Specialty Food Magazine

Winter 2020

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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TREND REPORT Prebiotic Foods Gain Awareness Probiotic-rich, fermented foods continue to flourish, but expect growing consumer awareness and product development around foods that contain prebiotics, says Melanie Zanoza Bartelme, Trendspotter and global food analyst for Mintel. Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber that feed the friendly bacteria in the gut and they are found in a variety of foods such as bananas, asparagus, seaweed, and barley among others. Expect more of these ingredients to hit the spotlight. Early examples include bars and crunchy snacks made with prebiotic-rich barley and buckwheat. 3 Fermented Condiments: Gochujang Comes to the Forefront From kombucha to kefir, fermented foods have been trending, and the interest has boosted Korean condiment kimchi to the mainstream. Now Trendspotters predict the combined expanding interest in fermentation and Korean cuisine and flavors will converge to bring fermented condiment gochujang to the forefront. One of the backbones of Korean cooking, this red chile paste is made with fermented soybeans, seasonings, and glutinous rice and is often used in marinades, dipping sauces, soups, and stews. Expect to see it show up on more foodservice menus and packaged at retail. 2 Convenient Cocktails and Mocktails The Trendspotter panel named Raising the Cocktail Game one of the top trends of the 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show thanks to a slew of new mixers, tonics, and garnishes to help consumers make bar-quality cocktails at home. Look for a continuation in 2020 with the trend expanding with more cocktails in cans and bottled mocktails that offer sophisticated alternatives for non-drinkers or curious consumers, says Trendspotter Andrew Freeman, founder of af&co. And in a related trend—alcohol won't be the only thing jazzing up canned drinks. Canned beverages spiked with CBD are also expected to emerge. 4 50 SPECIALTY FOOD SPECIALTYFOOD.COM

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