Vegan
  • High Protein
  • Gluten Free

Simple Ingredients

Utilising pure egg whites for protein, dates to bind and nuts for texture, RXBAR have crafted good for you, grab n’ go Protein Bars with homemade simplicity. Each bar packs 12g of protein and 5g of fibre for a nourishing snack.

  • High Protein
  • No Added Sugar
  • Simple Ingredients

Plant-Based Protein

CLIF Builders bars offer full on flavour and support full on performance. These great-tasting protein bars combine an expertly crafted blend of energy and 20g of protein to help hard working muscles recover after a tough workout.

  • High Protein
  • Vegan
  • For Energy

Sustained Energy

CLIF Bars are the leading energy bar in Australia and North America! With 100% organic rolled oats and up to 11g of plant protein per bar, customers will not only love the taste but also the $2.95 RRP price point!

  • Vegan
  • Organic Ingredients
  • For Energy
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L to R: GoMacro, Eclipse, KOJA, Naked Paleo, Niulife, Slim Secrets.

100% Plant Based

GoMacro Bars are 100% plant-based protein bars and made from USDA certified organic and non-GMO ingredients. Gluten and soy free, each bar provides 10g+ of protein and comes in a biodegradable shelf-ready CDU!

  • Vegan
  • Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO

Paleo Bar

Gluten, grain and dairy free, Eclipse Organics Paleo Bars are packed with nutritious, on-trend ingredients including hemp, chia seeds and coconut. The tasty bars are certified organic, vegan and made without any added sugars or preservatives.

  • Certified Organic
  • No Added Sugar
  • Grain Free

Healthy Fats

Koja caters to the mid-morning munchies with their Natural Peanut Butter Bars. Made without preservatives, artificial sweeteners, stabilisers or other additives, they are gluten free, vegan and are low in calories!

  • Low Carb
  • Gluten Free
  • Low Sugar

Satisfying Snack

Organic Naked Paleo Bars are made with vegan, on-trend ingredients including turmeric and hemp seeds. Free from gluten, dairy and preservatives, the delicious wholefood bars contain nothing artificial or refined.

  • Vegan
  • Grain Free
  • No Added Sugar

Simple and Delicious

Plant-Based Niulife Coco Bars are made with coconut blossom nectar, Australian almonds and Niulife organic fair-trade virgin coconut oil. The bars are gluten, soy and date free, with 100% of profits going to empowering lives.

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Date Free

Keto Friendly

All natural Slim Secrets Bare Protein Bars are stripped clean of any ‘nasty’ additives and artificial ingredients often found in many protein bars. They are gluten free, low in carbs, keto friendly and packed with 12g of protein.

  • Keto
  • High Protein
  • Low Sugar

Fancy a snack? You can place your wholesale order online for all of these bars and more! Or simply contact our friendly sales representatives via 1800 787 904. Don’t have a wholesale account with us? No problem, you can register for one here.

THERE’S MORE TO BRAGG ABOUT THAN AWARD-WINNING VINEGAR…

Bragg is a world-renowned health brand with award-winning products, a celebrity cult following and international household name status. Whenever Bragg is mentioned, it’s common for most people to note their Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). But their ACV is only the beginning of this powerhouse brand’s portfolio….

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Nutritional Yeast and Seasoning Sprinkle

Nutritional Yeast is a vegan food product with a cheesy, nutty flavour. It’s a great source of protein, B vitamins and trace minerals and can be used in a variety of ways including:

  • Sprinkled over pasta
  • Stirred into soups
  • As a ‘cheese’ flavour in sauces
  • A thickener for soups and sauces
  • Sprinkled over popcorn
  • Added to dips and condiments
  • Added to pet food for extra nutrients

The Organic Seasoning Sprinkle contains a blend of 24 all-natural herbs and spices including Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, specially crafted to enhance the flavour of your customers’ favourite recipes, meals and snacks. It is also salt free, making it a great flavour enhancer for those with sodium-restricted diets!

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Organic Olive Oil, Coconut Liquid Aminos and Vinaigrette

Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is imported from Greece and made with Greek Koroneiki olives. The unfiltered and unrefined oil exceeds the stringent quality standards set by the International Olive Council and is rich in health-supporting monounsaturated fats.

