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Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Food Trends

2015 Food Trends
With 2015 recently rung in, it’s an appropriate time to look at trends for the new year.   
Rise in fermented foods. Fermented foods such as yogurt, kimchee and sauerkraut contain live cultures, or are preserved in liquid so their sugars and starches can become bacterial-boosting agents which is  said to aid digestion.

Craft beers. Craft beer has been increasing in popularity in recent years.  With the increase in number of craft beers there has been an increase in events promoting these beers.  A number of big food companies are buying smaller craft beers.

Grazing golden-agers.  Many baby boomers are cutting back on large meals and instead are looking to snacks and smaller meals to help maintain energy. 

Smoked foods. Smokey flavors are gaining attention of cooks.  Some may go out and buy a backyard smoker, while others will add liquid smoke to a recipe or look for smoked meat and other related products.
Supermarkets are changing.  Supermarkets are under pressure from other stores who sell food as well as an increase in farmers markets and restaurants.  Supermarkets are hiring dietitians, chefs and other experts to help them stand out. 

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