U.S. Food Trends A Detailed Look at Operator & Consumer Perspectives: Amaranth, Chermoula, Veggies as Grain Replacements, Migas, Turmeric, Gouda, Pomegranate, Peppermint
This quarter, discover the Aztec ancient grain amaranth; learn how to use the versatile North African sauce chermoula; and see how restaurants and manufacturers are using veggies as grain replacements - think zucchini “noodles” and cauliflower “rice.” Also, wake up with migas, a Tex-Mex comfort food; see where the superfood turmeric is showing up on menus and retail shelves; and how different types of gouda are taking dishes to the next level. We also mix it up with pomegranate and get a taste of the season with peppermint.
TIPS (Trends, Insights, Perspectives, Sightings) brings you deep analysis of food trends at different stages along the menu adoption cycle. Each issue is packed with extensive research, foodservice/menu availability, media coverage, and both consumer and foodservice operator data.
Datassential, a Chicago-based food industry research and consulting firm, brings clients real-world information on foodservice and consumer packaged goods in the U.S. and around the world. The company’s services, including its extensive MenuTrends database, provide in-depth reporting on trends in menu offerings, flavor profiles, ingredients and preparations. Datassential helps operators, retailers, and suppliers understand and capitalize on these important trends.
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