Our Predictions: 2013 Food Trends

If you’ve been asking yourself what the next kale, quinoa, and cupcake will be, then read on for our food trend 2013 predictions. By: Frances Largeman-Roth, RD

Sexy Veggies
Photo courtesy of Earthbound Farm

Sexy Veggies

No longer relegated to the side of the plate, vegetables will take a star turn in the New Year thanks to increasing demand for healthier food, plus the rising cost of meat. Flavors will be bigger and bolder with an emphasis on vegetables with bitter undertones like Brussels sprouts and other cabbages, kale, and cauliflower. So what’s the next kale? Earthbound Farm is placing its bets on komatsuna, which is part of their new Zen Blend—an organic mix of baby spinach, baby kale, komatsuna (Asian mustard), chard, and mizuna. Like kale, komatsuna has a little bite to it and can be eaten raw, sautéed, braised, or added to soups.

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