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The Surprising Health Benefits of Broccoli Coffee

Find out why broccoli coffee is making a stir

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5 October 2020

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Broccoli Coffee

It's exactly what it sounds like: coffee with broccoli in it

Broccoli can be found in our pasta, our salads, and other dishes. And now, it has found our way... into our coffee.

Broccoli coffee is the half-superfood, half-morning drink that hasn't exactly broken into the mainstream yet, but to no surprise. It sounds just as healthy as much as it sounds unappealing. In a study from the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), broccoli received "mixed" reviews at Melbourne cafes when it was first locally introduced.

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It consists of a regular cup of joe with a few spoonfuls of broccoli powder mixed in.

Originally created in Australia, powdered broccoli for coffee was made to cut down on wasted crops. Plenty of vegetables such as broccoli, lettuce, and kale are wasted before it can even reach store shelves because it looks "ugly".

These unappealing-looking vegetables, which couldn't make it your grocery store, can be used for juicing or superfood powders, like the powdered broccoli used in broccoli coffee.

For example, if you're craving an espresso, toss in some broccoli powder, then add steamed milk and sprinkle another spoonful of the powder on top.

But coffee doesn't have to be the only drink paired with powdered broccoli. You can also add it to smoothies, soup, baked goods, and other snacks.

What are the health benefits of having powdered broccoli?

According to CSIRO food scientist Maryann Augustin, two tablespoons of powdered broccoli is equivalent to the health benefits of one serve of veggies.

Powdered broccoli is a rich source of nutrients, including:

  • Vitamins C, K, A, and B6
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Fibre
  • Zinc
  • Potassium

So if you find yourself not eating your recommended daily vegetables, consider adding a few spoonfuls of broccoli powder to your morning coffee.

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