1. Plant-Based Eating
According to research in a recent study from Harvard, consuming a healthful plant-based diet is linked to a substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Research suggests this is due to high-quality plant foods (eg. whole grains, nuts & legumes) being high in fibre, antioxidants, unsaturated fatty acids, and micronutrients (such as magnesium).
Whether consumers choose to be a vegan, vegetarian or flexitarian, it is increasingly understood that eating a plant-based diet will make for a much healthier, more sustainable and environmentally friendly lifestyle.
Organic Beans, Peas & Lentils are the most popular sources of plant protein. We supply a wide variety of legumes in a range of sizes. The perfect protein supplement and a must-have during summer smoothie season, Organic Plant-Based Protein Powders will continue to be popular.
Demand for plant-based milk has rapidly increased in the past year alone as more of us substitute it for regular dairy milk at home. Many people are making Nut & Seed Milks using our famous Nut Milk Bags or learn how to make homemade plant milk here.
2. Vegan Alternatives
Popular vegan alternative flavourings and seasonings will continue to trend this year including:
Organic Red & White Miso Paste, a flavoursome soy-based fermented food commonly added to soup, dressings & sauces.
Nutritional Yeast Flakes are a very popular ingredient and a nutritious vegan alternative to achieve a "cheesey" flavour.
Tahini (Hulled & Unhulled) is at truly delicious sesame seed paste used as a spread, in dressings, sauces, dips & more.
Sea Vegetables, often referred to as seaweed, are a natural source of a diverse range of minerals and phytonutrients. Sea vegetables including Wakame, Arame, Nori, Agar-Agar and Dulse have long been a staple in Asian cuisines.
3. Golden Goodness: Turmeric
This beautiful golden spice continues to thrive with its anti-inflammatory properties and lovely, warm, earthy flavour. Turmeric has long been a common ingredient in Indian and Asian cuisine, however has made a huge comeback in contemporary food & beverages.