The Organic Coconut Liquid Aminos are ‘better than soy sauce!’ Free from gluten, GMOs, alcohol and colours, this flavour-enhancing concentrate provides 16 essential amino acids that come from certified non-GMO soybeans. There is no table salt added.

The Organic Vinaigrette is the perfect pairing for salads, veggies, stir fry dishes and marinating proteins. It combines the wellness benefits of their famous ACV, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and coconut aminos, enhanced with a zesty kick of organic garlic and honey.

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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Functional drinks are in hot demand! As the weather heats up, give your customers a refreshing, gut-friendly drink option with Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks. Made with certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, the delicious drinks contain all the benefits of Bragg ACV, including ‘the mother’.

Flavours include:

  • Grape & Acai
  • ACV & Honey
  • Ginger Spice
  • Pomegranate and Goji
  • Limeade

Unique is the exclusive Australian distributor of Bragg Live Food products. The entire range can be ordered online here anytime, or simply give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you haven’t yet created a wholesale account with us, you can register for one here.

OUR BRANDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

At Unique, our extensive range of products are handpicked by our switched-on Products Acquisition Team for quality ingredients and capacity to sell.

We know internally via our sales reports that our products sell well but it’s always so nice to see our brands get the recognition they deserve via media outlets and industry awards. Here are some of our brands making headlines in the last few months!

SAFIX BIODEGRADABLE SCRUB PADS

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Safix received a five-star rating on Consumer (New Zealand’s version of Choice) for their biodegradable Scrubbing Pads. See the full article here!

ETHIQUE SOLID BEAUTY BARS

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Ethique is featured in Marie Claire as part of a plastic-free beauty brand round up. See the full article here!

LAKANTO LOW CALORIE NATURAL SWEETENER

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Lakanto was a finalist in both Start-up of the Year and Retail Product of the Year for the annual Food and Beverage Awards. See the full list of the Food and Beverage Awards finalists and winners here!

PATCH BAMBOO WOUNDCARE

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PATCH was featured on Naturally Good News discussing their story of success and how the natural adhesive bandages are giving traditional wound coverings ‘a run for their money’. Read the full article here!

ALAFFIA AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

Alaffia is a socially conscious organization that handcrafts all-natural bath, body and hair care derived from fair trade shea butter, coconut oil and African black soap. In an exclusive interview with HELLOBEAUTIFUL, Alaffia founder and CEO, Olowo-n’djo Tchala, really delved into the motivation and the mental behind the brand. Read the inspiring article here.

THE WHOLE BOODIES ZESTY DEODORANT

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The Whole Boodies Zesty Deodorant is a multi-award winning deodorant that took out the inaugural WellBeing Be-YOU-T Award for best deodorant. See the full list of winners here!

UPTON’S NATURALS CH’EESY MAC READY MEALS

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Upton’s Naturals Ch’eesy Mac was featured in Taste.com.au Magazine, July 2020.

We’re thrilled for all our innovative, award-winning brands that are getting the recognition they deserve. With a curated portfolio of more than 3,800 products from a selection of local and international health and wellness brands, Unique is your one-stop-shop for all things natural health. Order your stock online 24/7 or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you need to register for a wholesale account with us, you can do so here.

SENSORY MILL FLOURS – HOW TO GUIDE

Gluten-free flours have come a long way in the past 10 years! A coeliac from back then would suffer through the gritty rice-based gluten-free breads that fell apart when touched or the limitation of rice bubbles for breakfast cereal, hard, tasteless ‘rocks’ for muffins and really, not many options at all.

Today, with the increasing demand for gluten-free choices, whether coeliac or not, sales and innovation continue to rise! What once was a bland, barren land of awful taste, texture and more often than not, simply missing out. Is now a haven of delicious, nourishing and impressively-close-to-the-real-thing gluten-free alternatives to pretty much anything you can think of!

Brands such as Sensory Mill not only offer gluten-free alternatives, but their innovative approach allows those with gluten intolerance to experiment in the kitchen using flours that are naturally packed with nutrition too!

Here’s how your customers can make the most of each flour as well as their individual benefits:

Apple Flour

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The Apple Flour has been created from apple pomace leftover from juice pressing.

As a result, the milled flour retains the flavour and aroma of apples whilst providing a nutritionally rich product for consumers. Usually, these leftovers get tossed, but apple flour transforms them into an alternative flour that has up to quadruple the amount of gut-healthy fibre as white all-purpose flour!

