A regulation for the use of cascara as an infusion and Beverages

The outermost part of a ripe coffee cherry (पाकेको कफीको बोक्रा) now popularly known as ‘cascara’ – is actually the pulp of coffee fruit. Many coffee-producing countries started using the pulp to make ‘cascara beverages’, but the success stories abruptly ended in 2018 because cascara was classified as novel food and could not be sold any longer in the EU.

The good news is; it is now regulated and can be traded as infusions and beverages.

Source + News in Details: https://efsa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.2903/sp.efsa.2021.EN-6657