Avocados are back on the forefront of fashionable foods! The good news is that they fit into so many categories of the hottest food trends predicted for 2019.
The plant revolution wave that’s sweeping the world has special days, weeks and even months dedicated to eating less meat. Think Meatless Monday, Flexitarian Friday and Veganuary. Once again, avocados are right up there, dominating meat-free dishes like veggie bounty bowls, meatless makeover meals like tacos, and nosh platters, the trendy newcomers to the block. No matter when, where or how – just add an avo!
It’s not only in the kitchen that avocados are shining on the trend forecasts; they’re also turning heads on the wellness A-list. The popularity of keto, paleo, grain-free and ‘pegan’ (paleo + vegan) diets, as well as neurotrition (which suggests a strong connection between gut health and cognitive function), have put good fats back on the menu. This is also supported by the current move towards embracing healthy fats for healthy ageing (which is fast replacing the old ‘anti-ageing’ idea).
With avos boasting high amounts of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to good HDL cholesterol, and being naturally cholesterol-free, it’s no surprise that they tick all the right boxes when it comes to these dietary and lifestyle choices.
One of the biggest food trends this year is convenience: on-the-go food, nutrient-dense snacks, bite-size surprises and hassle-free, healthy meal replacements that provide satiety and nutrition for time-strapped consumers. Eaten straight out of the skin, avocados offer a quick, easy and fully mobile meal option for breakfast, school and office lunches, and supper.