7 Food Trends to Watch For in 2019


The predictions are in, and 2019 is shaping up to be an adventurous time to browse supermarket aisles and restaurant menus in America.

Global flavors predominantly Indian and Middle Eastern, meat and dairy alternatives, and wellness trends are expected to boom in the new year. Above all, people want to consume foods that promote health and reduce environmental impact.

  1. Pacific Rim Flavors and Fruits
    Pacific Rim fruits and flavors have been predicted to be top trends in 2019.   Guava, Pineapple, Passionfruit and Dragon Fruit to name a few. These will be used in dressings, frozen fruit bars, deserts and sparkling waters.
  2. New Plant-Based Dairy Products
    Almond milk can now safely be considered a mainstream product, and 2019 will build on Americans’ appetite for plant-based, non-dairy milks by bringing new options.In particular, pea milk offers more protein than other plant-based milks. Meanwhile, creamy oat milk has become so popular that there is currently a shortage of it.Food producers are also exploring new non-dairy options for ice cream. In addition to nut-based ice cream products, you can now find ice cream containing hummus, coconut water, avocado, and tahini. Coconut-based desserts are especially popular.
  3. Shelf-Stable Probiotics
    Probiotic foods can aid digestion, help the body absorb nutrients, and even protect tooth health – and they’re becoming more popular than ever among mainstream supermarket shoppers.In 2019, fermented and probiotic foods will no longer be limited to sauerkraut, kimchi, and kombucha. Food producers have developed shelf-stable probiotics such as Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 and Bacillus coagulans MTCC 5856 that don’t require refrigeration.This means there are more options for including probiotics in foods than ever. Expect to see probiotic snacks such as granola and nutrition bars, as well as probiotic oatmeal, soups, and nut butters.
  4. Celtuce and Sea Greens, New types of Green
    With multiple lettuce scares behind us, consumers are curious about alternatives to their usual salad choices. Americans are now catching on to wosun, a Chinese vegetable also known as stem lettuce, asparagus lettuce, celery lettuce, or simply celtuce.Celtuce does have kale-like leaves, but they tend to be bitter. Instead, chefs focus on stripping away the stem’s tough exterior to reveal a crisp, delicate interior that’s reminiscent of jicama or water chestnuts.Celtuce also packs a big nutritional punch, offering more vitamin C, folates, and fiber than most lettuces.Expect to find more items from the sea in your grocery stores.  Seaweed butters, kelp noodles, snacks made from water lily’s and others.  Move over Bacon, now there is crispy salmon skins and kelp jerkies!
  5. CBD Products
    By now, you’ve probably heard of CBD products. CBD (short for cannabidiol) is a hemp derivative that typically does not contain the intoxicating effects of THC.CBD oil is not currently legal in all 50 states, yet CBD products are being hyped for their alleged ability to reduce pain, relieve anxiety, aid sleep, and more.CBD oil is commonly added to bath and body products such as lotions, but it’s present in food as well. You can now find CBD oil in cocktails, desserts, smoothies, and even beer, and experts predict more products will become available in 2019.
  6. Faux Meat
    The rise of plant-based milks correlates with a broader interest in plant-based nutrition. Food producers are looking beyond tofu to discover new meat alternatives that offer the same savory, umami flavors people love in meat.Mushrooms are an increasingly important source of non-meat umami, with varietals such as the king trumpet taking center stage in products like vegetarian jerky. Additionally, jackfruit, a popular Asian ingredient, is showing up as an alternative to pulled pork.
  7. Lab Grown Meat
    In 2018, objections to commercial farming grew louder. Consumers are less comfortable eating meat if they believe the animals were treated harshly or if they’re aware of the environmental impact of large-scale cattle, chicken, and pig farming.Scientists have now developed a way to grow meat from cultured cells in a laboratory. Heralded as “clean meat,” these products aren’t mainstream yet but are poised to gain new ground in 2019 however scientists still need to figure out how to introduce fat into the muscle tissue samples they’re growing.Still, one tissue sample can produce as many as 80,000 servings of meat, by some estimates – making lab grown meat one of the most promising environmental and cruelty-free solutions to solving hunger around the world.



  1. 環太平洋の味覚と果物


  2. 植物性の新しい“乳製品”




  3. 常温で保存できるプロバイオティクス


    2019年は、ザワークラウト、キムチ、コンブチャ以外にも発酵食品やプロバイオティクス食品の選択肢が広がりそうです。食品メーカーは、バチルスコアグランスGBI-30やバチルスコアグランスMTCC 5856など、常温で保存できるプロバイオティクスを開発しました。


  4. 茎レタスや海藻などの新しい青野菜





  5. CBD商品




  6. 肉の代替品



  7. ラボで培養した食肉




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