Innovative New Foods in the 2014 Heart Healthy Product Development Contest


Check out the awesome new heart healthy snacks and the food science students behind them for the 2014 Canola Info Heart Healthy PD contest. Healthy and delicious, these are the cream of the crop so to speak.

Rutgers University

Lumeng Jin (Team Captain)

Vi Dao

Siyu Wang

Yi-Chun Lai

Chen Liu

Weiyue Wang

Product Description
Heartmony – A snack harmonizing the crunchiness of crackers with the creaminess of a dip; the crackers are made from a blend of rye, oat, chia, and flaxseeds; the edamame-spinach based dip bursts with a flavor of freshness from kombu seaweed.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Team members:

Carolyn Dirnfeld

Jonathan Lam

Justine McAllister

Kathryn Harris

Lauren Lew

Shintaro Pang (Team Captain)

Product Description

SmarTarts – A heart-healthy, gluten-free pastry infused with bananas, apricots, strawberries and blueberries.

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Team members:
Adam Yee (Team Captain)

Jaime Savitz

Katie Lanfranki

Khadija Nafi

Kyle Failla

Hira Shafique

Lauren Gross

Product Description

Demergo  How would you like to sink a crispy, rosemary-infused cracker into a creamy, Mediterranean cauliflower spread without the high salt and fat content associated with traditional chips and dip? Demergo, meaning to sink in, completes that task while pleasing taste buds and satisfying daily nutrient intake requirements making it a delicious and nutritious heart healthy snack.

Contest Sponered by Canola Info


Science Meets Food

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