These black and beautiful dishes are trending these days.
Eateries across the world are using this fine black powder called “Activated Charcoal” to make it tasty and visually stunning. People all the world are curious to try it.
What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder which is made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. Charcoal is “activated” by processing it at very high temperatures. The major difference between coal and charcoal is charcoal is edible but coal is not.
Is it Safe?
This is a common question and it’s valid. YES! It is safe. But in small quantities.
A few months back I came across Raw pressery charcoal lemonade which was attractive due to its black color. This detox drink is loved by most of the people due to its health benefits and black color. This is not all guys! Now we have a wide range of foods which has activated charcoal and people are obsessed with it.
You can trace such dishes in menus of cafes and even fine dine restaurants. These are some charcoal infused dishes around the globe.
Charcoal Ice Cream
Your social media feed must be flooded with something like this.
This black ice cream concept started in New York City. It is made of coconut ash.
The flavor of the ice cream depends on what is combined with it.
It is not that common in India but yes you can find it in Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, and Delhi.
Happiness is delicious fluffy pancakes. These gorgeous black pancakes have a lot of benefits too. It will taste amazing with maple syrup and berries. It will also help with bloating.
Charcoal pizza is definitely a healthy option to satisfy your pizza cravings. Charcoal pizza is one of the latest food trends.
Waffles are love. There are many variations based on the type of waffle iron and recipe used and the latest one is activated charcoal waffles.
Charcoal works well with the Macarons too. Try adding some when you make it.
Activated Charcoal protein bars
Charcoal is great for your body and so are protein bars. What if we combine both of them? Adding this magical ingredient to your protein bars will be beneficial.
A businesswoman, Dona France Mallare, from LA used activated charcoal in bread and pastries. She calls it “cleansing bread.”
These dishes look amazing and are definitely Instagram worthy. Isn’t it?