West African Flavors: A Growing Food Trend Explained

The word is getting out about West African cuisine.  In fact, West African cuisine was included in Whole Foods’ food trends for 2020 and the Culinary Institute of America just launched a West African focused curriculum.

The demand for West African cuisine coincides with multiple consumer preferences in the United States, including:

  • Bold flavors from chillies, oils and peppers, 
  • Superfoods, like locust bean, deep red hibiscus and baobab

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