Lentils, which the group predicts will appear in everything from pasta to waffles “…as the quest for new plant-based protein sources continues to rise.”
2 Foods For The Gut
Consumers are continuing to seek out foods rich in prebiotics, cobiotics and probiotics.
The flashy red root vegetable moves beyond salads and appears in more juices, dehydrated fruit strips and yogurt.
4 Drinkable Grains
The most popular example of drinkable grains are oats which, when ground, lend smoothies a creamy texture. Chia seeds are also being used the same way.
5 Bee-Less Honey
Born from concerns of bee colony collapse — a phenomenon in which whole colonies of bees are dying en masse — food companies are creating fruit-based, imitation bee-less honeys.
Look for dessert sauces like chocolate and caramel toppings to come calcium-enriched, and cake frosting to be high in protein.
7 Happier Animals
In line with grass-fed cows, social and ethically responsible consumption is also driving up demand for pastured chickens and pen-free pigs.
8 Cradle Of Superfoods
Africa is being described as a “hotbed of exotic superfoods” for vitamin-packed foods like baobab (pictured here), moringa leaf and bissap tea.
In the early 2000s, the stamp of approval sought by health-conscious consumers was the USDA’s organic certification. Today, it’s the GMO-Free Project Verified seal that holds purchasing power for health-conscious consumers in the U.S..
10 Pond Scum
Algae milk is now called “the new kid in non-dairy milk,” for being packed with vitamins, lactose-free and sustainable.