Cauliflower lattes are the new health trend to hit Australia - and it's claimed they taste better than normal coffee!
‘Mine’s a cauliflower latte please…’
It sounds like a joke but that’s exactly what you could be asking for at your local coffee shop soon.
Why? Because the humble vegetable - the cauliflower - is about to added to your cup of coffee to boost your health.
Research by the CSIRO and Horticulture Innovation has found that 51 per cent of adults are NOT eating enough fruit and 2 out of 3 are not eating their daily recommended dose of vegetables.
And as a cauliflower is known to be the most nutrionally packed vegetable with few calories or carbs, scientists decided to hide cauliflower in your coffee (a bit like mums hiding veggies in a kids spaghetti bolognese...).
So adding just 7 grams of cauliflower powder to your latte – before you add the milk - means you get the equivalent of one serve of veggies.
This has been described as a ‘creamier’ take on last year’s broccoli latte (same idea, just with broccoli powder).
"Broccoli latte was a great story, a bit of a novelty to create awareness on what is possible," Fresh Select CEO and farmer, John Said, told ABC Rural.
"In my opinion it's got a creamier characteristic to it, it takes the bitter-edge off the coffee, but it does remind you that you are consuming cauliflower as a vegetable."
According to Healthline, 1 cup, or 128g, of raw cauliflower contains 25 calories, 77 per cent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) if vitamin C, 20 per cent of the RDI of Vitamin K, 11 per cent of the RDI of Vitamin B6 and 14 per cent of the RDI of Folate.
So yes, this could just be the perfect way to have your five serves of vegetables a day if you can drink five coffees.
Or go for a cauliflower and coffee smoothie – apparently that's the next trend...