Vegetables for dessert?
Thursday 6th April 2017
The versatility of vegetables is continuing to be a hot topic as products including juices and even desserts have undergone a veggie makeover.
The versatility of vegetables is continuing to be a hot topic as products including juices and even desserts have undergone a veggie makeover. Waitrose announced the trend for vegetable yogurts in their annual Food & Drink Report last year, predicting that the growing US trend for veggie yogurts would hit this side of the Atlantic in 2017. Now the retailer has introduced four new innovative yogurt flavours, which include butternut squash, avocado, carrot and beetroot.
Waitrose yogurt buyer Melissa Spiro says: 'Ingredients such as butternut squash and beetroot are not normally found in the yogurt aisle. Our aim when developing these desserts was to use popular vegetables that are naturally beneficial to everyday health and wellbeing. Vegetable-based smoothies are now mainstream and we anticipate the trend for this type of yogurt to follow suit'.
• Vegetable yogurts are 69p per 125g pot from Waitrose.