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Broccoli Lattes Could be the Next Australian Coffee Trend

Thanks to a 100% broccoli powder developed by the CSIRO.
By Libby Curran
June 06, 2018
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Broccoli Lattes Could be the Next Australian Coffee Trend

Thanks to a 100% broccoli powder developed by the CSIRO.
By Libby Curran
June 06, 2018
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Move aside turmeric, matcha and beetroot — the next controversial coffee trend to look out for involves an unassuming little veggie called broccoli.

Yep, the green stuff could soon star on coffee menus across the country, thanks to an innovative broccoli powder created by teams at Hort Innovation and the CSIRO. The product is crafted from those imperfect-looking vegetables that would otherwise be binned, and is designed to help everyday Aussies infuse more nutrients into their diets.

Packed full of fibre, protein and phytochemicals, the 100 percent broccoli powder also sounds like a pretty nifty way to sneak some greens onto your kids plates.

As well as being used as a key ingredient for a range of packaged snacks unveiled during last year's National Science Week, the powder also looks set to elbow its way onto the Australian coffee scene. It was recently trialled at Mornington's Commonfolk — a sustainability focused coffee roaster and cafe that's aiming towards a zero-waste existence — though, with mixed response from customers.

Image credit: CSIRO

Published on June 06, 2018 by Libby Curran

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