Why Matcha Is On The 2020 Superfoods List

You might be forgiven for thinking this is the food that the Hulk loves. In a bright shade of green, much like the superhero character, matcha is a powdered form of green tea that packs a powerful punch. It has a distinct taste — savoury and nutty with a slight bitterness.

A staple drink in Japan for decades, the world has been waking up to the benefits of matcha in the present day. The ingredient is also one of the superfoods to look forward to in 2020. He re’s why it’s being seen as more than a brew…

Lends itself well to desserts

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What was once just a tea, has moved into so much more. Today you find so many dishes made from matcha — from cakes to cookies, pies and puddings. Dessert specialist Pooja Dhingra says it’s valued not just for its health benefits, but also the unique flavour it packs. “Matcha has found its way across the world where it’s not only used for tea and beverages, but also found its way to mainstream dessert items. It’s got a very nutty taste and pairs really well with sugar, white chocolate and brings a very good balance to desserts. That’s why brown butter, berries or any kind of white chocolate goes very well with it. So, you will see a lot of matcha in cookies and cakes. I have made matcha macarons, bundt cakes and you can make matcha ice cream, too. Since it can get bitter, you need to be careful about how much you need use in a recipe; balance matters.”

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