Maybe you can't remember the first time you noticed that your drink came in a Mason jar. It was a drink that used to come in a normal drinking glass. Now, it's served in the down-home, aww-shucks, laid-back vessel-of-the-moment.... why is it that Mason jars are now, in fact, everywhere?
Food Trends 2014
While popped snacks are gaining considerable attention as one of the up-and-coming sectors of the bagged snacks market, there still appears to be some mileage in the traditional popcorn market, both in the US and Europe, reports Innova Market Insights.
The American grocery store is having a moment of clarity. While fraught with technical issues, yoghurt to granola to tortilla chips are showing up in clear packages. The thinking: Shoppers are more inclined to buy when they see what they're getting.
The country's appetite for almonds has grown by more than 220 percent since 2005 — far faster than demand for pecans, walnuts, macadamias, pistachios, cashews, or peanuts. The rise is even more startling when compared to the early 1970s, when the average American ate just over a 1/4 lb (113g) of almonds per year. Now they consume more than 2lb (907g) per year.
In the past few years, quinoa has taken the health food world by storm. From sushi-style quinoa rolls to drinkable (yes, drinkable) quinoa the grain is everywhere, and it seems like everyone is eating it. But, why exactly is quinoa so popular?
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