Seaweed tops the list of trendiest food items for the new year
The annual Winter Fancy Foods Show in San Francisco took place earlier this week, with over 19,000 buyers from supermarkets and specialty shops attending to find the trendiest foods and flavors of 2015 — one of which was seaweed!
Some of the most interesting ways seaweed was incorporated into the event were as seaweed chips, almond seaweed crisps and onion seaweed crunch snacks. Its role in the event confirms chefs' predictions that seaweed products are becoming sought-after as both a healthy snack food and a novel culinary ingredient.
"Seaweed is healthy and it's really, really sustainable," said event participant Mike Shim. "It's got 130 percent of your vitamin B12 requirements and 30 percent of your vitamin A. It's a real superfood."
According to the Specialty Food Association, the specialty food industry's retail sales reached $70 billion in 2013, and whatever food trends and new flavors emerge in the Foods Show typically hit shelves in earnest a year later.
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Seagreens products are guaranteed to contain all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins that you can naturally find in fresh, raw, organic seaweed. Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. All Seagreens products are organic, kosher and certified free from allergens and contaminants.