Our take: Whole Foods proffers that hemp, as well as flavors from Asia, Oceania, and the western coasts of South America will be a factor in consumer choices next year... | -----------
As 2018 comes to a close, the food and drink industry is wondering what comes next. Grocer Whole Foods has released its list of the trends it expects to dominate in 2019, with more than a dozen buyers and experts collaborating to predict the things that will dictate what we eat.
Next year, new flavors are on the horizon, drawing inspiration from the Pacific Rim and the blossoming legal marijuana industry.
Here are the top 10 food-trend predictions for 2019:
From the Pacific Rim:
Whole Foods name checks guava, dragon fruit, Filipino sausage longganisa, dried shrimp, cuttlefish, and shrimp paste as a few ingredients to keep an eye out for.
Probiotics have been on the rise for a while, in the form of fermented kimchi and various pickled foods.
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