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The surprising foods you're likely to be eating in 2019

Newshub logoNewshub 9/01/2019 Sarah Templeton

a pile of fruit sitting on a table © Provided by MediaWorks NZ Limited  A new list of the trendiest foods forecast to be eaten in 2019 reveals Kiwis are increasingly becoming a plant-based bunch. 

According to new stats released by Uber Eats, this year is going to be a big one for the pickle lovers, as well as the healthy eaters.

The list of trendiest food predictions for the year ahead includes healthy staples of brown rice, avocado and coconut.

A 2017 report from Mintel shows plant based eating is on the rise, with 25 per cent increase in vegetarian product claims and a 257 per cent rise in vegan claims in global food and drink launches that year.

More than 463,000 New Zealanders reported they were "always" or "mostly" vegetarian, an increase of 27 percent in the last four years.

Search results on the food delivery app during 2018 back up these claims, with the app reporting the list of ingredients to watch in 2019 also include beetroot, kimchi and ube (purple yam).

The results were found by ranking the top 20 most searched food items on the Uber Eats app over the past six months (May-November 2018) in New Zealand based on 9,926,671 searches.            

They predict the top 20 ingredients will be:

  • Pickles
  • Brown Rice
  • Avocado
  • Coconut
  • Tofu
  • Beetroot
  • Beer
  • Satay
  • Seaweed
  • Sriracha
  • Quinoa
  • Tea
  • Cauliflower
  • Ube
  • Kimchi
  • Tahini
  • Truffle
  • Turmeric
  • Halloumi
  • Chia

Not a meat based product in sight!

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