Foodies!!!! Be prepared. Various surprising dishes are waiting for you in 2018. We are few days away from 2018 and experts are curious about what will be the food trends in the next year? Whole Foods Market, the high –end grocer acquired by Amazon, forecasted several food trends for the upcoming year. The forecasters, industry experts, trend-spotters compiled this list from years of experience in sourcing products and from the data collected from buyers and consumers.Every year food trends get change; it comes and goes like fashion. In the modern era, there is a considerable rise in these food fads and that affects daily meal pattern. Besides providing nutrients, this upcoming food trends may add aroma and taste for making food delicious!
But before checking out the trends for 2018, look for the ones that made mark in 2017.
Let’s see what are the tastiest food trends 2018(Predicted By Whole Foods)…
1.Floral Flavors – Everything in 2018 will be floral. With the beautiful look, sweet taste and fresh aroma flowers are going to make snacks and beverages delicious and popular. Rose, lavender. Hibiscus, elderflower will be in the teas, sodas, lattes, cocktails. Floral flavors can be the flavors extracted from flowers or maybe whole flowers or maybe petals. So, get ready to eat flowers.
2.Powders – You will be drinking turmeric latte. Powders like matcha, maca root, cacao, ground turmeric are getting popularity. These powders can be used in nutrition bars, soups, smoothies, baked goods, lattes as they are easy to incorporate. Kellogg has acquired RXBar, which has used powdered egg white protein.
3.Mushrooms – Mushrooms that were generally used for its antioxidant properties in dietary supplements, are now going to be food trend. Mushroom varieties like reishi, chaga, cordyceps and lion’s mane expect to see in coffee, chocolate, teas, smoothies etc. Apart from food, it will be also used in soaps, hair care and more. So, be ready for earthy & umami flavor of mushrooms.
4.High Tech plant food – Trends of Plant- based dishes has been building from years but science based advance recipes are going to hit the market in 2018. Vegan desserts like frosting, brownies, ice-cream, brioche, crème brulee made from nuts milk and veggie burgers, sushi using tomato instead of tuna are getting delicious.
5.Puffed & popped snacks – New extrusion method derived from different processing and combining ingredients have developed puffed, popped, dried and crisped products. So, the products like puffed pasta bow ties, seaweed fava bean chips, parsnip and Brussels sprout chips will have demand according to Whole Foods Market.
6.Tacos – People are consuming Choco-tacos from decades and Whole Foods Market predicted that tacos with new shapes and flavor profiles will be on new height in 2018. So, the tacos made from almond, coconut flour as a tortilla alternative expect to see for dessert & breakfasts.
7.Feast from middle east – Hummus, falafel, pita like tasty dishes are well known but now consumers want other middle eastern flavor. Consumers are ready to explore Persian, Israeli, Moroccan, Syrian, and Lebanese ingredients. Cardamon, harissa, and za’atar like spices and ingredients such as tahini, tomato jam, and halloumi will be in demand predicted by Whole Foods Market.
8.Transparency – Customers are more aware of the food and they want to know Everything about their food. They want to know where the food comes from and how it’s made. Nutrition labeling, GMO transparency, fair trade certifications, gluten-free labeling, organic certifications are on the top list.
9.Root to Stem – 2018 will be identified by Wastage Reduction. Nose to tail butchery, whole fruits and vegetables including stem, roots & leaves are on the rise. So, stop throwing out stems and be ready for new dishes like pickled watermelon rinds, beet-green pesto or broccoli-stem slaw.
So get ready to indulge in hibiscus tea, mushroom coffee, turmeric latte, fava beans chips and delicious dishes in 2018…Countdown starts!!!
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