Avocado saw a strong presence on restaurant menus in 2012.

Restaurants meet consumer demand for superfoods

Nutrient-dense ingredients such as avocado, olive oil and blueberries are proliferating on menus, Datassential finds

As consumers make efforts to become more health-conscious when it comes to their dining-out choices, restaurants are adding more so-called “superfoods” to their menus.

“Americans are becoming very savvy about nutrition and its power on performance and well-being,” said Anita Jones-Mueller, president and founder of Healthy Dining, which specializes in restaurant nutrition. “More and more people want to feel good, look good and be at their best. A

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