The National Restaurant Association puts out its annual What’s Hot report to highlight predicted trends for the new year. Including surveys from about 700 professional chefs part of the American Culinary Federation, the report gives us some insight into what the year has in store. One of the top produce trends right now is hybrid fruits and vegetables. Scroll through the slideshow to discover six bizarre hybrid fruits and vegetables you might soon find on the menu.
Hybrid Fruits and Vegetables
1. Blood Lime
Love blood oranges? This blood lime might be your new favorite fruit. A blood lime is a hybrid of an Ellendale mandarin and a red finger lime, mixed together to create a miracle fruit to dull the bitterness of a regular lime. Blood limes are often sweeter in flavor and smaller than a traditional lime. This hybrid is generally used as a garnish or to make marmalades, preserves, beverages and sauces.