You won't believe which foods are going to be trending in 2019!

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Are you ready for the tastes of 2019?

Interested in what foods will be trending in 2019? Will the culinary trends of 2018 be fads or are they here to stay? Researchers have analysed which trends are likely to emerge in food trends 2019.

9 food trends 2019 to look out for

1. CBD (Cannabidiol)

CBD is the ingredient extracted from cannabis. It is legal for use everywhere in the United States because it is non-hallucinogenic. Hemp oil is on the rise and added to many foods. Although cannabis is still a taboo in Asia, there’s no denying the CBD craze that will eventually make it’s way to this part of the world.

2. Water lily seed

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This Indian ingredient is gaining a reputation for being a superfood. It’s held with the same regard as quinoa for its nutritional value and compatible with different dietary lifestyles. Many people claim that they lost weight when they included this in their diet! As far as food trends 2019 goes, you might see more water lily seeds being used!

3. Oat milk

This is a lactose-free alternative to normal milk. A lot of cafes are offering oat milk for coffee drinkers. So it’s no wonder this is one of the most hyped food trends 2019 has to offer. Oats are soaked overnight, then strained. Because the oats absorb water better than nuts, it gives a creamier texture than nut milk.

4. Environmentally friendly packaging

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American supermarket chain Whole Foods said, “Some movements start as trends, then become necessities. This is one of them.” With people becoming more aware of the impact of consumer packaging on the ecosystem, we expect more people to bring their own bags and use fewer disposable items. Several F&B chains are banning single-use packaging and items like straws already.

5. Plant-based meat snacks

Veganism continues to rise in popularity. And anything that supports this lifestyle is bound to be one of the food trends 2019 will welcome. So it’s no surprise that vegan jerky has become so popular. Indeed, it looks the part but is made from vegetable alternatives.

6. Spirulina

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If you’ve never heard of this, then you’ll want to try it as soon as you can! This supplement is made from a blue-green algae that’s safe to eat. When distilled into powder and pill form, it has a lot of nutritional benefits. Spirulina is packed with vitamins and essential amino acids. Certainly, it’s one of the food trends 2019 will see more of!

7. MCT Oil

This is one of the easiest food trends 2019 would see an increase in popularity. MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides. Basically fatty acids! It’s distilled from coconut oil. But here’s the kicker – it’s odorlous, colourless and tasteless. Which is why people are adding this to everything! Coffee, smoothies, salad dressings – you name it! Moreover, it’s great for paleo and keto diets thanks to its nutritional properties.

8. Monk fruit sweetener

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If you feel stevia doesn’t give enough taste, try monkfruit sweetener instead! The Southeast Asian fruit doesn’t store well and doesn’t taste great on its own. But when extracted into powder form and not eaten raw, it’s up to 200 times sweeter than sugar! Furthermore, it’s zero calories!

9. Orange wine

Despite the name, no oranges were used in the making of this wine. The colour comes from the fermentation process where the grapes stay in contact with their skins. This type of wine is one of the food trends 2019 expects to increase. Because there are no additives, this attracts people who are looking for more natural products.

Written by

Vinnie Wong