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Tuck In . . . These Foods Will Be Trendy In 2017

Who knew jackfruit was having such a moment?

04/01/2017 17:10 SAST | Updated 05/01/2017 06:32 SAST
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Ripe Jackfruit slices on wooden background, selective focus

If you're searching for recipe inspiration, there's no need to look any further than Pinterest. With over 13 billion food pins, this social media company is a food lover's goldmine. It's the number one reason people turn to the site, according to Pinterest itself.

The company recently released its Pinterest 100 list, its official trend report for 2017. A look at the 10 most popular pinned food topics from that list revealed some very interesting trends to look forward to in the new year. Who knew jackfruit was having such a moment?

And that's not the only thing that surprised us. Read on to see the 10 food trends to look forward to in 2017:

Top Pinned Foods

1. Jackfruit

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Ripe Jackfruit slices on wooden background, selective focus

Jackfruit is a popular vegetarian substitute for pulled pork, thanks to its texture and mild taste, and is amazing served on top of nachos.

2. Sous Vide

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Fresh beef steak for sous vide cooking and spices on wooden table

It looks like 2016 saw the transformation of sous vide from high-end chef technique to a more approachable home cooking method. It's about time, too.

3. Veggie Chips

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Healthy Organic Vegetable Chips Ready to Eat

Health food continues to gain appeal, but the lure of chips will never fade away.

4. Buddha Bowls

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BRUNSWICK, ME - NOVEMBER, 15: Roasted Winter Buddha Bowl. Green Plate Special Tuesday, November 15, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)

This really was a big year for Buddha bowls.

5. Octopus

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WASHINGTON, DC-June 8: Octopus suffocate, potato confit, cotechinata, celery salad at Centrolina Osteria and Market in City Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)


6. Craft Beers

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Assorted Beers in a Flight Ready for Tasting

Particularly sour beers, which are just right on a hot summer day.

7. Empanadas

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empanadas - Argentine fried meat pies.

Viva las empanadas!

8. Naan

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BOSTON - NOVEMBER 25: Warm Naan Bread with Three Spreads - $12 - tuscan white bean, honey whipped ricotta and toasted walnut muhamara. Dishes at Stephi's in Southie are photographed, on Monday, November 25, 2013. (Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Who knew?

9. Sauerkraut

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Top view of wooden spoon over table with sauerkraut on it

Move aside, kimchi.

10. Grapeseed Oil

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grape seed oil
Grapeseed is cheaper than olive oil, and it has a higher smoke point. Smart choice.