Another year is coming to a close, so it’s time to look ahead to what 2022 might have in store. Here at Willowbrook Foods, we love to see what new trends appear every year. After much of the year spent in lockdown, more and more people are trying out new recipes and foods. We know everything there is to know about vegetables and as one of the biggest distributors in Northern Ireland, we can’t wait to see what our customers come up with.
Here are a few food trends with think are coming up in 2022:
Mad about Mushrooms
As the demand for meat-free alternatives grows, mushrooms are becoming more and more popular – and we’re constantly hearing about their health benefits, too. Packed with umami flavours and B vitamins you can now buy many more exciting varieties of mushrooms. You can even buy mushroom powders that make hot drinks.
Better meat, but less often
People are thinking more and more about where their food comes from – with many turning to vegetarian and vegan options. And the current climate crisis has also made those who still do consume meat question their eating habits. Veganism will continue to rise as people become more aware of their diets, and hopefully the attitude towards “eating better quality meat less often” continues to spread.
Continuing on from the previous point, a new trend is coming to the forefront of people’s minds. Many are turning to a flexitarian diet. Flexitarianism or ‘casual vegetarianism’ is an increasingly popular, plant-based diet that claims to reduce your carbon footprint and improve your health with an eating regime that’s mostly vegetarian yet still allows for the occasional meat dish. The rise of the flexitarian diet is a result of people taking a more environmentally sustainable approach to what they eat by reducing their meat consumption in exchange for alternative protein sources.
At Willowbrook Food we have a comprehensive range of freshly prepared vegetables that are ready to cook and are perfect for your dinner. Providing vegetables to customers across Northern Ireland and Ireland, we would love our vegetables to be a part of the 2022 trends!
We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!