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Wholefoods predicts rise in regenerative agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture: Organic farmer in field, credit photo: Whole Foods Magazine
Credit photo: Whole Foods Magazine

 

 

US retailer Whole Foods has unveiled its annual predictions for the food trends which will be available on its shelves in the coming year, which includes regenerative agriculture, West African foods and mixtures of meat and plants. Last year’s forecasts featured CBD products with hemp and topical infusion, organic packaging and synthetic meat snacks.

The complete list:

  • Regenerative agriculture

  • Flour power

  • West African food

  • Ready-to-use and consume snacks (Out-of-the-Box, Into-the-Fridge Snacking)

  • Plant-based, beyond soy

  • Everything is buttered and spread

  • Rethink children’s menus

  • Not-so-simple sugars

  • Meat and plant mixtures

  • Zero-Proof Drinks

Wholefoods recommends a list of products to sample the trends listed below. These include alternative sugars, organic premium roasted seaweed, wine of ethical origins, moringa vegetable powder and non-alcoholic IPAs. Novel items such as tiger nut flour and watermelon seed butter are also on the rise. Non-soy-based vegan items and sophisticated food products for children are also expected to become popular.