2018 is coming to a close. The food industry saw many new trends this year. Let’s take a look at the top 5 creating a buzz, going mainstream and are expected to grow and be a part of everyday life in the coming years.
- Hydrogen Water
Water is important for all of us but drinking water can be boring sometimes. Health conscious people are now turning to the energy charging benefits of Hydrogen Water. It is the next big thing in the wellness market. Hydrogen water is nothing but water with extra hydrogen added to it. When you drink it, it turns into an anti-inflammatory agent. This makes your cells act as ‘antioxidant factory’.
- Golden Milk
The golden milk packed with turmeric has been around for a while but went mainstream this year. Turmeric, as we all know, is a powerhouse of medicinal properties due to the presence of curcumin in it. The bioactive compound is robust in its anti-inflammatory properties. The amount of curcumin is just 3 percent, but that is sufficient for making it a trend people are talking about.
- Pea Milk
It is the food trend vegans were waiting for. It is the most recent dairy alternative and additionally, is a good nut-free alternative. Pea milk does not taste like peas. It is prepared by harvesting yellow peas, then grinding them into flour. Furthermore, this flour is processed to separate the pea protein from the starch and the fiber. This pea protein is then purified and blended with other ingredients such as sea salt and sunflower oil and provides a good source of vitamin B12.
- Plant-based Meats
It is great news for vegans and vegetarians that food manufacturers are working on processing plant based proteins into something that looks like, cooked like, and tastes like meat. When meat is swapped for plant based proteins it lowers the amount of saturated fat and enhances vitamin and fiber content of the dishes. This minimizes the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Plants need fewer production resources which are good for the environment. There are meat burger alternatives on the market already.
- Medicinal Mushroom Powder
It is claimed that medicinal mushrooms such as cordyceps, reishi and chaga are full of antioxidants and essential nutrients such as potassium, iron and vitamin B. These are known for healing many conditions like inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or high blood sugar. While you are reading, more and more research is being carried out all around the world.
These food trends are already mainstream. Have you tried them yet?