The Work-From-Home approach has brought a shift in consumer priorities toward healthier food and beverage products. Let's take a closer look at a few examples of what Whole Foods believes will be the trends in grocery stores and restaurants in 2022.
Author: Jarya Kotyleng
As the food industry gradually adapts to the new normal (post-pandemic World) characterized by less commute and the Work-From-Home concept, we have great anticipation of a shift in consumer priorities toward healthier food and beverage products such as nutritional and functional tonics and sodas, as well as products to support a greater sense of wellness, including greens and vegetables grown using agricultural methods that foster healthy soils, said Sonya Gafsi Oblisk, chief marketing officer, Whole Foods Market.
With that said, let's take a closer look at a few examples of what we believe will be the trends in grocery stores and restaurants in 2022.
Frequently referred to as the "miracle tree," moringa is conventionally regarded as an essential herbal cure in India, Africa, and elsewhere. The leaves of moringa are loaded with powerful nutrients, and the rapidly developing, drought-proof trees have been harnessed as a valuable food source to address malnutrition in some regions of the world. It can be found in the form of a powder and can be a great addition to make some delicious smoothies, gravies, and pastries. You can mix your daily green boost with Moringa to your morning smoothie, and Voila!
While you might have previously sipped on vitamin C-rich hibiscus tea, nowadays the culinary world has turned to creativity with the sweet and tart flavor of hibiscus (and its gorgeous vivid pink color) found in fruit spreads, smoothies, and other beverages. Try some Hibiscus Water, Vital Proteins Hibiscus Beauty Collagen, Hibiscus Kombucha Yogurt, and other hibiscus flavored products.
It would be an understatement to label turmeric as "trendy," given that it traditionally has been used in Ayurveda and conventional Chinese medicinal practices. Although spice has been around for centuries, turmeric is now gaining a trendy touch in products like cereals, spreads, ice cream, and more. Look out for Turmeric Ginger beverages, golden (Turmeric) bread, Turmeric potato kale salad, more.
Yuzu (Citrus Junos) is a hybrid citrus fruit also referred to as Yuja. Originally grown in China over 1,000 years ago, today it is cultivated in Japan, Korea, and other regions of the world. Yuzu is a remarkable aromatic citrus fruit for its tart taste, health properties, and a pleasant aroma. Although there is limited evidence from human studies, it has been reported that its extracts and compounds have been associated with a multitude of benefits, such as brain health, cardiovascular health, and anti-cancer properties. Its pulp, juice, and zest are suitable for a variety of dishes, including salad dressings, seasonings, infusions, and beverages. It can be an effective substitute for many other citrus fruits.
Next year looks quite interesting in terms of the variety of food and delicacies. We hope you are excited about the year ahead.
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