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Nafsika’s Garden Founder Says, “There’s a New ‘Cheese’ in Town”

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In just a few months since the brand officially launched in November of 2018, Nafsika’s Garden is taking the vegan cheese industry by storm.


Nafsika’s Garden is owned by Nafsika Antypas of Nafsika Inc., who is also the TV Host and Executive Producer of the lifestyle series, Plant-Based By Nafsika. The TV show is the first exclusively vegan series on mainstream television, airing across the US on the A&E Network to 70 million households across America. Season 3 is currently in production and Nafsika’s Garden’s cheese will be featured in this next Season.

When asked why Antypas decided to develop her own vegan cheese brand, she replied, “Because I knew that cheese was stopping most people from going vegan; and I wanted to find a solution to that problem. And, helping people go vegan, helps everyone.”

Nafsika’s Garden offers superior taste, quality and a cheesy texture without the cholesterol and is completely allergen free. That is, it is free from dairy, casein, lactose, gluten, soy, nuts, and GMO, making it kid-friendly and school-safe. The product is coconut oil based and is certified vegan by Vegecert. Its various flavours come in block, sliced or shredded, and has even recently launched a Greek ‘Feta’ and poutine cheese style. And, best of all, they cook and melt like real cheese.

It also tastes very much like the ‘real thing.’ Antypas admits, “I donated my vegan cheese at an event last month and people were eating it, at first, not knowing it was vegan. There is a huge misconception that vegan cheese or vegan anything does not taste good, but I’m here to change that.”

Nafsika’s Garden can be found at various grocery chains across the country including Walmart, where the brand is officially the very first vegan cheese ever to become available in its deli section. Just like her television series, Antypas has managed to make ‘vegan’ more mainstream.


SOURCE: Nafsika Inc.

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Sabra Spices Up Spring with the Launch of Limited Edition Salsa Verde Hummus

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Sabra Launches Salsa Verde Hummus
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Sabra, maker of America’s favorite hummus, announced a new limited edition flavor – Salsa Verde Hummus. 

Inspired by traditional flavors of Mexico, the new Salsa Verde Hummus packs a delicious punch. The limited time offering includes Sabra’s Classic Hummus topped with tangy roasted tomatillos, jalapenos, bright cilantro and lime, bringing the ultimate fiesta to the table.

“We’re really excited to bring the Salsa Verde Hummus to market,” said Grant Cowherd, Brand Manager at Sabra.  “The combination of Sabra’s Hummus and salsa verde is extremely delicious – the flavor experience is different than anything else in our product line, and we are confident that consumers will love it too.”

Available in the 10-ounce size, Sabra’s Salsa Verde Hummus is vegan, NonGMO Project Verified, and certified kosher. It is available in grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide with a MSRP of $4.29.  Find locations of where to buy here:



SOURCE: Sabra Dipping Company, LLC

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Global Vegan Cheese Markets 2019-2023 – Growing Awareness of Lactose-Intolerant Conditions is Driving the Market

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The “Global Vegan Cheese Market 2019-2023” report has been added to’s offering.

The analysts have predicted that the vegan cheese market will register a CAGR of nearly 8% by 2023.

The growing awareness of lactose-intolerant conditions is the key factors driving the global vegan cheese market growth. The sales of dairy products have been adversely affected by the increasing incidences of lactose intolerance across the globe. Therefore, consumers are buying dairy alternative products such as almond milk, vegan cheese, and vegan margarine. This will increase the sales of vegan cheese and is expected to fuel the growth of the global vegan cheese market during the forecast period.

Market Overview

An increasing number of organized retailing outlets worldwide

One of the growth drivers of the global vegan cheese market is the increasing number of organized retailing outlets. Supermarkets make fresh and ready-to-consume packaged vegan food and beverages such as plant-based milk alternatives and vegan cheese easily accessible to consumers.

High price and limited awareness

One of the challenges in the growth of the market is the high price of vegan cheese compared to conventional dairy cheese. In addition, the awareness among consumer for vegan cheese is limited, especially in the European market. Such factors will hamper the vegan cheese market growth during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be moderately fragmented and with the presence of several vendors. The vendors in the market are expanding their distribution channels, which will improve the sales for the market. This market research report will help clients identify new growth opportunities and design unique growth strategies by providing a comprehensive analysis of the market’s competitive landscape and offering information on the products offered by companies.

