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Data & Trends

Menu & Consumer Insights

As the grower, we know it is important to understand our end users and keep a pulse on the fast changing preferences of our consumer. Below is some current data on industry and consumer trends. Visit often for updates and new information!
For any requests or questions please contact us: consumerinfo@churchbrothers.com 
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Tuscan Tender Leaves'
dark leaf components are an excellent source of vitamin D, promoting bone strength
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Cauliflower
has 4x the recommended daily amount of vitamin C in just one head!2

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Brussels Sprouts
have been found to help stave off health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease & diabetes
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Restaurant Industry Trends

Vegan cuisine continues to be among the most popular requests for restaurant-goers4

Chefs are predicting sustainable, vegetable-forward menus will be more prevalent in 20225

Kitchen automation & streamlined kitchens are a top priority - our value added offerings can help

What are people craving?

Plant-based seafood is starting to emerge across menus as people continue to search for vegan alternatives to staple favorites6

Green Goddess & Caesar salad dressings are making a comeback. Our Tender Leaf & Fresh Cut offerings can help5

Salad mixes are among The Packer's top 10 vegetables7
References:
1. Very Well Fit | https://www.verywellfit.com/spring-mix-nutrition-facts-calories-and-health-benefits-4119165#:~:text=Summary,provides%20fiber%20and%20some%20protein.
2. Eat This, Not That | https://www.eatthis.com/secret-side-effects-eating-cauliflower/
3. WebMD | https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/health-benefits-brussels-sprouts#:~:text=Eating%20a%20lot%20of%20Brussels,%2C%20heart%20disease%2C%20and%20diabetes.
4. JoinPoster | https://joinposter.com/en/post/restaurant-trends
5. Food & Wine | https://www.foodandwine.com/lifestyle/biggest-food-restaurant-trends-2022
6. Modern Restaurant Management | https://modernrestaurantmanagement.com/top-menu-trends-for-2022/
7. The Packer | https://www.producemarketguide.com/news/2022-fresh-trends-report-reveals-top-20-fruit-and-vegetables
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Check back monthly for new trends & data to help grow your menu!