The 6 Big Food Trends You Need To Try Before They're Over

From purple bread to sprinkle sandwiches...

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The world of foodies is ever-changing and so painfully trendy, that if you blink for too long you'll miss the next big thing. 

Get on top of the big fads and phases in the food world posthaste with these insider tips. 

1. Purple bread

Branded 'the new superfood', purple bread is the strangest health food you can't wait to try.

This royally-hued bread is, potentially, the answer to our world's obesity woes. According to current nutritional thinking, white bread is digested too fast, spikes blood sugar levels and is linked to obesity. 

The new Barney-coloured baked good has in it a shot of anthocyanin (a natural pigment that occurs in fruits and vegetables such as grapes and blueberries) which not only turns it purple, due to a chemical reaction with the starch enzymes, it also slows down the digestion rate by 20%. 

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Photo cred: www.cnn.com

2. Cauliflower rice

This is for those who hate gluten but love mashing vegetables into new forms that resemble other, more delicious, foods. 

Cauliflower is becoming an increasingly viable alternative to dough, rice, and everything else jam-packed full of gluten. 

Cauliflower rice is super easy to make, and that paired with the hundreds of recipes online showing you how to utilise it – it's a no-brainer.

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Photo cred: www.houseofyumm.com

3. Fairy bread

Nothing more to it than just white bread topped with butter and sprinkles. Three of our favourite things. 

The general public have split views over this party food phenomenon, with some vehemently disagreeing. In the past while, fairy bread has flown the nest from its native Australia, where it's been a long standing snack for kids at tea time, and has taken its rightful place at the epicentre of the internet.  

Expect to see it gracing the biscuit aisle of your local supermarket in the not-too-distant future. Fingers crossed.

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4. Raclette

You have probably, in recent weeks, seen this video circling Facebook, leaving people awash with envy and disbelief. The video you see before you is that of raclette, the food causing the world to question everything its ever known.

Swiss/French raclette is a cow's milk cheese that's traditionally melted at the table and poured over veggies, charcuterie, and potatoes. There's even a trendy NYC hotspot dedicated to it. Think of it as an reverse fondue. 

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Photo cred: www.cheesefromswitzerland.com

5. Poke

Pronounced 'poke-eh' this Hawaiian staple is hitting some of the world's trendiest food spots and lending itself to the health reign that's currently taking over the planet, in a downward facing dog position. Obvi.

Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for 'section' or 'to slice or cut', and this dish is basically a sliced raw fish salad served up with veggies, fruits, spices and on a bowl of red cabbage. However, sometimes it's served in a wrap, sort of like the biggest spicy tuna roll you've ever seen.

It's fresh, it's healthy, and it's fast. It's already reached peak hype in California, and NYC even has it's own poke joint, Wisefish.

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Photo cred: www.clairesfood.com

6. Ube 

Ube is a tubular root, popular in Filipino cuisine, that has a funny and sweet sort of taste. It's now being used in lieu of traditional food dye in snacks like doughnutsice creamflan, and icing in some of the world's hippest bakeries and restaurants. 

And, since it's technically a vegetable, that means it's good for you... right? 

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Written By

Kate Demolder

Kate is a contributing writer here at Lovin Dublin. You are as likely to see her indulging in some of Dublin’s finer establishments, as well as panic-exercising the day after.

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