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What’s ‘In’ for Food Business This 2021

The food business is big business. Who can live without food? Humans can never do it anyway. People are constantly trying and exploring food options. We hear different food innovations from time to time, but not all innovations are successful. Here are the food trends that are expected to dominate in 2021:

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CBD

We have heard a lot about CBD (cannabidiol) recently. From ordinary drinks to cupcakes, most startups seem to use them as ingredients. According to a survey conducted by the National Food and Beverage Association in 2021, CBD-infused foods will become one of the hottest trends in the food industry this year. 77% of the 650 professional chefs surveyed identified CBD-infused beverages as #1, and CBD-infused foods were listed as the second most popular trend. For those who don’t know, CBD is a non-psychedelic product of the hemp plant. It can be used legally in the United States, and it is also a beneficial ingredient in other products such as medicines and skincare products.

Fake meat and plant-based foods

You have undoubtedly heard of Impossible Burger, a vegetarian burger that has swept meat lovers all over the world. Or Chipotle pork-free bacon slices, although plant-based foods are not a new trend. People are reinventing vegetarian food so that it tastes like our favorite meat. There are also many plant-based foods, from vegan jerky to vegetable crust pizza base. It shows that many people want to keep healthy by increasing their vegetable intake, rather than giving up the indulgence of life.

The Pacific Rim flavor

is inspired by the flavors of Pacific countries such as Asia, Oceania, and the coastal regions of the United States. Ingredients such as dried shrimps and Philippine pork sausage are entering the restaurant menu. At the same time, tropical fruits such as guava and dragon fruit are used in various beverages.

Snacks made with seaweed In addition to seaweed

people are also exploring new depths of marine flavors, such as seaweed and seaweed. Tuna substitute with seaweed ingredients. There is also a puffed weight-loss snack made from water lily seeds, which has become more and more popular recently.

MCT oil

When MCT oil was introduced as a weight-loss supplement in the paleo diet and the keto diet, its popularity soared. Chinese medicinal oil is made from distilled coconut and other natural ingredients. It is colorless, tasteless, and remains liquid at room temperature, making it the perfect fat to add to many food and beverage choices. It is also believed to stimulate the brain and energy.

Stable probiotics

Consumers are paying more and more attention to intestinal health. This year, it is expected that there will be more probiotic products, especially probiotic products with a longer shelf life. In addition to the same old probiotic drink, probiotic strains are being integrated into snacks such as granola, nutrition bars, and oatmeal.

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