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With German fruit and vegetables

7 attractive food trends in 2017

The “International Green Week” in Berlin kicked off a year full freshness and healthy enjoyment. “Germany, my garden”, the homegrown fruit and vegetable campaign for consumers, went to visit the fair full of ideas for food, agriculture and horticulture. After this inspiring visit they listed seven attractive food trends that will be on the tip of everybody's tongue in 2017! 

Extra information with links, recipes, photos and downloads are available at: www.deutsches-obst-und-gemuese.de.

Get into the jar!
Mason jars are again used for what they were originally meant for. Not fancy drinks but for preserving vegetables and of course fruit. Top chefs and home cooks both remember the delicate taste of classical preserves and the refreshing acidity of the revival of Fermentation à la Sauerkraut.

Healthy and easy snacking
Effortless eating and cooking: healthy convenience food is still booming, according to the German Association of Producers of Fruit and Vegetables (BVEO) and Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft in Bonn. And the sales of a wide range of products, such as easy-to-eat cherry and baby plum tomatoes, snack sweet peppers, ready-to-serve mixed salads, as well as all kinds of fresh berries or seedless grapes, is increasing.

Natural clean food
Healthy eating without additives should be the norm, but sometimes an overseas trend is needed to remind us of that. The Canadian writer Tosca Reno has formulated the clean principle and conquered the world with her books and columns. Now "clean eating" has reached Germany and will reach even more kitchens in 2017.

Comeback of the cauliflower
"Cauliflower is the new kale,“ this slogan can be found on many international food blogs. After the large kale hype, as an ingredient in smoothies and salads, it is now time for a revival of the cauliflower. The versatile white vegetable is used in top kitchens as well as in street food stalls, and it is now roasted, stewed, breaded and combined in a wide variety of other ways. The subtle taste, the high vitamin C content and just 23 calories per 100 grams are three clear reasons for its success. Food blogger Julia Uehren has given her favorite cauliflower recipe to “Germany, my garden.” 

Buddha Bowls!
Bowls filled with healthy treats are definitely one of the most delicious trends of this year. Buddha bowls stand for healthy satisfaction and conscious enjoyment.

Classy smoothies!
Homemade, delicious, creamy smoothies made from fresh fruit and vegetables, have been a massive trend for quite some time. But in 2017, a new health trend is now emerging: refreshing "mocktails", a joking portmanteau of cocktail and "to mock". Well-known cocktails are re-created without alcohol, and these mocktails taste excellent with seasonal fresh fruit.

Carrots, turnips, asparagus, cauliflower and potatoes not only changed from side dish to main dish but also changed in color. These vegetable classics turned purple! Cultivated on the basis of old varieties, these colorful vegetables are in huge demand all over Europe. 

For more information:
Deutsches Obst und Gemüse
Neue Schönhauser Straße 20
10178 Berlin

Publication date: 2/8/2017


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