Latin Inspiration

Latin Inspiration

5/20/2016  By Erin Marinan

Consumers are constantly looking for new and exciting flavors.  Making authentic and flavorful dishes at home are becoming extremely popular and exploring ethnic influences are gaining acceptance.  Continuing to gain popularity especially among young consumers is Latin cuisine. 

According to Mintel Menu Insights, the first quarter in 2015 saw a 5% increase in use of Mexican inspired core menu items compared to 2014. 15% of main meal items featured on US menus were Mexican-inspired during this time, making it the third most featured food type (after American and Italian foods).

When we think of "Latin" most people gravitate towards the idea of Mexican Food, but its so much more than that.  Latin inspired flavors cover a large region ranging from flavors of Brazil, Argentina, Peru to South America and Central America.  Latin flavor has not only been spilling over into flavor inspired main dishes, but you can see its influence in beverages, cold treats and other dishes as well.

What I enjoy best about Latin flavors is the combination of spicy and sweet and the full flavored dishes.  Northwest Naturals has created several Latin Inspired flavors that can be used in various applications.  Inquire about our list below:

Flavors

Tamarind Horchata Ice Cream

Jalapeño Lime Cilantro Sorbet

Watermelon Chili Agua Fresca

Spicy Tropical Mango Sauce

Guava Lime Mojito

Peach Habanero Salsa

 

For samples please go to our page to enter a request online.
You can also contact our Sales Team or Customer Service group.  For additional ideas please contact our Product Development team for more information.