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Vegetarian Journal's Foodservice Update
Healthy Tips and Recipes for Institutions

Volume V, Number 2   Spring 1997  

VEGAN FOOD PRODUCTS
AVAILABLE IN FOODSERVICE SIZE

ORGANIC DISTRIBUTOR
Organica USA Inc., 8130 NW 56th St. Miami, FL 33166; (305) 477-6508 or (800) 233-3089 distributes a wide variety of organic natural foods products in Florida including Arrowhead Mills grain, legume, and bean products in bulk packaging, Fantastic Foods, Inc., bulk vegetarian chili, couscous, falafel, hummus, and tabouli mixes, Lundberg Family Farms bulk grains, plus more. Call for their catalog.

UNCLE BEN’S RICE PRODUCTS IN BULK
Call (800) 432-2011 for information on Uncle Ben’s, Inc. foodservice packages including whole grain brown and wild rice plus more.

FLAV-R-PAC VEGETABLE STIR-FRY
Norpac Food Sales, 4350 SW Galewood St., Lake Oswego, OR 97035; (800) 822-2011 offers a line of pre-packaged stir-fry vegetable mixtures. These are easy to use and can be served over any cooked grain or pasta.

PASTA PERFECT
Norpac Food Sales (mentioned above) also offers quick-frozen, pre-cooked pasta/vegetable blends. Choices include Rotini and Vegetables, Bowties and Vegetables, Seashells and Vegetables, etc.

WORLD VARIETY PRODUCE, INC.
World Variety Produce, Inc., PO Box 21127, Los Angeles, CA 90021; (800) 588-0151 offers dried fruit, legumes, grains, mushrooms, chiles, herbs, and seasonings under the Melissa’s brand name. These products are available in bulk packaging.

VEGAN EPICURE
Vegan Epicure, Rebecca Hall Kitchen, 1251 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850; (607) 272-0432 offers seitan (gluten) in various flavors in 8-ounce to 5-pound packages. Seitan is an excellent alternative to meat in stew recipes.

HUMMUS FROM HUNGRY SULTAN
Hungry Sultan, 1370 Redwood Way, Petaluma, CA 94954; (707) 793-8080 offers in 7-pound can sizes good for foodservice and catering. Simply serve their dip with raw vegetables, crackers, or chips.

FAST N’ FRESH
Tanimura and Antle, Inc., PO Box 4070, Salinas, CA 93912; (408) 455-2011 offers washed and ready pre-chopped salad mixes, broccoli and carrots, shredded cabbage, and spinach under the Fast n’ Fresh name. These products are terrific for airline meals, cafeterias, restaurants, salad bars, and more. You will definitely save time!

JAFFE BROS. ORGANIC DRIED FRUIT, NUTS, DATES, SEEDS, GRAINS, AND MORE
Jaffe Bros., PO Box 636, Valley Center, CA 92082; (619) 749-2011 offers a wide variety of dried fruit in 15 to 30-pound bags, nuts and nut butters, seeds, legumes in 50-pound bags, grains and flour in 50-pound bags, pasta in 20-pound bags, dehydrated vegetables, canned tomato products, plus more.

BULK WHOLE WHEAT PASTA AND MORE
International Harvest, Inc., 71-40 242nd St., Douglaston, NY 11362; (800) 277-4268 distributes 10-pound packages of whole wheat pasta produced by Organica Di Sicilia.

OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL
The Greater Galilee Gourmet, Inc., 2210 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 829, Santa Monica, CA 90403; (310) 459-9120 offers extra-virgin olive oil and oil-cured olives in foodservice sizes.

JUST LIKE SHORTENIN’
Just Like Shortenin’ (JLS) Dry is produced jointly by the PlumLife Company and Tree Top. JLS Dry is a dry formula that can be used as an alternative to shortening and other fats when baking. JLS Dry is prepared from pears, apples, and plums, which have been pureed, finished, drum dried, and milled with a 3 percent moisture content. The flavor is slightly fruity and the color a light tan. For information call (800) 301-6580.

FRESH PEELED GARLIC
Basic Vegetable Products, 9301 E. Lacey Blvd., Hanford, CA 93230; is the largest producer of garlic in the United States. Fresh whole garlic cloves are peeled using state-of-the-art air peeling technology. Third party certified organic garlic is also available by contract. Both 5-pound and 30-pound bags are available. For more details call (800) 284-2011.

SAN FRANCISCO HERB AND NATURAL FOOD COMPANY
San Francisco Herb and Natural Food Company, 47444 Kato Rd., Fremont, CA 94538; wholesales herbs, spices and teas.


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