We love food! Ask 10 people on the street what food means to them and we’re willing to bet that you’ll get 10 different answers. It can be nostalgic, trendy, comforting and even soulful. Just a single bite of your mom’s mac ‘n cheese can take you back to days sitting around the dinner table, can’t it? That’s what Team RMD is all about! We love celebrating those delicious food memories with you!
But the food industry is constantly evolving! At the upcoming Natural Products Expo in California, we’re anticipating some revolutionary food trends that may soon become just as iconic as your dad’s famous chili! Which powerhouse ingredients and enticing ethnic food trends can’t you wait to try? Share ‘em with us on Facebook! Check it out:
Authentic, ethnic cuisine: flavors the American supermarkets. An example: Tandoor Chef, authentic Indian food right in your freezer case! Look for the Indian, South Asian flavors of India and Southeast Asia permeating the market in unexpected ways — think masala chai caramel corn and savory spreads.
Coconut: Products ranging from water, caramel, chips, cookies, granola, flour, syrups, vinegar, and even beer are at their peak of popularity.
Turmeric: Touting healthful, anti-inflammatory properties, this popular spice’s versatility is seen in snack foods, soda, juice, and tea.
Chickpeas: Chickpeas are being served via chickpea and hummus-based crackers, chips, and even whole and crunchy in a variety of innovative flavors like honey, wasabi and Korean BBQ.
Seaweed: Roasted seaweed snacks maintain their popularity with the advent of seaweed flavored products, such as popcorn, sweet snack bars, and seaweed in hummus form gain some attention.
Maple: Maple flavoring BBQ sauce, tea, coffee, frozen desserts and caramels is a trend that seems to be re-vamping mainstream products.