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5 Food Trends to Look Forward to in 2021

It's a new year and we welcome a new wave of food trends that are hitting plates in 2021.
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To say we are excited for 2021 would be an understatement.

Keep scrolling to see the trends, which will bring new life to your kitchen this year!

The Rise of Korean Cuisine

South Korea became known more for its technology more than its food. In recent years, Korean cuisine is gaining more popularity fueled by or in connection with the rise in popularity of Korean pop culture. Thanks to its main stream delicacies like kimchi and KBBQ (Korean Barbecue), Korean traditional cooking techniques, authentic ingredients that are healthy and fit with the overall trend to being health-conscious eaters, this cuisine is rising to popularity.

Probiotic Rich Foods

Digestive health will continue to grow and expand. This year could be the year for products intended to support digestive health. Products designed to enrich digestive health are extending well beyond the yogurt aisle. Kombucha, sauerkraut, miso, kimchi, sourdough bread, pickled vegetables are some of the most common foods that naturally contain gut-friendly bacteria that can improve your health.

At Home Food Creativity

Comfort food recipes are a reminder of better times. They make you feel warm and cozy from the inside out. People have taken inspiration and comfort from their favorite childhood dish and created the perfect balance of innovation, nostalgia. This coming year, expect this to continue with a healthy spin.

Modern Desserts - Sweet and Umami

Umami will take things one step further by bringing a savory element. Part of the versatility of pastry is its ability to combine unexpected elements from the larger realm of baking. The combination of sweet and salty is nothing new to the pastry world. A sprinkle of flaky salt intensifies the flavor of chocolate desserts, and salted caramel has a much more complex flavor than one made with just sugar. This coming year, welcome the unexpected combination of sweet and umami - think miso and chocolate, tahini and caramel, matcha and vanilla!

Alternative Protein

The demand for plant-based protein products is rapidly expanding beyond just burgers. Alternative protein for seafood, plant-based cheeses, and protein snacks are emerging in the market with no signs of slowing down. Get ready meat lover, you're in for a plant-based remix of your favorite proteins.

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