So what are some of the food trends the grocery giant expects to take off in 2019?
According to Whole Foods' 2019 forecast, pacific rim flavors are on the rise.
"Ingredients like longganisa (a Filipino pork sausage), dried shrimp, cuttlefish and shrimp paste are already on many restaurant menus, spanning from breakfast to dinner, while vibrant tropical fruits such as guava, dragon fruit and passionfruit are making their way into your smoothie bowls and cocktails," writes "Body and Soul."
As the cannabis industry is booming in states with recreational marijuana, hemp products without the psychoactive effects that are legal are popping up at all different retailers.
"Hemp seeds are being heralded as the new chia seeds, as ‘complete proteins’ and are packed full of essential fatty acids," writes "Body and Soul."
The legal cannabis compound CBD, which is known to have multiple healing benefits, is already being added to beverages and foods at restaurants across the country.Read More