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Flavor Outlook: Berry Flavors Ripen on Restaurant Menus

Posted: May 2, 2007

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Berries will continue to play a strong role in flavor development across restaurant menus. As functional ingredients also continue to grow across in popularity, a wider opportunity to tout the health benefits of berries opens. With some medical researchers claiming that one cup of berries provides all of the disease-fighting antioxidants needed in a single day, expect to see more exotic and innovative flavor combinations in the near future.

Mintel Menu Insights tracks trends through data sourced from the 350 largest US chain restaurants and 150 independent restaurants. Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) tracks new product launches, trends and innovations internationally. For more information, visit or call 1-312-932-0600.

T-1. Top salad ingredients menued with berries—Q3 2006*