Whole Foods unveils its top 10 product and grocery trends for 2022

A team of product experts dubbed the trends council at Whole Foods Market compiled their top 10 predictions for food trends to keep an eye out for in 2022.

The group of over 50 regional and global buyers, local foragers and culinary experts found functional beverages, yuzu products and reducetarianism to be among the top food influences. They analyzed product sourcing and consumer preferences to make their list. Check out the full breakdown of buzzworthy items expected to rise in popularity in the next year.

Ultraurban Farming

In 2013, Whole Foods opened a store in Brooklyn with a greenhouse on the roof to create sustainably grown fresh herbs and salad greens using sunlight and 100% renewable electricity. Indoor farming innovation has continued to trend upward since with everything from hydroponics and aquaponics. Whole Foods predicts more producers will use new, boundary-pushing ways to grow hyper-local crops and maximize efficiency.

Yuzu

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The Best Fried Foods Around the World

Gulab Jamun

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Few cooking techniques can transform ingredients as magically as frying. Fried food is half the reason most of us go to state fairs (let’s be honest — no one goes for livestock contests) and people have waited in line for hours in the U.S. (and even gotten into fistfights) for sublime fried chicken sandwiches. From falafel to karintō, here are 18 of the best fried dishes from around the world.

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Churros

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The exact origins of the churro are debated, but many consider this centuries-old fried dessert to be a Spanish invention. Both creamy and crunchy, churros are tubes of dough (flour, water, salt) that are deep fried and topped with sugar. In Spain, churros are almost always made by pushing dough through a spiral-shaped funnel before frying, putting a unique spin on the churro’s French-fry-esque shape.

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The Most Popular Foods of the Last 70 Years

Colorful Cupcakes with Candy Sprinkles

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Impossible burgers, farm-to-table restaurants, charcoal-flavored ice cream, and White Claw have all had their breakthrough moments over the past decade. But many of the foods that today we think of as old hat were au courant when they first broke big. Take a wander through the past 70 years, and see which of your Thursday night staples were once big news.

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general tso’s chicken with rice, american chinese cuisine isolated on white background

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Chinese food first made its way to the United States in the mid-1800s, via Chinese prospectors and railroad workers. It wasn’t until the post-war period of the 20th century that average Americans dined out regularly, and Chinese restaurants were on the menu. Restaurants developed the sweeter, deep-fried version of Chinese food that became so popular that today, there are American-style Chinese restaurants sprinkled around the globe. Peng Chang-kuei, a chef from Hunan province, fled the ascent of Mao

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