Forget about your kale, quinoa and avocados; sure it’s far from those you were reared!

This year, it’s all about black pudding. According to our (very reliable nutrition) sources, the Irish breakfast staple is packed full of goodness. This must be why Irish people are so gosh darn amazing!

The humble blood pudding is loaded with potassium, magnesium, calcium and protein; it also contains zinc and iron for an added boost.

Darren Beale from MuscleFood.com said: “2015 saw healthy eating reach a new level and this year we predict this trend is only going to get bigger.

‘It’s been interesting to note how people are changing their habits depending on the new buzz words in clean eating.”

Black pudding joins seaweed, black beans, avocado oil, teff grains and birch water as the must-have superfoods for 2016.

Now off with you to stock up.