The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

First it was but­ter in your morn­ing latte, then it was blue al­gae or turmeric, and now baris­tas are adding broc­coli for a green su­per­food brew. This lat­est hy­brid is a re­sult of an un­usual col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween a Mel­bourne cafe, the CSIRO and a hor­ti­cul­tural com­pany, who hope to put an end to food waste and help Aussies fi­nally score their five serves of veg a day.

De­spite broc­coli be­ing loaded with pro­tein, fi­bre and a slew of bioac­tive com­pounds, many im­per­fect-look­ing flo­rets are tossed in the bin be­fore they make it to mar­ket. How­ever, thanks to hi-tech dry­ing pro­cesses, the re­jected veg can now be turned into a nu­tri­ent-dense pow­der that packs one serve of broc­coli into ev­ery 2 tbs.

Con­sid­er­ing that most Aussies still don’t eat enough fruit and veg, a broc­coli latte could be just what the doc­tor or­dered, and al­though the brew hasn’t taken off just yet (early re­ports say it tastes a lot like broc­coli soup), we’re bet­ting it’s only a mat­ter of time.

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