Upcoming Food Trends in 2020
November is almost here, meaning it'll be the new decade before we know it. 2020 is sure to be an exciting year for the food industry as new and continuing trends flood headlines. Gone is the buzz surrounding eclectic desserts such as rolled ice cream or cronuts. Health, sustainability and convenience seem to be the major themes surrounding the food trends for 2020. Take a look at the forecast:
There has been a mass increase in various products on the market advertising their collagen-boosting benefits. Collagen is a protein that provides the structure for our skin and organs, making it the most abundant protein in the human body. Collagen itself has health benefits such as improving skin, hair, and nails, preventing bone loss, relieving joint pain, boosting muscle mass and promoting brain health. As we age, our body’s ability to produce collagen naturally declines. Collagen-boosting products claim to do wonders for our skin, bones and hair, giving us a natural “glow”. There is little evidence if these products actually work as many scientists are skeptical exactly how beneficial these products are. Yet, many testimonials across the web rave about collagen supplements. If you are still a skeptic, you can naturally incorporate collagen in your diet through consuming bone broth, chicken, fish, berries, avocados, egg whites, citrus fruits, garlic, leafy greens and more.
- Jackfruit, Blended Meat and Meatless Meat
- Pre and ProbioticsThe health industry has begun to focus on gut-health and how your inner microbiome impacts your digestion, skin, energy levels and more. Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that live in the gut and help your body maintain balance. Prebiotics is essentially fertilizer for these probiotics, stimulating the growth of these ‘good’ bacteria. Food and supplements everywhere have become increasingly focused on gut health, and many Americans are adding these pre and probiotics to their diets in a variety of ways. You can add them to your own diet through foods and drinks such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir or kombucha, or by taking one of the many supplements that have flooded the market.
- Butters and Spreads
Various nut and fruit butters and spreads are expected to grow. Spreads like seed butter, veggie butters, yogurt dip, flavored hummus, and more are expected to grow immensely in popularity. Who doesn’t love some good dips and spreads?
- Non-Alcoholic Cocktails
As the demand for non-alcoholic beverages increases in the millennial population, many different restaurants and stores are beginning to accommodate through tasty alcohol-free 'mocktails'. This craze aligns with the new trend toward health diets, as studies continue to show the negative effects of alcohol on the body. As a result, consumers have shifted their focus from getting a buzz to exploring interesting new and sophisticated flavors. Beverages with unique fruits such as Dragon Fruit or Blood Orange have increased in popularity, and mainstream grocery marts are now selling bottled 'mocktails' for consumers to purchase and enjoy. In 2020, expect to see this classy new trend to only grow.
- Puffed Snacks
You’d think crunchy, salty snacks are the opposite of what new health foodies would want, right? Think again! The rise of puffed snacks made from various health food such as chickpeas, kale, quinoa, and beets has come. These reduced-guilt snacks allow consumers to have the crunchy and salty flavors they crave, without packing the unhealthy punch.
We look forward to 2020 and seeing if these foods truly will be all the buzz!