Within the ever-evolving food industry, it is essential for retailers and consumers alike to keep track of the latest ingredients making their way into our kitchens and onto our dining tables.
TUTTOFOOD, which takes place in Milan from 8 to 11 May, has teamed up with the Trends Council to explore five ingredients that are poised to become household essentials in the near future.
Dates have been a staple in many households, but in 2023, they are no longer limited to being eaten as a snack. Expect to see dates in drinks, yogurt, and sauces, providing a nutritious, and versatile ingredient.
2. Sustainable Chicken
As consumers become more conscious of animal welfare, chicken produced by companies that practice ethical and sustainable farming methods will be in high demand. Expect to see sustainably-sourced and ethically-reared chicken coming to the fore this year.
The popularity of seaweed has skyrocketed in recent years, particularly in oriental restaurants. Expect to see seaweed used as an ingredient in various preparations, such as in sauces, dips, and broths.
4. Pasta & Co
Pasta has always been a staple in most households, but in 2023, it is no longer limited to wheat or legume-based noodles. Expect to see pasta made with vegetables, such as zucchini, green banana, and cauliflower.
The yaupon plant (pictured), commonly found in North America, contains a high amount of caffeine in its leaves. Yaupon is commonly used to make herbal teas, but it is also becoming a leading ingredient in cocktails, thanks to its unique flavour profile.
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