Organic Butterfly Pea Flower (Dried)

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  • A medicinal flowering plant (a herb) from Sri Lanka
  • Used in traditional medicine and cuisine
  • Brew it into a tea or use as a natural food coloring
  • Handpicked and dried to ensure the highest quality and flavor
  • Contains high levels of antioxidants and are rich in flavonoids
  • Available in dried form, powder form and as tea bags
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Description

The butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea) is a flowering plant (a herb) belonging to the family Fabaceae, also known as the pea family. It is native to tropical Asia, but is now widely cultivated in many parts of the world, including Sri Lanka. The flower is used in traditional medicine and cuisine, and is often brewed into a tea or used as a natural food coloring. While it is not classified as a spice, it is considered an herb and is known for its unique flavor and health benefits.

 

Blue wonder from the emerald isle

Our butterfly pea flowers are carefully handpicked and dried to ensure the highest quality and flavor. Sri Lanka’s warm climate and rich soil make it the perfect place to grow these beautiful flowers, resulting in a rich and bold taste that sets our butterfly pea flowers apart from those sourced from other countries.

 

Health benefits of the Butterfly Pea Flower from Sri Lanka

Aside from their aesthetic appeal, butterfly pea flowers are also packed with health benefits. They contain high levels of antioxidants, which help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Additionally, they are rich in flavonoids, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and can reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

Butterfly pea flowers have also been used in traditional medicine to help treat a variety of ailments. They have been known to improve cognitive function, reduce anxiety and stress, and promote healthy digestion.

 

Here’s how you prepare the Butterfly Pea Flower

Using Goodfolks organic dried butterfly pea flowers is easy and versatile. Simply steep them in hot water for a few minutes to make a beautiful blue tea, or use them as a natural food coloring in recipes such as rice dishes or cocktails.

So why choose butterfly pea flowers from Sri Lanka? Not only do they have a bold and rich taste, but they are also grown in a sustainable and environmentally-friendly manner. Our farmers use natural fertilizers and avoid harmful pesticides and chemicals, ensuring that you receive the purest and highest quality butterfly pea flowers.

 

 

Product Specifications

 

MOQ: N/A
Available in: 250g, 500g Kraft paper pouches and 1Kg wholesale packs
Package type: Kraft paper packages or as per requirement
Also available: Sri Lanka Butterfly Pea Flower – Dried

Sri Lanka Butterfly Pea Flower – Powder

Sri Lanka Butterfly Pea Flower – Tea Bags

Price per pack: For retail prices, please check with your local vendor. Email us for bulk order prices and packaging options.
Nett weight: 250g, 500g or 1Kg
Gross weight
Origin: Made in Sri Lanka
Type:  Branded or Unbranded
White Labelling: Available
Custom Sizes: Available
Brandname:  Goodfolks
Handling type: As per specifications
Ingredients: 100% natural organic grade Butterfly Pea Flower
Region Nutrition Information: N/A
Colour of product: Green stems with blue flower
Product Grade:  Organic
Max Moisture:  Test Reports available for wholesale orders
Shelf Life: 24 Months
Directions for storage: The shelf life of dried butterfly pea flowers can vary depending on how they are stored. When stored properly in a cool, dry, and dark place in an airtight container, dried butterfly pea flowers can last for up to 2 years.
Directions for use: N/A
Special Notes: N/A
Why Goodfolks Goodfolks Ethical Spices are sourced directly from farmers who belong to the Micro & Small Farming Sectors and are usually (due to their scale) unable to obtain a fair price. The price we pay encourages more home gardens to develop to international standards leading to positive impacts for the rural economy and the immediate environment.
Goodfolks Reassurance: Minimum waste packaging

Produced to organic, sustainable and ethical standards

Preparation Ideas

Dried butterfly pea flowers can be prepared in various ways, including as a tea, in cooking, or as a natural food coloring. Here are a few methods:

Butterfly Pea Flower Tea: Add 1 tablespoon of dried butterfly pea flowers to a teapot or infuser. Pour boiling water over the flowers and let them steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Strain the flowers and discard them. You can add lemon, honey or other herbs to flavor the tea.

Butterfly Pea Flower Lemonade: Mix the brewed butterfly pea flower tea with fresh lemon juice, water, and honey or sugar to taste.

Butterfly Pea Flower Rice: Add a handful of dried butterfly pea flowers to a pot of cooking rice to add color and flavor.

Butterfly Pea Flower Cocktail: Mix the brewed butterfly pea flower tea with your favorite spirit and citrus juice to make a unique and colorful cocktail.

Butterfly Pea Flower Dye: Boil dried butterfly pea flowers in water for about 20 minutes to extract the color. Strain the flowers and use the blue liquid as a natural food coloring for various recipes such as cakes, frosting or pasta.

Remember, when using butterfly pea flowers in cooking, use them sparingly as they can be quite potent.

Health Benefits

Here are three potential health benefits of butterfly pea flower:

Antioxidant properties: Butterfly pea flower contains flavonoids and anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants that can help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. According to a 2013 study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology, the antioxidant activity of butterfly pea flower extract was found to be higher than that of synthetic antioxidants like BHT and BHA (1).

Anti-inflammatory effects: Some studies suggest that butterfly pea flower may have anti-inflammatory effects. A 2019 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology found that a butterfly pea flower extract reduced inflammation in mice with induced colitis, possibly due to its ability to inhibit the production of inflammatory cytokines (2).

Cognitive benefits: Butterfly pea flower contains a compound called cyclotides, which have been shown to have neuroprotective effects. According to a 2017 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a butterfly pea flower extract improved cognitive function in mice with induced Alzheimer’s disease (3).

Sources:

  1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-013-0995-5
  2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2019.112361
  3. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-170451

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