The following are more trends for 2018 as expected by Amazon’s Whole Foods;
It is well known that some flowers are edible and can be seen in salads and other dishes. It is expected that flowers will become quite common on our supermarket shelves.
There is much bouncing around the internet about the benefits of turmeric in helping arthritis. So start to expect seeing this, and other, potentially health benefitting powders make their appearance in foods in our supermarkets.
Mushrooms are a must for vegans and vegetarians, and are very popular with others as well. The expected trend is that unusual mushrooms, like reishi and chaga, will be used as ingredients in coffee and tea, as well as in body washes and soaps.
Not just Falafel
Hummus and falafel will be the doorway for people to really start to experience the amazing cuisine from the Middle East.This includes the use of traditional Middle Eastern spices.
What is really in my food?
The demand to know what is in food and how it was made is only going to increase, as consumers want more and more transparency.This includes GM, free trade and of course the carbon footprint.
Not just for the Vegos?
There is a debate happening in the food industry about what is milke. The reason is that there has been an increase in the availability of a variety of plant based “milks”. This is just one of the plant based proteins that are now available and these are not just being marketed to vegetarians and vegans.
We like foods which are crunchy and it is expected that we will be seeing a lot of popped and puffed foods appearing to satisfy this need.
Taco or not
Mexican food has been popular for quite a while but it seems that the taco is going to be leading the charge for an increase in this cuisine. Don’t be surprised to see this versatilesoft or crunchy favourite served with all sorts of foods, including sweet.
Soft drink is decreasing in popularity but that doesn’t mean that carbonated drinks are on the way out. In fact there will be carbonated drinks coming which we would not expect, including coffee.