Broccoli Coffee Is The New Way To Consume Veggies Says A New Study

A broccoli latte surrounded by bunches of raw broccoli
Image by CSIRO

One of the problems the world is facing today is health issue where people these days develop diseases like diabetes, coronary diseases, cancer, fatigue, obesity, and more this is because people nowadays, eat unhealthy foods and, eat more process foods.

Thanks to the new development of technologies, where vegetables can now powderize and can still reap its health benefits like the newly develop powder broccoli that can be added into smoothies, baked goods, and even coffee.

The Australian government science agency CSIRO and agriculture group Hort Innovation is grounding up broccolis and turned into powder for easy consumption.

Broccoli is a good source of fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and manganese. Every two tablespoons of powder are equivalent to a whole serving of vegetables.

The chief executive of Hort Innovation, John Lloyd, says the powder is also ideal for smoothies, soups and baked goods.

“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 on Wednesday.

Nowadays people are not eating many vegetables but drink a lot of coffee that is why this one Melbourne cafe called Common Folk has started experimenting with the powder broccoli by stirring it into coffee. The coffee drink is called “broccolatte,” by adding broccoli powder to the milk for their lattés. The idea of this “broccolatte,” is to have your first serving of vegetables out of the way before breakfast.

Though coffee lovers who tried the “broccolatte,” seems not loving the broccoli-flavored coffee. But CSIRO said the powder broccoli is not only for coffee but can also be used in other things, like smoothies, dips, soups, and bread.

The powder and range of snacks are being developed as part of a research project that aims to reduce vegetable waste by creating healthy food products from “ugly” produce.

CSIRO’s broccoli powder sounds like an interesting supplement. Though it may have mixed feedback from coffee lovers when adding into coffee, adding into smoothies seems tasty, and adding some to brownies or a spinach dip would go over well.