How to use: Use this flour as a sauce, thickening agent or as a flavourful compound in baking. Use in combination with other flours like almond flour and banana flour or simply substitute regular gluten-free flour by up to 50%.

Bonus: It is naturally higher in sugar/sweetness than standard flours are so you can use less sugar in your baking!

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • 98% Fat Free
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • Good Source of Magnesium
  • High in Zinc
  • Cholesterol Free

Banana Flour

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Banana Flour has been finely milled from green bananas grown and picked in Australia. This naturally gluten-free flour is packed full of nutrients and flavour.

When consumed with a healthy diet, banana flour is a helpful facilitator in contributing to good health and wellbeing.

How to use: Banana Flour is ideally used in baking, smoothies and healthy snacks to add a subtle sweet flavour and aroma.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • Good Source of Potassium
  • 97% Fat Free

Hemp Flour

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Australian Hemp Flour has been pressed and milled from hemp seeds. It is an ideal baking ingredient and can be incorporated into both sweet and savoury recipes for a delicious and filling earthy flavour.

How to use: Hemp Flour is best used when combined with a gluten-free flour for bread baking and savoury dishes.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • High in Protein
  • Source of Iron

Quinoa Flour

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Purely Australian grown quinoa that has been delicately milled into a fine organic flour. This flour provides a nutritionally rich profile and can be used in sweet and savoury recipes.

How to use: Quinoa flour helps to provide structure and rise to baked goods. Substitute this flour for 1/2 of the all-purpose flour in many recipes or completely replace wheat flour in cakes and cookie recipes.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Good Source of Protein
  • High in Dietary Fibre

Chia Flour

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Chia Flour has been milled down from Australian grown chia seeds to form a light, gluten-free flour. It is an excellent addition to baking to boost the nutritional content of final products.

When cooked, chia flour produces a subtle nutty aroma and a light, fluffy texture making it a perfect baking flour.

How to use: Use chia flour to thicken soups, mix it with bread crumbs to coat chicken or fish, or use it as a flour replacement in baking!

According to The Nutty Scoop, “using all chia flour is ok for doughs that tend to be a bit thick or gummy anyway, but for more solid mixtures like cookie dough, it’s best to use a combination of 1 part chia flour to 3 parts gluten-free flour.

Chia flour also makes a great egg substitute in vegan and vegetarian recipes. To make chia egg substitute, mix 2 tbsp. of chia flour with ½ cup of cold water and let it stand for about 30 minutes. That makes about ¼ cup of egg substitute, which can stand in for one egg in a recipe.”

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Good Source of Protein
  • Low Sugar
  • Good Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Kosher and Halal Certified

Chickpea Flour

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Australian chickpeas have been carefully hand-selected, dried and milled down into flour for cooking.

Chickpea flour—also known as gram flour, garbanzo bean flour, or besan—has been used in parts of Asia and Europe for centuries.

When mixed with water it creates an ideal binding agent that can be used in making flatbreads, fritters or pancakes whilst adding a subtle nutty aroma.

How to use: Whisk with club soda for a tempura-like batter, make a roux for gravies or to thicken stews, or add to a veggie burger or fritters mix to boost the protein and help them hold their shape. You can also substitute up to half the amount of all-purpose flour called for in a recipe with chickpea flour.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Low in Sugar
  • Source of Iron
  • Good Source of Dietary Fibre
  • High in Protein

If you’d like to add this exciting new range to your next order, you can shop here anytime. If you don’t already have a Unique Health Products wholesale account, you can easily apply online now or contact our friendly customer service team on 1800 787 904.

CELEBRITIES CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS BRAND!

Bragg Live Foods is an authentic and storied brand with a highly loyal, multi-generational following in the health and wellness space! The company enjoys a dominant position in the high-growth apple cider vinegar category globally and a long and successful history with its range of healthy products. 

So much so, that fans of their Apple Cider Vinegar include a high-profile celebrity consumer base and global health and wellness enthusiasts including:

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has been quoted saying she uses ACV for her glowing skin! “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing,” she tells Elle UK. “It’s a little bit stinky but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s it’s really effective!”

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Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is well known in the health, wellness and beauty space. So what’s her go-to salad?

