Which ones were really tearing up the produce section in 2013? The numbers are in from Meijer Foods.
>> Power Greens. Kale showed particularly strong growth along with Brussels sprouts, organic salads, and bagged greens.
>> Fresh Herbs. Fresh herbs like basil and cilantro were a way to bring out flavor without adding salt.
>> Portabella Mushrooms. These meaty mushrooms actually provided a capable meat substitute, or a way to stretch meat by adding veggies to the diet—win-win.
>> Sweet Potatoes. While leading-edge nutritionists are steering us away from carbs, sweet potatoes are a great indulgence once in a while. They’re loaded with vitamins and fiber and taste great with a pat of butter.
>> Clementines. Technically a mandarin/sweet orange hybrid, sales of clementines more than doubled in 2013.