2021’s food trends favour energy-boosting foods
By Bakers Journal
Consuming foods that boost energy, and support digestive health are among the largest and fastest growing consumer trends, according to a recent consumer trend study sponsored by INC.
The research revealed that these two markets are forecasted to be the fastest growers among the health and wellness category. By 2024, the market size for products touted to boost energy is forecasted to grow 50 fifty percent and products supporting digestive health are forecasted to grow 32 per cent. The study also showed that weight management was still the largest area of concern for consumers, however, it is not forecasted to grow as quickly as those previously mentioned.
Furthermore, one interesting trend to keep on the radar is immune support. With many people concerned over the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer focus on a healthy diet will likely deepen. Already the trend research showed that companies are increasingly expanding into this market and this trend is expected to only grow in a post-COVID-19 normality. In North America, more than one-third of vitamin and mineral products advertise an immune supportive claim and in Asia-Pacific, nearly half of the vitamin and mineral products released within the last year promote an immune supportive claim.
The trend research was conducted by the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council as part of the 2020-2021 Dissemination plan in efforts to increase the global consumption of nuts and dried fruits while also circulating the health benefits.