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July 16, 2015 | Press Releases, 2015

SALINAS, CA – July 16, 2015 – Mann Packing is celebrating all things veggie at the PMA Foodservice Expo this year with the theme: Viva La Veggies – a party on your plate!

Mann’s Veggie Power Blend™ will be one of the new items featured at the show. The blend features several on trend ingredients including broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts, kale, radicchio and golden beets, in various cuts. The product delivers an explosion of color along with a variety of textures that can be used in several applications.

“The Mann team continues to innovate time and labor-saving delicious fresh products for our foodservice customers and this is a great place to showcase everything we do,” said Gina Nucci, director of foodservice marketing. “We want to liven up the booth and have a little fun at the show – it’s all about surprise and having a good time.”

Mann will also introduce its special variety of jumbo kohlrabi. This larger variety delivers higher yields of useable product than current smaller bunching types, while maintaining great flavor and texture. Kohlrabi is part of the Brassica Oleracea family, and considered a cousin of broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts.

Mann’s booth will have copies of the “Chef’s Guide to Kohlrabi” in its Expo booth #139 so attendees can catch the #kohlrabicraze.

Also, Chef Brian Copp, sous chef at Montrio Bistro in Monterey, Calif., will serve samples of Jumbo Kohlrabi and Mann’s Veggie Power Blend™. The jumbo kohlrabi recipe is a finalist in the PMA Foodservice Sensory Experience contest; Mann’s entries won the contest in previous years.

Mann will share highlights from its latest vegetable trends research report conducted by Technomic. Last year, the company shared results of a similar study around consumer satisfaction with lettuce at foodservice.

Mann is the leader in convenient washed and ready to use fresh vegetables and will showcase its full line of commodity and value-added items in booth #139.