News -“Moringa, veggie jerky and the next Instant Pot: The hot new food trends of 2018” – While we can’t predict everything that 2018 will bring, we do know there will be a new onslaught of healthy food trends headed our way in just a few weeks.

After a year filled with unicorn food, Golden Milk lattes and enough good-for-you bowls to make you want to dive headfirst into a cheeseburger, we’re looking forward to sinking our teeth into the latest tasty and nutritious culinary offerings.

Here’s what you’ll be seeing and sampling in 2018.

Meat-free jerky


Cocoburg chili lime-flavored jerky is a coconut-based alternative to meat jerky.

The hunger for jerky isn’t going anywhere, and soon there will plenty of plant-based options to suit a range of appetites. At this year’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Chicago, I found coconut jerky from Cocoburg, which is vegan-friendly and gluten-free. While you’re not going to get the same protein boost as you would from turkey jerky (only 3 grams per 1-ounce serving versus 9 grams for turkey), the coconut meat jerky has a similar chewy consistency and comes in popular flavors, including Ginger Teriyaki and Chili Lime. The coconut jerky is also significantly lower in sodium, while boasting as much potassium as a large banana.

I never tried coconut jerky but the description and the picture makes it look pretty fucking banging.

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