Some of the biggest health food trends of 2019January 7th, 2019
Pacific Rim flavours
Heavily influenced by Asia, Oceania and the western coasts of North and South America – the likes of colourful fruits including guava, dragon fruit and passion fruit are set to replace goji berries. Sugar and meat substitutes are also in the picture thanks to the rise in demand for jackfruit (regularly used to replace pulled pork) while luo han guo – a sweet-tasting fruit – is now used as a natural sweetener.
Wellness-focused brands are readily embracing the health movement with the launch of granolas, nut butters and soups all containing the widely-embraced product.
Guilt-free frozen treats
Vegan choices to low-calorie tubs, ice cream is high on the agenda for health-conscious individuals on the hunt for a guilt-free treats recently.
The frozen food industry is set to grow even more with flavours such as avocado, houmous and tahini set to grace the supermarket shelves.
Thanks to the rise in flexitarianism, plant-based foods are selling fast with increasing numbers of people changing their consumption habits of meats. Mushrooms are playing a big role in the market.
Seaweed snacks have grown in popularity in recent years but this is just the beginning, other ocean-inspired greens such as seaweed butter and kelp noodles are set to become big news. Puffed snacks made from water lily seeds, plant-based tuna alternatives with algae ingredients and crispy salmon skins packed with omega-3 are also on the agenda for 2019.