These Are The Latest Food Trends, According to Google

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According to Google’s annual Food Trends Report [PDF], turmeric is in and quinoa is out. It’s also time to throw out all your rainbow bagels, kale chips, and buffalo chicken fries, and make some room in your fridge for uncured bacon, bitter melon, and jackfruit.

To create the report, Google pulled data on food-related search queries in 2016 and compared those findings to data from years past, The Atlantic explains. They identified trending foods and tracked how searches of ingredients and dishes have changed over the last few years.

Essential reading for chefs and foodies alike, the report breaks its findings down into rising and declining food trends, divided into three categories. There are sustained risers, which have exhibited steady growth and are so-called “safe bets”; seasonal risers, which experience peaks during certain times of year (for instance, hot soup and noodle dishes in winter); and rising stars, which encompass the newest, latest trends. Similarly, there are sustained and seasonal decliners and “falling stars.”

The report also delves deeper into some of the biggest food trends, noting, for instance, that folks in Denver and Seattle are particularly interested in pho, and that while turmeric is trending, most Americans are a little confused about how to use it (“Americans are trying to understand how to consume turmeric,” the study explains). Check out the report for the full analysis or peruse the latest food fads below:

Sustained Risers:
Uncured Bacon
Bundt Cakes

Seasonal Risers:
Overnight Oats
Bitter Melon
Cheese Curds
Pork Shoulder
Smash Cake
Gender Reveal Cake

Rising Stars:
Cauliflower Rice
Sourdough Bread
Vegan Donuts

[h/t The Atlantic]