Aussies ditching traditional meals for new-age superfoods and foreign cuisine

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The traditional roast dinner could become a thing of the past with Australia's instead going for Asian cuisines and superfoods such as chia. Source: Getty

Tucking into a delicious meal of meat and three veg was the norm for most Baby Boomers growing up in Australia but it seems the country has turned its back on the old favourites with a desire to instead consume new-age ‘superfoods’ and exotic cuisines from overseas.

A study conducted by has found British foods are declining in popularity in Aussie households with meals such as bangers and mash and a roast dinner with veggies no longer feeling the love that they did in the 1950s and 60s.

Instead Australians are filling their dinner tables with the likes of Asian cuisines and newfangled superfoods like chia and kale.

Through the investigation of Google search data it was revealed British cuisine has declined by a staggering 6.27 per cent over the last 10 years. While dishes from Korea and Vietnam recorded the highest increase in popularity since 2009, growing by 163 per cent and 78 per cent respectively.

Chinese, Mexican and Turkish foods were also found to be a top choice for Aussies with increases of 95 per cent, 78 per cent and 65 per cent.

On the other hand, superfoods have become an increasingly loved trend among the population as people across the country fill their cupboards with healthy ingredients such as turmeric, curly kale, kefir and of course, avocado.

While Baby Boomers may be sticking to their traditional favourites that were quickly devoured as a child, the younger generations are happily chowing down on their preservative-free, gluten-free and sugar-free dishes.

“In terms of superfoods, it’s little surprise to see the likes of kale and avocado having experienced a large boost in popularity,” the study claimed.

“But the item with the highest increase by car was chia seeds, which have seen an increase of over 800 per cent in searches since 2009.”

Meanwhile, previously loved mashed potato has taken a backseat with sweet potato taking its place. Millennials in particular are known to favour the vegetable, turning it into chips or even using it instead of a piece of toast.

The root vegetable, often found in trendy cafes throughout Australia, has grown in popularity by a whopping 168 per cent since 2009.

Also hot items on supermarket shelves are almonds, sunflower seeds and spinach, along with blueberries, green tea and pumpkin seeds.

Do you still enjoy eating traditional British meals? Or do you prefer trying the new trends like superfoods and Asian cuisines?

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