Key Topics Covered: 




  • Market ecosystem
  • Market characteristics
  • Market segmentation analysis


  • Market definition
  • Market sizing 2018
  • Market size and forecast 2018-2023




  • Bargaining power of buyers
  • Bargaining power of suppliers
  • Threat of new entrants
  • Threat of substitutes
  • Threat of rivalry
  • Market condition


  • Market segmentation by source
  • Comparison by source
  • Soy milk – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Almond milk – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Rice milk – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Other milk alternatives – Market size and forecast 2018-2023
  • Market opportunity by source


  • Market segmentation by variant



  • Geographic segmentation
  • Geographic comparison
  • Key leading countries
  • Market opportunity


  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges


  • Increasing number of new product launches
  • Rising investments in vegan cheese sector
  • Rising focus on strengthening supply chain and expansion of production capacities


  • Overview
  • Landscape disruption
  • Competitive scenario


  • Vendors covered
  • Vendor classification
  • Market positioning of vendors
  • Bute Island Foods Ltd
  • Market segmentation by variant
  • GreenSpace Brands
  • Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Violife


SOURCE: Research and Markets

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Global Tempeh Market Worth USD 258.7 Million By 2025: Hexa Research

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The global tempeh market is expected to reach USD 258.7 million by 2025. Shifting preference towards vegan food and the increasing acceptance of fermented soy food as an alternative to meat products is expected to spur demand over the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. Strong growth is expected from countries such as the U.S. and U.K. where fermented soy food products are increasingly being preferred as an effective source of protein.

Demand for tempeh is expected to strengthen from both retail as well as food service providers. While increasing penetration of vegan culture will drive retail demand, the eating out culture in western countries will spur demand from food service providers. Tempe is a rich source of protein, available in the ready-to-eat form, and easy to cook, which makes it a good food option for time-pressed consumers.

Consumption of vegan food reduces the chance of cardiovascular diseases, blood pressure, obesity, stroke, and carcinogenic disorders. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, an organization of food and nutrition professionals in the U.S., vegan diet is essential and suitable for all age groups and genders. Millennials are expected to remain the key consumer group, where increasing health consciousness and the shift to vegan culture will remain prominent over the coming years.

Growing awareness about environmental sustainability has also added to the growth of the market. According to estimates, meat production accounted for more than 14.0% of the global greenhouse gas emissions in 2017. The increasing realization among consumers has increased the importance of environmentally sustainable food products including soy fermented food such as tempeh as an alternative to meat products.

The market for organic tempeh is expected to be more than USD 115 million by the end of 2025. Organic food certification and non-GMO labeling regulations for food packaging in Europe and North America are expected to result in tempeh manufacturing firms increasing their spending on organic tempeh products in the near future.

Browse full research report with TOC on “Tempeh Market Size And Forecast, By Product Type (Conventional, Organic), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By Region (North America,Europe, Asia Pacific, Rest of the World) And Trend Analysis, 2019 – 2025” at:

Asia Pacific dominated the market in 2017 and is expected to continue the dominance with expected market revenues exceeding USD 90 million by the end of 2025. Rising awareness towards health benefits associated with soy food in the region will drive demand in the coming years. Countries such as Indonesia, China, and Japan are among the key consumers driving growth in the region.

The offline channel will remain dominant, however, growth in the online channel will supersede over the coming years. Time-pressed and tech-savvy millennials are expected to prefer the online channel as it enlists a wide variety of products at various price points, provides the convenience of ordering on-the-go, and doorstep delivery. In the offline channel, hypermarkets and supermarkets will remain the prominent formats in the coming years.

The global tempeh market is fragmented in nature and is marked by the presence of multiple companies operating at regional and domestic levels. In the coming years, companies are expected to launch new products and strengthen their presence by expanding their reach and visibility. Growth is expected from western countries such as the U.S. where increasing inclination towards vegan culture is expected to drive demand for the fermented soy product.

Some of the key companies in the market include Noble Bean Inc, Turtle Island Foods, Inc., LIGHTLIFE FOODS, INC., Nutrisoy Pty Ltd, Lalibela Farm, Mighty Bean Tempeh Sunshine Coast, HENRY’S TEMPEH INC., and Organic Village Food.

Browse related reports by Hexa Research:

  • Dietary Supplements Market– The global dietary supplements market is likely to witness significant growth in the coming years. Increasing practice of preventive health management due to high healthcare costs and occurrence of lifestyle diseases can propel market growth.
  • Polydextrose Market– The global polydextrose market size was estimated to be USD 225.0 million in 2015. Increasing usage as dietary fiber for fortifying food supplements is projected to drive the market in the foreseeable future.
  • Probiotics Ingredients Market– The global probiotics ingredients market size was valued at USD 1.95 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow further over the forecast period.
  • Dietary Fibers Market – The global dietary fibers market was valued at USD 3.74 billion in 2016. Increasing demand for nutritious food as a result of rising awareness towards preventive healthcare is expected to remain a key driving factor.

Hexa Research has segmented the global tempeh market report based on type, distribution channel and region: –

Segmentation by product type

  • Conventional
  • Organic

Segmentation by distribution channel

  • Offline
  • Online

Segmentation by region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World

Key countries market

  • U.S.
  • UK
  • China
  • Japan
  • Indonesia

Key players analyzed

  • Noble Bean Inc
  • Turtle Island Foods, Inc.
  • Nutrisoy Pty Ltd
  • Lalibela Farm
  • Mighty Bean Tempeh Sunshine Coast
  • Organic Village Food
  • Schouten

SOURCE: Hexa Research

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