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Whole Foods thinks it knows what you will be eating in 2019 and here are sone of the hottest new food trends. Buzz60’s Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more.

As 2018 comes to a close, the food and beverage industry is wondering what comes next.

On Wednesday, Whole Foods released its list of the trends it expects to dominate in 2019. More than a dozen buyers and experts collaborated to predict what new trends will dictate what we eat.

This year, new flavors are on the horizon, drawing inspiration from things as disparate as the Pacific Rim and the blossoming legal marijuana industry.

Here are the top 10 food-trend predictions for 2019:

Pacific Rim-inspired flavors

The grocer says that flavors from Asia, Oceania, and the western coasts of South America are on the rise. Whole Foods name checks guava, dragon fruit, Filipino sausage longganisa, dried shrimp, cuttlefish, and shrimp paste as a few ingredients to keep an eye out for.

Shelf-stable probiotics

Probiotics have been on the rise for a while, in the form of fermented kimchi and various pickled foods. Now, wellness-focused brands, cleaning products, and beauty brands are trying to cash in on the trend.


Business Insider, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Dec. 2, 2018

Video by Buzz60/Maria Mercedes Galuppo