‘Broccolatte’ is now a thing—or maybe not


You can now enjoy a “healthier” cup of joe with this latest addition to your coffee choices.

We know that no matter how many times we tell ourselves that we will eat healthier, we still end up neglecting our daily dose of veggies. But we cannot seem to survive the day without drinking our favorite coffee. Since people love their coffee more than their veggies, researchers from CSIRO, Australia’s chief research organization, have created an ingenious solution to help you eat and drink healthier: a broccoli powder.

With the help from Hort Innovation, this broccoli powder is “made from whole broccoli, and produced using a combination of selected pre-treatment and drying processes to retain the natural colour, flavour and nutrient composition of fresh broccoli.”

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.” And every two tablespoons of the powder is equal to five servings of vegetables.

Though the powder can be added to your smoothies, dips, soups, and bread, CSIRO decided to try it out on coffee by introducing the “broccolatte” to one of the cafes in Melbourne. But “broccolatte” received mixed reviews.

Some found the innovation interesting and even suggested to make another coffee drink out of it.

While the taste doesn’t seem to suit well with others.

Though the powder isn’t available yet, we can expect that it will be rolled out in the market pretty soon.

Broccolatte, anyone?


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