Broccoli Coffee: Get a Healthy Morning Kick

By: | June 16th, 2018

Broccoli coffee

Image courtesy (CSIRO)

Broccoli coffee is the latest coffee fad that could help you get your recommended daily vitamin intake.

Broccoli has been long admired as one of the world’s healthiest vegetables. Some people may complain of bloating from gas after eating it, but broccoli makes up for this by helping to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol, and by providing several other health benefits.

Utilizing “ugly” farm produce was the idea behind this unconventional concoction

A team of scientists from the Australian government agency CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) and agriculture group Hort Innovation have developed a powder designed not only to give your morning brew a healthy kick but to also make use of “ugly” farm produce that would otherwise go to the landfill.

The result may even be healthier than those stir-fry broccoli florets

The vitamin-packed green vegetable is dried and turned into powder form to preserve its health benefits.

To make broccoli coffee, this powder is stirred into the java after an espresso shot has been pulled.
Steamed milk is added, and more broccoli powder is sprinkled on top. Just two tablespoons of the powder provide an equivalent of about one serving of broccoli.

Currently, a Melbourne cafe is experimenting with a broccoli latte, with help from CSIRO. The next step, however, is to bring powdered broccoli to the consumer market, so you can try it out yourself at home.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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