Nuts and seeds have long remained dietary staples. But these days, consumers have started to realize the wide range of diversity that these ingredients offer. They provide flavor, texture and nutrition to an increasingly wide variety of snack foods and baked goods. And nuts and seeds are more popular now than ever before.
This increase in popularity is due to several factors. We are learning more about the health benefits of seeds and nuts, and their presence lends better-for-you credibility to product. Plus continued interest in gluten-free has brought many nut and seed ingredients to the forefront of R&D consciousness. Other important trends that seeds and nuts play into include clean-label eating, plant-based protein, whole foods and vegan trends.