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Five indigenous ingredients to look out for

by | 2 May 2023

Indigenous ingredients might sound like the next food buzzword, but their rise in popularity is rooted in more than just a trend and should be on your radar for a host of reasons.

Not only are they important for cultural and heritage preservation, but these ingredients also tend to come from native plants and crops, supporting biodiversity and the ecosystem of farms (and farmers) that produce them.

When we talk about local and sustainable produce, indigenous ingredients tick every box, and here are the 5 we reckon you’re most likely to see more of this year.

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Jess Spiro

Jess Spiro is a chef, freelance food writer and editor based in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a soft spot for roast chicken and a well-blended Negroni.

All views and opinions expressed in this article represent that of the author, Jess Spiro, and do not represent that of Dineplan or the companies we work with. While we make every effort to ensure that the information we share is accurate, we welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.

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