Four key food ingredient trends will dominate next year, predicted EHL joint md Tasneem Backhouse. These will be: New food regions, Chickpeas rule the roost, Spicing up soups and Meal kits.
The ingredients firm said that demand for foods from exotic global regions had grown, while free-from products had become more popular.
EHL also pointed to millennials as a key market for new ingredient innovation, with 60% of 16–34 year-olds enjoying new cooking trends and products.
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Meanwhile, four top chocolate trends –indulgence, premium, healthy and sustainability – should be exploited by food manufacturers, claimed global ingredients supplier Cargill.