12 Coming Food Trends in America

Here come edible packaging, high-pressure processing and more

By Nate Wooley, InvestorPlace Writer


Where are American palates headed? A new study released by the Hartman Group has some clues for new food trends in the country.

The trend-watching firm has identified what it sees coming next, reports FoodNavigator-USA.com. Among those trends are:

  • High-Pressure Processing: HPP processes food by killing germs and softening it without making it less “raw.”
  • Protein: Diets high in protein mean a more satisfying dining experience.
  • Cultured foods: More pickled and fermented foods to promote digestion and immune system health.
  • Plant-based foods: While avoiding vegetarianism, people are adding more plants to their diet.
  • Culinary botanicals: More herbs and spices with food.
  • Premium private labels: Americans like paying more for exclusivity.
  • Edible packaging: Using existing food products to package and complement other foods.
  • Ethics in food production: Sustainable seafood and better treatment of other animals.
  • Upgraded convenience: Convenience stores move away from packaged foods that aren’t fresh.
  • Snacks with more flavors: A wider variety of snack foods and other convenient eats.
  • Cleaner candy: Better and more healthy ingredients in candy.
  • Sugar: the new bogeyman: Food packagers avoid sugar due to bad press.

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