Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Aussie researchers give green light to new health fad -- broccoli latte

Aussie researchers give green light to new health fad -- broccoli latte

That's why when you don't have time, you can at least choke down a green juice or Postmates yourself some Sweetgreen for dinner.

But now they're practically a staple in the average foodie's diet? "You've heard of turmeric lattes and even a coffee served in an avocado, but is the broccoli latte the next product to hit the tables of your local hipster café?"

Bunches of broccoli deemed too imperfect looking to be stocked on shop shelves have been ground up and turned into a powder by science agency CSIRO and agriculture group Hort Innovation.

A powdered broccoli product has been developed in collaboration with the CSIRO and Hort Innovations, which sees one serve of the vegetable contained in every two tablespoons of the powder.

"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", said Lloyd.

He added that despite the increasing popularity of "superfoods" and health and wellness, Australian diets are still poor.

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Smoothies, baked goods and soups are a few options to consider if wanting to mix the super food with your daily meals.

The production process involves pre-treatment before drying and powdering the vegetable, to retain as much of the original colour, flavour and nutrients as possible.

According to the researchers, Broccoli was the best candidate (out of all vegetables) to break down into a powder ingredient because it "contains protein, fibre and health-promoting bioactive phytochemicals". "Prototype extruded snacks with 20 to 100 per cent vegetable content were displayed during National Science Week at the Queen Victoria Market a year ago and were well-received by parents and even by kids".

Melbourne cafe Commonfolk has been trialling "broccolattes" to mixed reviews (after all, does anyone really want to drink a coffee that genuinely tastes of veg?!).

The broccoli powder and associated snacks are being developed as part of a larger research and development project which aims to reduce vegetable waste by creating healthy food products from "ugly" produce.

To get the broccoli powder on the market, the researchers plan to conduct consumer sensory evaluation trials, to make sure people will actually eat it.

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