 “I always make a big salad with finely chopped fennel, cucumber, feta cheese, baby spinach, avocado, olive oils, and a dressing of macadamia oil, apple cider vinegar, and Bragg’s Amino Acids,” Kerr tells Vogue.

Hilary Duff

Younger actress, Hilary Duff says her morning routine always includes a shot of ACV. “I’ll just shoot it straight in the morning,” she says. “People think it’s gross, but I kind of like the taste.”

Kate Walsh

Actress Kate Walsh divulges her health and wellbeing tricks to HuffPost including how apple cider vinegar is part of her go-to morning routine.  “Sleep is hugely important. I know it’s not very sexy but I sleep like a bear in winter. I also drink a ton of water, usually with apple cider vinegar and some lemon.”

Victoria Beckham

Victoria shared on her Instagram that each morning before having her breakfast, she starts her day with apple cider vinegar. “Be brave! Two tbsp first thing on an empty tummy!” she revealed.

Jennifer Aniston

In a candid interview for Harpers Bazaar, Jennifer Aniston declared apple cider vinegar as part of her supplement regime. “Vitamins. Vitamins. Vitamins. I take a lot of vitamins, I’m not going to lie. It changes all the time because someone will say, “Oh, my God, you don’t take activated charcoal?” Then you go down a Googling hole to understand the benefits of that, or turmeric or dandelion for water retention. Now I’m doing apple cider vinegar in the morning.”

Liz Hurley
Actress Liz Hurley tells The Cut that Bragg’s ACV is her morning drink-of-choice. “I often put apple cider vinegar in my hot water,” she says. “It’s good for your metabolism.”

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KATY PERRY AND BRAGG

You may have seen Katy Perry holding a bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar on social media lately as well….

While it may seem like an unexpected match, Katy Perry’s connection to Bragg goes way back. “My mother made me drink it every day, but now it’s a staple for me.” Her mum also got to know Patricia Bragg. “She invited her to our church when I was little—and Patricia bought me my first guitar when I was 13.” Katy Perry and fiance, Orlando Bloom are now co-owners of the company, helping Bragg steer it for a new century. 

“I’m here to help reeducate people on how to use it,” Perry says. “I’m deeply familiar and aligned with Patricia’s mission to make the world a healthier and better place, and I am so honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the team that will bring the magic of the brand to a new generation of consumers.”

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To explore the full Bragg range and order your wholesale stock, simply login to our online store or give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 1800 787 904. If you dont have an account with us yet, you can register for one here.

THE SALES POWER OF PROTEIN!

Over the past few years, despite the neverending onslaught of fad diets, high protein foods have been consistent sellers. 

From foods naturally high in protein to products with protein added. It’s a nutrient prized for its multitude of health benefits and when called out on the packaging, has been proven to ignite sales growth.

Why is it so popular?

Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the relationship between healthy lifestyle choices, especially their diet, in a bid to counteract the degenerative health effects of chronic stress and their busy schedules. 

Rarely highlighted in a negative light, consumer insights specialist Julian Mellentin says “protein is the nutrient that can do no wrong”. 

“Protein is for fit bodies, firm bodies, weight management, looking good, feeling good, energy and all sorts of other motivations in consumers minds.”

PBCo., Macro Mike, Botanika Blends and Happy Way all focus on protein!

However, the protein craze is not just limited to health-obsessed millennials. ‘High-protein’ claims appeal to everyone from a range of demographics and economic statuses including families with children aged 6 -18 and senior couples. 

In general, the plant-based boom, an increase in active living, and snackification is contributing to the demand, with sports nutrition, high protein packaged foods, snacks and beverages leading the way.

With demand for high protein foods growing, packaging is playing a vital role in informing consumers and driving sales. 

Manufacturers without a protein-related claim on their packaging are losing more than $50 million in potential sales.

Vitawerx, Flexible Foods and RXBAR make protein a focus too!

In Australia, sales of items that list protein content have leaped by 22% compared to 2% in total grocery growth. Nielsen’s Head of Retail, Alfredo Costa says “manufacturers need to meet their consumers’ needs and desires with clearly labelled information on packs if they want to have a winning edge with product innovation and drive sales.”

At Unique, we stock wide range of on-trend, high-protein products that are driving sales in-store. Explore these popular products and so much more via our online store. If you need to register for a wholesale account, you can do so here.