Coffee and Mushroom Powder Lattes Show Promise as Health Trend
Mushroom lattes are positioned as a potential upcoming trend, combining coffee or hot chocolate with powders made of wild mushroom extract and the fungal parasite cordyceps. While the brew has yet to catch on in the U.S., it is popular in Australia, where cafes claim the drink has immune system-boosting powers.
The movement is led by Finnish company Four Sigmatic, and other companies producing the drink offer blends of mushrooms including reishi, maitake and shiitake, with flavor being provided by ingredients such as vanilla essence, coconut milk and brown rice malt. Chef Dan Churchill noted the drink isn't taking off in New York City, but some of the health claims could be valid, and mushroom lattes may find a niche as a hangover cure, reports Good Food. Full Story
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