Butterfly Pea Powder, is a great natural alternative to artificial food coloring. Also known as blue matcha, it is rich in anthocyanins – powerful antioxidants which provide a magnificent blue color and lots of benefits. As the name implies, the powder is obtained from butterfly pea flowers, hailing from Thailand and Burma. In Southeast Asia, Butterfly Pea Flower Powder has been used to tint meals and drinks blue without notably changing the flavor.Health Benefits
Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder is linked with a range of health benefits, including stress relief. Packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, and peptides, it improves eyesight, and nourishes hair and skin. Moreover, it is caffeine-free and loaded with vitamin A, C, and E. Consume butterfly pea powder in moderation for up to 1 tablespoon daily, as it may help fight fatigue and boost the immune system.How to use Butterfly Pea Flower Powder
You may use Blue Matcha Butterfly Pea Flower Powder in a wide variety of recipes. Butterfly Pea Powder tastes a bit woody and sweet with light floral notes and has a refreshing scent. To make the infamous “blue tea”, pour 1 teaspoon of the powder into 1 cup of hot water. When you add lemon juice, the true magic begins – your tea will change the color from blue to bright red or fuchsia. Actually, butterfly pea powder has the ability to change tones from deep blue to pink, depending on the pH level of the liquid ingredients.
Experiment by adding 1-2 tsp to juices, smoothies, milkshakes, lemonades, even your favorite latte. Its color-changing properties will also come in handy for baking desserts like cheesecake, pancakes, or puddings. Sprinkle a pinch of this blue powder over ice cream, yogurt, and sweet cereal, or use it for the famous Malaysian sweet rice dessert “Pulut Tai Tai”.
To cleanse and bring back life to dull skin, make a homemade Blue Pea Powder skin mask. Stir 1 tsp of powder with 1 tbsp of Kaolin Clay and hydrosol, keep the mixture on the face for 10 min and wash with cold water (this powder does not cure skin diseases, please consult with your medical provider first).
Store Butterfly Pea Powder bulk in a cool dry place to preserve its freshness.