Defence Force, CSIRO Turn To Chocolate To Boost Soldier Stamina
Australia’s latest secret weapon is a healthy, high-energy chocolate bar designed to give soldiers more than just nutrition.
The bittersweet treat is a collaboration between the CSIRO, the Defence Science Technology Group and the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Food Innovation being revealed tonight in Launceston for the event Can “Functional” Foods Make You Faster, Smarter and Stronger?
The bar is designed to be eaten quickly in combat situations to keep soldiers going over a long period.
Some of the techniques and ingredients are top secret but one of the keys, centre director Roger Stanley said, was flour made from green bananas destined for the bin.