5 Food Trends to Watch in 2019
Every year new trends emerge in the food market. More and more it seems we’re moving toward incorporating healthier foods into our diets in refreshing and innovative ways, and 2019 is no exception. From adding specific historically forgotten vegetables to changing meal habits, the food trends this year will add exciting flavors to what we eat. Silva International is always at the forefront of pioneering healthy, quality ingredients to help you keep up with the newest food trends, from field to finish.
Mushrooms, a vegetable that is technically a fungus, is the perfect example of how we are hungering for new textures in traditional food products. The food industry is experiencing a growing preference for mushrooms, especially new varieties. Our Boletus Luteus and Champignon mushrooms are the perfect additions to soups, salads, and various other products that are moving toward a more mushroom-friendly market.
Another vegetable that will be getting some attention in 2019 is beet. A root vegetable with many nutrients and few calories that can also help keep blood pressure levels stable, beets are making impressions in many different products. Beets are making their way into more and more salads, meatless meals, and even beverages like smoothies and juices. This often-overlooked vegetable is making a comeback this year.
Overall, the ways that people are incorporating vegetables into their diet is evolving. Consumers are increasingly looking for ways to add veggies into the foods they eat as part of their everyday routines. This means there are a few vegetables to watch as they become more popular, specifically mushrooms and beets, as previously mentioned, as well as darker leafy greens such as green beans, kale, celery, and spinach. People are getting more creative in the ways they eat their veggies.
Another trend to watch is the way we snack. With busy schedules and hectic lives, an increasing number of consumers are trading the once-typical three meals per day lifestyle for enjoying snacks and “anytime” meals throughout the day. This trend goes hand-in-hand with adding more vegetables to a daily diet. A prominent example is soup, which is moving toward the grab-n-go mindset, like Campbell’s sippable soups. Products like these are an easy way for people with on-the-go lifestyles to get more nutrients and incorporate healthy vegetable additives into their daily routines.
Desserts Without Guilt
Consumers love feeling less guilt about eating what they’re craving. For those with a sweet tooth, this means indulging without feeling they are compromising their otherwise healthy routine. Sweetened superfoods are making a big entrance into the food industry, which means mostly adding fruit to packaged sweets. Chocolate bars or mousses packed with fruits are prominent examples of desserts made nutritious and fulfilling. Such guilt-free additives include apples, blueberries, cranberries, and oranges to name a few. We all need to satisfy a hunger for sugar, and the food market is leaning toward making it more guilt-free.
The way we eat is continually changing, and a growing number of consumers want to refresh the ways they participate in the newest trends. From adding specific ingredients into our everyday lives to switching up our daily routines to better fit our appetite, the food market is experiencing an evolution.