Microbiologically safe isn’t on the list: Whole Foods predicts food trends for 2017

On Tuesday, Whole Foods released its predictions for 2017’s hottest food trends—a list that’s compiled by experts who track consumer behavior at more than 400 of the chain’s stores.

poop-cakeHere’s the list of the top eight potential food trends of 2017:

– Wellness tonics: Ingredients include kava, Tulsi/holy basil, turmeric, and apple cider vinegar.

– Byproducts: Whole Foods says brands like Atlanta Fresh and White Moustache are using leftover whey from yogurt production to create probiotic drinks.

– Coconut everything: Think: Chips, ice cream, butters, etc.

– Japanese food beyond sushi: Like dried kelp, wakame, and Japanese-style pickles.

– Creative Condiments: Such as black sesame tahini, habanero jam, ghee, and black garlic purée.

– Alternative pasta: Alternative grain noodles made from quinoa, lentils, and chickpeas will be on the rise.

– Purple foods: Also will include black rice, elderberries, acai, and purple corn and cereal.

– Oven-ready meal kits: Fresh oven-ready meal kits and vegetable medleys will be on the upswing.