Every year, the food scene is hit by a number of food trends that change the way we eat. These trends are sometimes too weird for words-especially when parts of the world go crazy over cheese tea or cotton candy But some of these trends are just perfect.
Here are some of the positive food trends that will hit the market in a big way in 2018. Take a look and get your forks and spoons ready.
- Plant-based dishes
Zucchini pastas and noodles have already arrived to the extreme pleasure of Indian vegetarians, vegans and health freaks. 2018 promises to deliver more on the plant-based dishes category. Plant-based dairy will also expand and you’ll be able to actually give veganism a shot if you want.
The world has finally realised that mushrooms are one of the best ingredients ever. They’re versatile and full of nutrients that improve everything from your immunity don’t be surprised if you find more mushroom dishes on restaurant menus. Just lap it up, and enjoy the benefits.Mushrooms are classified as vegetables in the food world, but they are not technically plants. They belong to the fungi kingdom. Although they are not vegetables, mushrooms provide several important nutrients.
- Shell-less Tacos
Gone are the days when eating tacos and wraps meant loading up on carbs. Shell-less tacos are here! Whether they’re simply lettuce, kale or spinach shells, or ones made with gluten-free flours, tacos will get a healthy revamp this year. Taco Bell in India has already launched a chicken-shell taco, and we’re sure other taco places will follow as well.Shell-less tacos replace your taco shell or tortilla with romaine lettuce and have a healthier option for Mexican food
- Superfood powders
They’re healthy, and they’re super-easy to add to any dish you might be eating. Turmeric and matcha powders have already made it big all over the world. 2018 will see more additions to superfood powders in supermarket aisles. You’ll soon be grabbing flaxseed, chia and cacao powders to add to your healthy shakes and salads.
- Root-to-stem cooking
As the food crisis across the world intensifies, innovative chefs and cooks will continue their drive to stop food wastes by using every bit of a veggie. Don’t be surprised if you see dishes that have watermelon rinds or cauliflower and broccoli stems on restaurant menus. Eat up, and be a part of the movement to stop food wastes.
- Poke bowls
Poke bowls are basically Japanese one-bowl dishes, and they’re extremely balanced on the nutrition and flavour fronts. Poke means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian and refers to chunks of raw, marinated fish — usually tuna — which is then tossed over rice and topped with vegetables and umami-packed sauces. Poke bowls have already arrived in India, especially thanks to Guppy in Delhi. 2018 will see more restaurants and eateries offering this one-bowl wonder on their menus.
Millets are a group of highly variable small-seeded grasses, widely grown around the world as cereal crops or grains for fodder and human food. Millets are important crops in the semiarid tropics of Asia and Africa (especially in India, Mali, Nigeria, and Niger), with 97% of millet production in developing countries.
Millet is important because of its uniquely high content of nutrients, including impressive starch levels,vitamin B, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc,magnesium, and fats