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10 Foods That Will Be Trending in 2022 and Why

Why these foods are likely to rule 2022

There are few things that hold a lot of importance in our lives and almost always manage to become part and parcel of it. For some, it is food while there exist people who can’t live without having a glass or two. We believe that it isn’t just something physical and also quite related to our emotional quotient.

As we begin to unmask ourselves and become ‘the new normal, it’s time to embark on the journey of another year that will normalize all the things. Be it dining out with our loved ones or making our lives more sustainable, the upcoming year 2022 will be more about ‘zero waste. Before the beginning of every year, some foods start trending due to their popularity across the globe.

Based on the same concept, while we saw Dalgona Coffee and Sourdough gaining a lot of popularity, this year is going to be more about ‘less meat and alcohol’. These trends are based on the latest Whole Food Market and Waitrose Food & Drink reports, which outline the rising demand for environment-friendly foods and ‘zero wastage’. Here is a list of foods that will trend in the upcoming year

Hibiscus

The beautiful flower that grows on almost all continents. You will see more of hibiscus-flavored yogurts, functional sodas, fruit spreads, and of course tea.

Moringa

Moringa is a leafy green vegetable that has 7 times more vitamin C than an orange and 15 times more potassium than a banana. Not only that but it’s used by the World Health Organization to fight malnutrition!

Spiced Cocktails

In the past few years, due to the alcohol pandemic, bar culture has been declining in many countries, and it is likely to continue doing so in the next few years because it is believed that the best immunity boosters are herbs and spices.  

Herbal Teas

The global herbal tea market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.2% from 2013 to food trend 2022, according to Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute. Some of the popular herbal teas for longevity are chamomile tea, yellow tea, oolong tea, white tea, Matcha tea, Earl Grey Tea, and some more.

Fermented Foods

In 2022 you will see a lot of restaurants offering fermented foods such as kefir, natto, miso, sauerkraut, kombucha because they contain a lot of probiotics. These probiotics are good for the gut and boost immunity and weight loss as well.

Selenium-rich foods

Cancer is a widespread disease that has been killing people for decades. It’s an epidemic that threatens us all. There are many remedies available to deal with cancer and the number of medicines that treat this disease is continually increasing. The best way to protect yourself from cancer though is to avoid it in the first place. Selenium-rich foods like brazil nuts, mushrooms, and eggs are going to be the most popular foods of 2022.

Also Read: Food and Beverage Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Potato Milk

Everyone wants to be more eco-friendly these days, and more and more people are choosing plant-based foods over animal products. As a result, the demand for potato milk will increase significantly in the coming years.

Yuzu

Yuzu is an Asian fruit that is commonly found in China, Japan, and Korea. It’s a small citrus fruit that has a very sour and tart flavor. The juice of this fruit is used in vinaigrette, hard seltzer (an alcoholic drink), mayonnaise, and many other things. You’ll see several grocery products coming out flavored with yuzu powder in the next year.

Japanese and Korean Foods

The Waitrose report says spice-based dishes are going to be the next ‘IT’ thing in the food industry. With the growing interest of people toward global cuisine and pressure to cut down on meat, spices and herbs will take the centre stage.

Plant-Based Meats

Top trending in 2022, the “Flexitarian” diet challenges people to go vegan but not necessarily everything at once.

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