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.
Due to the worldwide pandemic, labor shortages, and strong volumes in international and domestic trade, supply chain disruptions continue to impact trade as gridlock and high costs persists. Silva remains in a good position, however, to respond to our customers’ needs.
As the effects of the novel coronavirus become better understood, consumers have become more intently focused on their health. The quality of the food we eat, and the ingredients that make up the food we buy, has taken an even more prominent place in driving consumer decisions over the last year and a half.
Trends show that people are continuing to eat at home even as restaurants are reopening, and other influences of COVID are changing what we are buying and eating at home. The focus on healthy living brought about by the pandemic has only increased trends toward clean labels and more nutritionally dense foods.
While the food and beverage industry has long relied on coloring agents and artificial dyes to achieve the appearance of the foods we eat, natural food coloring and natural food dyes are widening the options for producers looking to increase the health credentials of their product without sacrificing on the eye-catching appearance.
While perfecting tried and true beers with all their hoppy or malty notes is the first step in getting a great beer, adding flavors and adjuncts can open a wider world of possibilities that will challenge even the best brewer and attract increasingly savvy customers.