b'NEWS5 7Naturally Occurring Pantry Without Borders SweetenersA fresh crop of globally inspired condiments, sauces, oilsReal food ingredients that fulfill sweet cravings and seasonings will champion approachable everydayare pushing back against the health halo adventure. Increasingly clean-label and inherentlyof natural sugar alternatives that undergo convenient, these versatile meal starters and finishingsignificant processing. Expect more dates touches invite consumers to experience regional comfortin every shape and form, pure maple syrup, foods as new kitchen staples. Think Sichuan fried chilecoconut sugar, fruit juices and honey.crisp, West African shito sauce, Mexican salsa macha, Spanish romesco, Indian achaar, Filipino adobo and more. From main dishes to condiments, in 2023 we will see a lot more international flavors, said Picky Eaters8Restaurants Osei Blackett.International FruitsAmid the tightening pressures of a slowing economy, consumers want to elicit feelings of escapism without travel or exorbitant cost. Enter international fruitsalternative citrus, melons and stone fruits wildly colorful and in extraordinary shapes and flavorsto invoke a sense of faraway destinations, new 6 flavors, textures, colors and possibilities, said Firmenichs Cirkus.Nuanced HeatFor 2023, the desire for boldness and intensity in flavor experiences will increase as people continue to kickstart their lives or pursue new paths. What began in the hot sauce category is exploding into honey, spreads, confections, beverages and snacks, snagging new markets like younger consumers, especially, and inspiring specialty food companies to introduce heat and spice into existing product lines, said Firmenichs Mikel Cirkus.16 CATERING, FOODSERVICE & EVENTS cfe-news.com'