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.