Charcoal is the new black in food circles
BLACK waffles took me by surprise, but their taste won me over. The secret ingredient of this breakfast offering at Belmondos in Noosaville is charcoal and it’s becoming more common in Noosa eateries.
I’ve eaten charcoal prawns at the Tewantin Noosa RSL and, more recently, spotted Black Beauty (charcoal gelato) at Noosa Amore Gelato in the Marina.
So why eat charcoal?
Apparently, there are health benefits (if you can overcome the look of black ice-cream).
Activated charcoal works by trapping toxins and chemicals in the gut, preventing their absorption.
The charcoal’s porous texture has a negative electrical charge, which causes it to attract positively charged molecules, such as toxins and gases, which helps it trap toxins and chemicals in your stomach.
Is it time you gave it a try?