What’s for sure is that the world is currently not going through good times. The ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia has disrupted food supplies to the world. Finding food alternatives will slowly but surely become a ‘must’ if the situation continues.
The World Economic Forum shares a list made by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens from the UK of unusual foods we could all be eating until the year 2050:
As weird as it may sound, the pandanus tree hasn’t been absent at all from some meals. Leaves and fruits from it are already being eaten in parts of Southeast Asia. Pandanus is nutritious, and it even has a good taste.
Morama is capable of surviving droughts, which is a big advantage. This food is also known as marama, Camel’s foot and Gemsbuck in parts of southern Africa.
Fonio in our plates is not a very unusual idea, after all, considering that we’re talking about one of the oldest cultivated cereals. There’s no wonder why, as this food is rich in calcium, iron, and some essential amino acids. Fonio is currently being eaten regularly in dry parts of West Africa.
Many people also eat false bananas nowadays, which are also known as enset.
Some use lablab as just an ornamental plant; others put it in their meals. From the second category, parts of Africa and India are growing it for food. Lablab is rich in iron and protein.
Consuming finger millet would also be a good idea considering that this food is high in dietary fiber and calcium. It can even prevent diabetes.
Oca and mashua
Mashua and oca are related to potatoes, as all three of these foods have their origin in the Andes. While potatoes are being eaten in pretty much all areas of the globe, oca and mashua are considered good alternatives.
Feel free to tell us if you would eat any of the foods mentioned!