Below you'll find several articles to keep you up to date on news and trends.
Even if you never leave the comforts of town, dried vegetables and fruit are in many of the foods you eat, and they can be extremely good for you. With nearly the same nutritional value as fresh food, a longer shelf life, and a lower price tag, dried fruits and veggies could be just the ticket to helping increase the nutritional content of a host of dishes.
The nutritional value of mushrooms solidly puts these fungi in the superfood category with near-infinite potential to be included in soups, stir-fries, or side dishes. Packed with dietary fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, hard-to-find minerals such as magnesium and selenium, mushrooms have health benefits to offer in everything from supporting your immune system to helping prevent cardiovascular disease.
To be fair, buying kale to add into your diet isn’t a popular choice for many people. But the health benefits are well documented—with lower levels of heart disease, lower cholesterol, improved blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and lower risk of certain types of cancer all on the list of advantages of eating kale.
Despite its important role in many recipes, chervil itself is not well known to many Americans. Part of the allure of chervil, however, is its flexibility. It can be found in all kinds of dishes either alone or in concert with other herbs and spices.
Though it is related to the green asparagus we are all familiar with in the United States, white asparagus lacks the bright green color we associate with these thin, fibrous stalks. You might not find the white variety in your local farmers market here in the States, but this European delicacy is growing increasingly popular in America.
If you are surprised that frozen-yogurt “pup-sicle” treats are now a thing, it is probably time to take another look at the trends that are going to dominate the pet food market in 2022. Everything from mono-protein diets to avoid allergies to antioxidant-laden foods for your furry friend, trends toward humanizing pet food, and making it easier on the planet, are set to dominate the next year of pet product purchasing.
Savoy cabbage, white cabbage and red cabbage are three of the main varieties of what is known as a “cruciferous vegetable;” others include kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Despite some of these vegetables being less popular, they are some of the healthiest plants you can eat.
Though we all know the green stalks of celery, not as many of us are familiar with celeriac, or celery root. While celeriac (apium graveolens) may not make an appearance as often as celery stalks, the healthy, knobby root of this common vegetable can be an extremely nutritious and flavorful component of many dishes.
If a glass of potato milk, some plant-based “salmon” sashimi, or a turmeric ice cream sandwich sounds like a crazy idea, then it is time to get acquainted with some of the new and adventurous food trends that are going to be hitting menus, shelves, and shopping carts in 2022.
A lot of time, effort, and energy can go into making regular meat sausage. For meat-free patties and links, though, the process is even more involved. With a base of lentils or chickpeas instead of savory, meaty pork, you need to do more work up front to ensure the final product is going to stand out on grocery store shelves and in customers’ minds.