Drink your greens! CSIRO have invented broccoli lattes – and they are good for you

Written by Nathan Jolly on 12th June, 2018
Drink your greens! CSIRO have invented broccoli lattes – and they are good for you

Those geniuses over at CSIRO have developed a powder made 100% from broccoli, and in turn have invented the broccoli latte.

The powder is dense with nutrients, with one serving of broccoli in every two tablespoons of powder. A Melbourne cafe has already started serving broccoli coffee, which has a nice ring to it.

John Lloyd, chief executive of Hort Innovation, who worked with CSIRO on developing the powder, said its uses don’t stop at coffee, suggesting it could be uses in soups, smoothies and baking.

“With a rising trend in healthy eating across the board, Australian growers are always looking at ways to diversify their products and cut waste while meeting consumer demand,” Mr Lloyd said.

“Research shows the average Australian is still not eating the recommended daily intake of vegetables a day, and options such as broccoli powder will help address this,” he said.

“The powders are an option for farmers who want to produce value-added vegetable ingredients for the lucrative functional food markets,” lead researcher, CSIRO’s Dr. Mary Ann Augustin, said.

“The broccoli powder has already been used for the production of extruded snacks with high vegetable content.

“Prototype extruded snacks with 20-100 per cent vegetable content were displayed during National Science Week at the Queen Victoria Market last year and were well-received by parents and even by kids.

“The CSIRO team and Hort Innovation are discussing potential commercial applications with produce growers and grower groups across Australia who are interested in getting the powder on the market.”

We’ll drink to that.

Here’s the cutest clip ever.

The article was originally published on Brag Magazine