So, what is the next big superfood of 2023?

Here is our list of 8 trending superfoods to look out for in 2023.

1. Sea Moss 

Sea vegetables of all kinds have made it onto superfood lists for years. Asian cultures have added them into broths and salads for millennia.

This year, Sea Moss (known as Chondrus crispus) is set to move from niche TikTok to the mainstream. 

Research suggests this edible red-purple alga promotes balanced blood sugar, thyroid function, gut health, and glowing skin. It is a source of all 92 minerals your body needs to function.

Sea moss is available in capsules, powder, and gel. However, make sure you buy a product that’s lab-tested to ensure it’s free from potential contaminants. 

2. Beet Powder 

Beets certainly aren’t a new vegetable – the earthy, slightly sweet root veggie is delicious when roasted, steamed, juiced, or pickled. That said, concentrated beet powder is becoming a popular superfood supplement (especially among athletes).

The vibrant pink powder comes from beet juice concentrate rich in inorganic nitrates. Nitrates boost the production of nitric oxide (NO), a natural gas that dilates blood vessels and supports cardiovascular health. Research also shows it may improve exercise performance and recovery.

Beet powder is easy to add to smoothies, juices, oatmeal, and baked goods. Plus, it’s a fun hack for making an Instagramable pink smoothie bowl!  

3. Homegrown Microgreens

Microgreens are younger, more nutrient-dense versions of vegetables and herbs you already know and love. They’ve been gracing menus in fine dining restaurants for years.

This year homegrown microgreens are going to be huge. They’re cost-effective, easy to grow in a small space, and ready to harvest every week or two.

Some popular microgreens are broccoli, radish, kale, sunflower seeds, cilantro, alfalfa, and peas. We sprinkle them on breakfast omelets, lunch wraps, and soups for extra flavor and crunch.

4. Organ Meats

I know organ meats don’t sound as delicious or fun as other foods on this list. But organ meats are the original superfood.

Our ancestors traditionally ate almost every part of an animal. And the liver, tongue, kidneys, heart, and brains were treasured above all else. They are loaded with bioavailable vitamin B12, folate, iron, copper, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Organ meats are making a comeback this year as people seek ways to improve their health. If you don’t like how they taste, look out for freeze-dried organ meat supplements.

5. Tiger Nuts

Tiger nuts aren’t that well known – but they’re about to be. In 2023, you’ll see tiger nuts spring up in health food stores more than ever.

Interestingly, they’re not nuts but tubers rich in plant-based protein, healthy fats, and minerals. They look like wrinkled chickpeas and taste slightly sweet and nutty.

You can add them to salads for extra protein or make nutritious tiger nut milk.

Just a warning: Take it easy when introducing tiger nuts if you struggle with digestive issues.

6. Monk Fruit 

Monk fruit (also called lo han guo) is an Asian fruit that makes a popular zero-calorie sweetener when dried and powdered.

Monk fruit gets its sweetness from natural compounds called mogrosides, which also have anti-inflammatory properties. It’s 150-250 times sweeter than sugar but with negligible effect on blood glucose. Plus, it won’t have you running to the bathroom like xylitol.

7. Yuzu 

There’s a new citrus fruit on the block – it’s called Yuzu. It looks like a lemon and tastes just as tangy and sour. Plus, it’s rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, B vitamins, copper, magnesium, iron, and zinc.

Most people in the West haven’t heard of yuzu, but it’s a staple in China, Japan, and Korea. Due to the tart flavor, it is mainly used in juices, vinegar, sauces, and spreads.

Next time you’re at your local Asian market, look out for whole yuzu fruit, juice, or vinegar. Plus, stores like Trader Joe’s are starting to stock interesting yuzu-based sauces, teas, and dressings.

8. Dates

Chewy dates have been used throughout history for food and medicine. That said, they’ve taken a back seat in recent years (when sugar-free everything took over).

In 2023, we predict dates will make a comeback. 

Do yourself a favor and dip a few pitted dates in melted dark chocolate, sprinkle them with desiccated coconut, and leave them in the fridge to set. You’ll soon have a healthy treat rich in iron, magnesium, fiber, and natural sugars. 

Let us know; which superfoods are you excited to eat more of in 2023?!