Qantas has revealed a brand new menu for its non-stop Boeing 787 flights between Perth and London that incorporates the latest scientific knowledge on nutrition and hydration in a bid to help reduce jet lag.

Passengers on board Qantas’ new 17-hour Dreamliner service will be able to dine from a menu that has been inspired by research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, as well as the in-house experience of the Qantas and Rockpool teams.

Poached eggs with kale, quinoa, grilled haloumi, pistachios, seeds and herbed tahini dressing

Poached eggs with kale, quinoa, grilled haloumi, pistachios, seeds and herbed tahini dressing

“Working with clinical sleep specialists, nutritionists and metabolic scientists, we’ve designed new menu options using delicious ingredients that have added benefits of hydration, aiding sleep and reducing jet lag,” said Neil Perry, the airline’s Creative Director of Food, Beverage & Service Neil Perry

Salad of cumin spiced beef with zucchini, corn and a citris dressing

Salad of cumin spiced beef with zucchini, corn and a citris dressing

The new menus will debut on Qantas’ 787 Dreamliner services from Perth to London on 24 March. Examples of the new inflight menu include probiotic-infused Botanica cold-pressed juice shots; bespoke herbal tea; and Organic kombucha.

Seared Cone Bay barramundi with herbed garlic potatoes, broccolini, lemo, olive and almond sala

Seared Cone Bay barramundi with herbed garlic potatoes, broccolini, lemon, olive and almond salad

Some dishes will also feature ingredients that promote hydration such as green leafy vegetables, cucumber, strawberries and celery, as well as certain ingredients (such as chilli) at particular times of the day. Before bed, cabin crew will serve a hot chocolate drink with the combination of warm milk and chocolate containing the sleep-inducing amino acid Tryptophan to help prompt the body’s sleep cycle.

Tomato and mushroom puff pastry tart with corn salsa

Tomato and mushroom puff pastry tart with corn salsa

But fret not, it’s not all leafy greens and herbal teas – more traditional fare will also be available in the form of roast English beef with Yorkshire pudding, peas and onion gravy.

Roast English beef with Yorkshire pudding, peas and onion gravy

Roast English beef with Yorkshire pudding, peas and onion gravy

One of the scientists working alongside Qantas, Professor Stephen Simpson, said the next step in the research will involve trials with a group of Frequent Flyers using wearable technology and apps to collect data on sleeping and activity patterns, mental state, eating patterns and hydration before, during and after their long-haul flight.