Healthy Food Trends For This Year

Why Keep Up To Date With Food Trends.


The beginning of a new year is usually very much conducive to deep analysisas well as predictions of various experts when it comes to the food domain as they endeavor to predict what we will find in our plates and on our supermarket shelves.


If you are an agricultural producers and food processors, the subject would definitelybe of greatinterest to you. Keeping an eye open at all times on food trends will allow you to seize new and upcoming business opportunities, keep yourself updated at all times to better distinguish from the competition and better understand the behavior of the consumer.Nadine Gourkow as well as many other health conscious foodies out there take these trends very seriously as they would not want to follow the trend blindly without taking further steps in the analysis process.


Take a look at the overview of the 2018 trends, developed by various experts.


Great Food Tendencies For This Year

The main and most important food trend for this year is having a diet free from the following substances:

  • Processed sugar
  • Sugar substitutes
  • Iodized Salt
  • Fat
  • Carbohydrates
  • Additives
  • GMO


There are other types of food trends that are currently popular such as the new sources of protein that have been developed. Whether it be for health, environmental or animal welfare reasons, consumers are constantly on the lookout for alternatives to animal protein.

It is estimated that half of the food and drinks that we consume on a regular basis are usually snacks and finger food. Consumers such as Nadine are increasingly looking for healthy snack choices. Whether it be cannabis-based foods or functional foods they ensure that it is good for the body as well the mind.  Fermented products, the addition of probiotics or antioxidant fruits in recipes are popular. Superpowders and mushrooms, both for their beneficial properties and their flavors are added to drinks such as coffees and teas. The flavors of the Middle East: chickpeas, hummus, falafel, pita bread, spices, fresh fish. Sparkling drinks: sparkling water, sparkling cold coffee, infusion with bubbles. A growing interest in alcoholic and non-alcoholic bubbles as a replacement for soft and sugary drinks. Frozen desserts with alcohols. The aromas of flowers: lavender, rose, hibiscus and elderflower are popular. Blown, roasted or dried products. Ready-to-eat or ready-to-cook products: less time is spent preparing meals, but more interest in consuming healthy products.

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