This Is the Hottest New Food Trend, According to Dietitians

Dacy Knight

From cashew milk to poké bowls to edible flowers, food trends emerge and subside, enticing our taste buds as they overpower our Pinterest feeds but typically dying down as we eventually move on to newer, weirder things. Sometimes they're specific dishes that become hot menu items, and other times they're categorical trends that have more staying power. What's the latest craze that's on the radar of every dietitian? Fermented foods.

We've moved beyond yogurts in our love for fermented products and gone full tilt, incorporating everything from sauerkraut to kimchi to kombucha into our diets. According to a recent survey of registered dietitians by The Monday Campaigns, a non-profit organisation promoting healthy lifestyles, fermented foods are the hottest thing right now. Whether they're in it for the unique flavours, the noted health benefits, or both, people are flocking to fermentation festivals to get their fix and the industry has grown dramatically over just the last few years.

This food trend might actually be one worth getting behind, do to the health-boosting microbes fermented foods boast. Due to over-sanitization and and the imbalance of good bacteria because of antibacterial cleaners, it's good to restore these probiotics by way of delicious foods.

Surprised by this news? Let us know what you think of fermented food in the comments.

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