Top 5 retail seafood trends for 2017
3.) Healthy protein
Consumers seeking healthy proteins that are both lean and nutrient-rich. Instead of focusing on diets, more consumers will choose a “clean and mindful” style of eating this year, according to Today’s Dietitian.
“This is part of the trend that finds people adding foods that have benefits, rather than focusing only on avoiding foods that are detrimental,” Palmer said.
As a result, “delicious, nutrient-rich seafood is part of a healthful, mindful eating style, rather than a diet that involves crashing and limitation,” Palmer added.
Steven Johnson of Foodservice Solutions also predicts a growth in “better-for-you” prepared meals, such as high protein/ lower fat seafood species sold as part of mix-and-match dinners with vegetables as a side.