Food ingredient national and regional association and board websites have come a long way. Not too long ago, these websites were not visually appealing, were mostly text based and were certainly not user friendly. As of late, it seems that associations are investing more dollars into marketing and are driving traffic to their sites through print and banner advertising in the major food industry publications, like Food Business News and Food Processing. And rightly so, because these websites house a wealth of helpful information. I can quickly find information by channel (health professional, food industry, grower, etc.), and on health benefits, recipes, distribution, and much more.

Here’s a list of a few great association sites: