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Ingredient Trends of 2020
Take a walk through the swanky restaurant districts of any big city and you’ll get a glimpse of the emerging ingredient trends about to take over the food world as we know it.
We sent our Tastemakers on a mission to find the top ingredient trends of 2020.
#1 THE IMMUNITY BOOSTING LINEUP
These mega-immunity boosters are quickly becoming kitchen staples as the current pandemic amps up the need to keep our bodies strong and healthy.
It’s basic for a reason. Citrus fruits like lemons and oranges pack all the vitamin C we need to increase the production of white blood cells.
Ginger has been used for centuries to reduce inflammation. It’s even thought that ginger can help reduce sore throats and lower cholesterol.
Yes, shellfish. Vitamin C may be the most popular immunity booster,
but its counterpart is Zinc—something that shellfish like shrimp
and lobster are full of.
#2 SATISFYING SUBSTITUTES
With more and more people turning to keto or paleo diets and nut butters becoming a kitchen staple, companies are thinking outside of the box when it comes to butter and spreads. New, nutrient-packed options like watermelon seed spread and pumpkin butter are quickly taking over recipes and cupboards.
#3 THE NEW SrIRACHA
Don’t get us wrong, sriracha is still making its way into at-home refrigerators around the world. But now that it’s gone from special to staple, people are looking for a new, out-of-the-box flavor to amp up meals. Enter, the reemergence of Harissa, a hot chili pepper paste that can be used to flavor recipes or as a condiment.
#4 THE MOST INSTA-FRIENDLY FRUIT
Instagram fuels more than fashion culture—it fuels our food culture too. Photogenic foods are quickly rising in popularity, and the newest star is starfruit. It’s bright, uniquely shaped but actually tastes good and some pretty compelling health benefits as well.
Flavor trends come and go, and we’re always on the lookout. Check back often to see the next ingredients about to make waves in the restaurant industry.