Superfood Trends for 2021

by Sudarsan

Food trends come and go and are often fickle and based on superficial fashions. However, with superfood trends, things tend to be different. As scientists and nutritionists learn more about the benefits of different foodstuffs, new superfoods become in demand.

By keeping on top of the latest healthy food trends, you can ensure that your diet is as healthy as it can possibly be, allowing you to live a better life.

If you are looking for innovative food products for 2020 and 2021 that will help boost your health and wellbeing, we have got you covered. Make sure to consult this guide to the latest emerging superfood trends to learn more. 

1. Nut Oils

Oil alternatives have probably been the defining health food trends of the past year. People are no longer content with fatty olive oils and vegetable oils for their cooking. Instead, you can enjoy great flavor and much better nutrition, and good fats by using nut oils. Some of the most popular nut oils include almond oil, peanut oil, hazelnut oil, and avocado oil. 

2. Super Multivitamins 

The global health crises of the past year have hammered home the need for a strong immune system and good overall health. That is why the demand and interest in multivitamins have skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Those with a better understanding of multivitamins will know that certain vitamins have more benefits for different types of people. As a result, a new trend of tailored multivitamins is emerging. 

3. Watermelon Seeds

Sesame, chia, and pumpkin seeds are no longer the ones to watch. Instead, watermelon seeds have emerged as one of the top flavour trends of 2021. Watermelon seeds are also one of the top dessert trends of the year, as they can be used as a delicious and healthy topping for a wide range of dessert foods. Just one cup of watermelon seeds contains a whopping 31 grams of protein, as well as more magnesium and vitamin B than you can shake a stick at.

4. Microgreens

You have probably eaten microgreens before, given that they are commonly used in restaurants to add color to dishes. Microgreens are often described as “vegetable confetti” by wellness influencers, given that they can be sprinkled on virtually any food. The top microgreens that health fanatics are buying, growing, and eating in 2021 include: 

  • Radicchio
  • Leek
  • Squash
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Wheatgrass
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Red cabbage 

5. Black Garlic

Black garlic has been a top superfood for years now, and its resurgence in 2021 seems to be well and truly underway. It has long been a mainstay ingredient in Thai and South Korean cuisine and is now being touted by western fitness influencers due to its high number of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and prebiotic properties. It also helps that it tastes delicious. 

More Superfood Trends at Your Fingertips

Staying on top of the latest superfood trends can help you make truly informed choices about your diet and lifestyle. For this, we are here to help. Make sure to consult our regularly updated Health section for all of the latest trends in better eating. 

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