Claiming more protein, vitamins, and minerals than the fruits, vegetables, and grains we're used to seeing in the grocery store, superfoods have become synonymous with healthy eating. In recent years, quinoa, acai berries, and kombucha have all had their moment in the spotlight.
But just as fashion, music, and technology go through trends, so does our food - especially health food we "should be eating." Whole, unprocessed foods have been topping the list for a while now, and it seems the shorter the ingredient list the better. With climate change becoming an increasing concern, foods that require as few of Earth's precious resources as possible are being favored as well.
These are a few of the superfoods predicted to be on display at your local co-op in 2016.
This one might seem a little crazy, but crickets are predicted to be one of the trendiest superfoods this year. Not only are crickets very high in protein, they're also a very sustainable food source as well. They don't require much water or space to grow, and they can survive in hot climates.