Move over Boba.
For this first week of the new year, we're gonna talk about everyone's favourite - FOOD! Green vegetables are in and also more “Instagrammable” foods like star fruit and squid ink-infused foods are the rave for the year 2020.
1. Star Fruit
In our Instagram driven world, star fruit is the perfect example of aesthetically pleasing food and that increases their popularity in the year 2020 not just by their visual but also their benefits including lowering the risk of cholesterol and filled with vitamin C.
2. Alternative Meat
Don't be confused as vegetarian or vegan food. They are plant-based meat for meat-eaters. The fake meat frenzy was a hit since last year and it is still rising. We'll be seeing a lot more established vegan-friendly brands launching meat-free versions of chicken and fish that use mushrooms, wheat protein and pea protein to create the texture of the real meat.
3. Keto Food
The ketogenic, or famously known as “keto,” is a diet that has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years. As more people turn towards the low-carb way of eating, the keto diet still stands at the top list of trendy foods.
4. Organic Greens
It's a big dill. According to Market Watch, the health and wellness food market is expected to see a growth rate of 5.7% between now and 2024. Expect to see more of seasonal fruit and vegetables picked from local farmers' markets and all are organic produce like Kale and Cabbages.
Is this the new Kale? Cauliflower has exploded in popularity in the past couple of years and isn’t expected to wane any time soon. Cauliflower gnocchi, pizza crust, as well as cauliflower rice are rising in popularity as people attempt to cut carbs from their diets.
6. Asian Haven
Miso happy. Asian dishes like pho, udon, and kimchi are seeing a surge in popularity as we head into 2020. These Asian dishes are on the rise due to its food content that tends to be high in protein and the use of rice noodles is more common, perhaps leading consumers to view the cuisine as a healthier option.
7. Harissa, The New Sriracha
Harissa, is a hot chili pepper paste that came from North Africa. It contains roasted red peppers, Baklouti peppers or serrano peppers, spices and herbs such as garlic paste, caraway seeds, coriander seeds, cumin and olive oil to carry the oil-soluble flavors. Uber Eats now reports that people are increasingly ordering dishes with harissa as we head into 2020, indicating the spicy sauce may be making a comeback.
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8. Bone Broth
A staple of the paleo diet, which saw a huge surge in popularity throughout the decade, bone broth is thought to have a number of health benefits. The liquid rich in collagen is thought to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, strengthen bones, and promote healthy hair and skin.
9. Cold Brew
The popularity of cold brew has “soared” in recent years, according to CNBC. Cold beverage sales make up half of coffee retailer Starbucks’ US sales, and the company has released two new cold brew beverages in the last year alone.
10. Alternative Milk
2019 was the year for oat milk but now, make way for a range of alternative milks that are finding their own place in our society. So, expect to see a bigger range of milk made from nuts including pecan and walnut, and so much more.