11 food trends that are going to be huge in 2017
It seems strange that in a world consumed by technology, the overarching trend in the food industry is, essentially, "back to basics." While backyard chickens and homesteading may not directly enter the mainstream, their byproducts — free range eggs and farm-to-market produce — are flooding the marketplace. These changes are driven largely by consumers' focus on health. According to a December 2016 national survey from Pollock Communications and Today's Dietitian, a leading nutritional trade magazine, most people are turning away from traditional diets, opting instead for clean and mindful eating. As such, people are eating fewer processed foods, opting instead for fruits, veggies, ancient whole grains, plant-based proteins, and fermented foods. In fact, the survey's 2017 Top 10 Superfoods are seeds, avocado, nuts, fermented foods, ancient grains, kale, green tea, coconut products, exotic fruits and salmon.
Basically, people are trying to eat healthfully, and they're using a wide variety of tactics to do so, including meal delivery, weekly meal prep, and making conscientious purchases at the grocery store. In no particular order, these are the 10 big food trends you're bound to see a lot more of in 2017.