2018 Trends in Produce
with Stuffed Shishito Peppers Recipe
Every year, new food trends arise. Melissa’s World Variety Produce Inc global buyers and experts recently announced the most anticipated produce trends for 2018. Dragon Fruit, Jackfruit, Pee Wee Potatoes, Clean Snax and Indian Eggplant are a few of the things included on this year’s list.
Whether its different cultural foods, spices, convenience opportunities or unique recipe ingredients, local restaurants and supermarkets are constantly evolving their offerings to provide more of what their customers want.
And speaking of what customers want, food e-commerce is targeted to be a huge trend for 2018. The U.S. online grocery retail is expected to continue its speedy growth. Approximately 25% of U.S. adults now purchase food online, and experts expect that the Millennial generation will be a driving force for additional increase. Thanks to meal delivery subscription services and online markets, buying food is made simple with the convenience of mobile devices. Expect to see choices expand.
Moscato Grapes – all colors
Green Dragon Apples
Winter Crunch Grapes
Baby Heirloom Tomatoes
Pee Wee Potatoes
Petite Baby Bok Choy/ Shaghai
New Items to Look For
* Look for the Melissa’s World Variety Produce logo for best results
Steamed line Vegetables: Parisienne Potatoes, Golden Beets & Organic Lentils
Green Hatch Chile Powder
Red Napa Cabbage
Spice Grinders (Rainbow Garlic & Herb, Lemon Pepper, Italian and Safari BBQ)
Clean Snax – newest flavors include carrot cake and matcha)
Italian Radicchio’s: La Rosa di Padova, Las Rosa di Veneto, Rosso Tardivo & Variegato
Fresh Gogi Berries
New Trends Recipe
Stuffed Shishito Peppers
By Chef Tom Fraker
1 pound Shishito Peppers
½ pound Feta Cheese Italian Seasoning, to your taste
Roast the peppers over the stove-top burner or in the oven. In a bowl, combine the cheese and Italian seasoning. Pop the stem off of the peppers and stuff them with the cheese mixture. Serve and enjoy.
Photos, recipe and produce samples provided by Melissa’s World Variety Produce