The biggest food trends of 2015

The biggest food trends of 2015
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The biggest food trends of 2015


The spice seems to continue to gain popularity as it's praised as a superfood for its health benefits. Studies show incorporating ground turmeric into your diet could help reduce inflammation and heal wounds.

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Savory Yogurt

You're probably accustomed to your yogurt getting sweet additions like fruit and agave, but this year we saw more savory options being tossed in the mix, like cherry tomatoes, basil, olive oil, garlic and pepper (just to name one incredibly mouthwatering combination). 

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People with celiac disease have to avoid gluten, but eliminating the grain protein completely has become more of a trend among those without the health issue too -- especially as more gluten-free products become available in grocery stores. 

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You're probably used to consuming seaweed in your order of sushi rolls, but the food item is popping up more and more in dishes on restaurant menus.

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Fast Casual Options

The popularity of Chipotle seems to have sparked a new wave of fast casual dining, with spots like The Melt Shop, Num Pang, Panera Bread and many others gaining more interest from consumers.

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Ancient Grains

While quinoa saw it's rise in recent years, other ancient grains have become staples in the kitchen, including farro, barley, kamut and millet.

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Move over, coffee! Matcha, a ground powder of specially processed green tea, is popping up all over the place. It's more flavorful than regular green tea, and has been shown to have some health benefits (in addition to caffeine).

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Beets are definitely having a moment. While they aren't everyone's favorite root vegetable, those who like them, LIKE them. They're at their best when tossed in green salads or starring in their own show (with a sprinkling of goat cheese).

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This game is appearing on an increasing number of restaurant menus of late. It's an alternative to poultry or red meat that according to some is a leaner (and actually more sustainable) option.

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As the year comes to a close, we're taking a look at all of the trends we saw in the food world -- from the rise of a particularly beneficial spice to the one ingredient more and more people are choosing to avoid. Check out the slideshow above to discover the biggest food trends we've seen this year!

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