Natural Eating: Growing Food Industry Trend
3/3/2017 9:09 AM
Natural Eating: A Growing Food Industry Trend
all the rage, and if you’re looking to stay on top of Food Industry Trends, you may
want to incorporate clean eating options in your menu.
More and more, people are looking to improve their health through better eating.
They are looking for Clean Eating at
Restaurants, as well as at home. From functional foods, to foods that are
gluten-free, to those made with natural, ancient grains, restaurant patrons are
demanding more from their favorite eateries.
Explore these and other Latest
Food Trends in Natural Eating so
you’re prepared to provide your customers with the foods they want.
Latest Food Trends in Natural Eating
The gluten-free trend is still going strong. In fact, this market is
predicted to grow almost 20 percent between now and 2019. Consider offering a
variety of tasty, gluten-free breads, cookies and cakes to stay on top of this
growing Food Industry Trend. Call
attention to the offerings with Hoffmaster new gluten free food flag.
Pulses are among the Food Industry
Trends you’ll want to pay attention to because 2016 has been declared “The
International Year of the Pulse.” Pulses—split peas, dried beans, chickpeas
and lentils—are seeds of dry crops. These seeds not only make tasty soups and
spreads (hello, hummus!), they can be ground into high-fiber, high-protein
flour for tasty, healthy breads and bakery items. This alternative to your
run-of-the-mill flour is gluten-free, too (see the Food Industry Trend above).
Foods: Interest is growing in health-enhancing foods,
also known as functional foods. Consumer attraction to ingredients known to improve
anything from energy and mood to skin and even libido is on the rise. In fact,
starting with the phrase, “best foods for” have grown tenfold in the last
decade. If you want to be part of this Latest
Food Trend, include these and other functional ingredients in your fare: turmeric,
ginger, fennel, kale, avocado oil and kefir.
beverages: More and more consumers are aiming to eliminate sugary
beverages from their diets. Many eateries are meeting this demand with
expanded beverage offerings including teas, sparkling water, fresh juices and
smoothies. Meet two demands in one by infusing your beverages with functional
ingredients—think ginger teas and sparkling waters or smoothies with kale.
and Others: Whether termed natural or organic (or the latest in
environmentally friendly farming methods—biodynamic)
consumers are looking for foods grown as naturally as possible. Those looking
to eat naturally may appreciate foods that are locally sourced, grown without
the use of pesticides and farmed using responsible, sustainable methods.
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