According to the latest statistics, seafood is the fastest-growing protein in online searches in the GCC region. Is this reflected in restaurants, are more diners turning to fish over meat?
Diners these days are very experimental with their food choices; it is reflected food trends like vegan, paleo and keto that have taken the global food scene by storm in the past few years. As for a pescatarian diet, we have always had a high demand for seafood dishes at our restaurants in the Gulf. There has been a steady rise in people opting for a seafood-based dish rather than meat.
Why do you think more people are turning to seafood?
Besides the fact that it is super tasty - a diet that is a mix of veggies, grains and plenty of seafood, minus any meat, is low in calories and high in nutrients. It exactly fits the trend where people are looking for a variety of flavours and food options while maintaining the focus on the health and nutrition aspect of it. Availability is probably another reason –you don’t have to live in a coastal area to enjoy fresh seafood anymore. Good quality produce is can easily be made available wherever you are.