Grains That Give Back: Top 10 Food Trends for 2022
What does the future of food and beverage taste like? Don’t think too hard — we already did that for you. We consulted our expert Trends Council, picking their brains for predictions on the cutting-edge flavors, products and ingredients that will win hearts, minds and menus in 2022. From ultraurban farming to ingredients like yuzu citrus and hibiscus, check out our predictions for hot new food and beverage trends that will light up the aisles in 2022.
6. Grains That Give Back
Grocery grains are refocusing on the environment in 2022. We’re talking grains grown via agriculture practices and farming processes that help address soil health. Kernza® — a perennial grain developed by The Land Institute with a sweet, nutty flavor and long roots — helps with nutrient cycling and overall soil ecology. Find it in cereals and even beer.
Try the trend: Cascadian Farm Kernza Flakes with Honey Oat Clusters Cereal, Annie’s Organic: Macaroni & Classic Cheddar, Shells & White Cheddar with Whole Grains; Patagonia Provisions Long Root Pale Ale made with Kernza perennial grain; Zack’s Mighty Tortilla Chips made with whole corn kernels grown with farming practices that support soil health