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Food Trend Frenzy

If you can't tell your cronut from your quinoa, it might be time to brush up on your food trend knowledge.

While some of these tasty trends may not fit in with your healthy meal plans, they sure are delicious!

Cronuts

Boy, have these babies taken off. The cronut is often described as a croissant-doughnut hybrid, commonly filled with creamy, custard or jam goodness. Undoubtedly detrimental to your waistline but definitely delicious, the cronut is popping up in bakeries and coffee shops all over Australia.

Quinoa

Pronounced "keen-wah", this whole grain is light and crunchy and can be used in a variety of ways. It's often used as a rice substitute and can be found in salads, but creative users are finding new ways to utilise it all the time.

In fact, this super food is so healthy and diverse that the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations has declared 2013 to be the international year of quinoa!

Duck eggs

Believe it or not, duck eggs are the new chicken eggs. The duck variety is larger and often thought to be tastier, and many pastry chefs say they are fantastic for making cream and custard fillings.

While the variety may not be popping up in supermarkets just yet, you can usually find them at local farmers and produce markets.

Ramen

Once the staple of college students everywhere, ramen noodles have received a huge makeover. The dish has long been popular in Japan and is now making its way across Australia. The traditional noodle soup has been spiced up with unusual flavours, condiments, spices and is often piled high and steaming with fresh vegetables and succulent meat.

Kimchi

Korean food is gaining momentum as a dining favourite, and kimchi is one of the many reasons why. The fermented vegetables are delicious and nutritious, making them a must-have for any discerning dieter.

 
 

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