Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

From R100/jar or R375 per bulk 100g

Butterfly Pea Flower powder

Nature's Color-Changing Elixir

Butterfly pea flower powder, also known as Blue Matcha, is made from the petals of a super flower indigenous to Asia, where it’s used in a variety of drinks, foods, and medicines. The flower is famous for its beautiful blue color which changes into a vibrant magenta when mixed with the acidity from lemons and limes.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Natural Food Coloring
  • Superfood Adaptogen
  • Versatile Ingredient
  • Natural, chemical-free
  • Supports potential antioxidant effects.
  • May possess anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Traditionally used for cognitive enhancement.
  • Potential digestive benefits.
  • Possible skin health support.


Ingredients: Butterfly Pea Flower Powder (Clitoria ternatea).


Usage/Dosage & Instructions:

  • For a stunning blue hue, add the powder directly to your recipes.
  • To reveal its magical transformation, introduce acidity from lemons, limes, or other citrusy ingredients.
  • Experiment with smoothies, baked goods, cocktails, desserts, and more.


Product Specifications:

Sold per gram in bulk or in a 50g Jar


Precautions:

Allergies: While butterfly pea flowers are generally considered safe for consumption, individuals with allergies to flowers or legumes (peas and beans) should exercise caution. If you have known allergies to these botanical groups, it's wise to start with a small amount and monitor for any adverse reactions.

Pregnancy and Nursing: Pregnant or nursing women should approach the consumption of butterfly pea flowers or products containing butterfly pea flower powder with caution. There is limited research on the safety of butterfly pea flower during pregnancy and lactation, so it's best to consult with a healthcare provider before use.


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Amazing information:

Butterfly pea flower powder is well known for being a natural food coloring, so you can avoid adding artificial ingredients to your natural recipes. It also changes colors to a rich magenta when adding lemons, limes, or any other acidic foods. These flowers have been a staple in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic health ceremonies for centuries. This product is non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, and contains no preservatives or added sugars.

Butterfly pea flower powder is aromatic with a mild, earthy taste. It’s famous for being the primary ingredient in color changing tea, but really the powder is ideal for adding to a wide variety of foods. It’s perfect for smoothies, puddings, baked goods, cocktails, jellos, etc.

Butterfly pea flower powder is a type of powder made from the dried flowers of the butterfly pea plant, also known as Clitoria ternatea. The butterfly pea plant is a tropical plant that is native to Asia, and is also found in other parts of the world, including Africa and South America.

Butterfly pea flower powder is known for its vibrant blue color, which is due to the presence of natural pigments called anthocyanins. These pigments have been studied for their potential health benefits, which may include:

This amazing powder contains high levels of antioxidants, which can help protect the body against damage from free radicals. Anti-inflammatory properties: Studies have suggested that the compounds in butterfly pea flower powder may have anti-inflammatory effects, which can help reduce inflammation in the body.

Butterfly pea flower powder has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its cognitive benefits, such as improving memory and cognitive function. It may have digestive benefits, such as reducing inflammation in the gut and improving digestion.

Some research suggests that butterfly pea flower powder may have potential benefits for the skin, such as reducing inflammation and protecting against oxidative stress.

Butterfly pea flower powder can be used in a variety of culinary applications, such as adding color to drinks and desserts. It can also be consumed as a tea or used as an herbal supplement. However, it's important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential health benefits of butterfly pea flower powder. Additionally, if you have any medical conditions or are taking medication, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming any herbal supplements.

 

Recipes:

Here are some that will not only tantalize your taste buds but also showcase the magical color-changing properties of Butterfly Pea Flower Powder in various culinary delights.


  1. Butterfly Pea Flower Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon Butterfly Pea Flower Powder (Blue Magic)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish


Instructions:

  1. Boil a cup of water and let it cool for a minute or two.
  2. Add the Butterfly Pea Flower Powder to a teapot or cup.
  3. Pour the hot water over the powder and let it steep for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in honey or agave nectar until it's dissolved.
  5. Squeeze in the juice from a lemon and give it another gentle stir.
  6. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the vibrant blue tea over the ice.
  7. Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.
  8. Watch the magic happen as you squeeze more lemon juice into your glass; the tea will turn from blue to pink!


  1. Blueberry Muffins (Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Butterfly Pea Flower Powder (Blue Magic)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (organic if can)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (or a sugar-free alternative)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries


Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour mix, almond flour, Butterfly Pea Flower Powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the applesauce, melted coconut oil, honey (or sweetener of choice), eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  7. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  8. Allow the muffins to cool for a few minutes in the tin before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Blue Magic Tropical Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana (frozen)
  • 1  cup mango chunks (Frozen)
  • 1/2 cup  of a dairy-free alternative milk
  • 1 teaspoon Butterfly Pea Flower Powder (Blue Magic)
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • Ice cubes (optional)
  • Honey or agave nectar for sweetness (optional)


Instructions:

  • Place the banana,  mango chunks, milk, Butterfly Pea Flower Powder, and coconut water in a blender.
  • Add a handful of ice cubes if you prefer a colder smoothie.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy, adding honey or agave nectar for sweetness if desired.
  • Pour your Blue Magic Tropical Smoothie into a glass and enjoy your vibrant and refreshing creation!

 

Feeling Creative? Here are some other fun ways to use Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

1. Dyeing a white cotton T-shirt with butterfly pea flower powder is a fun and eco-friendly project. Here are step-by-step instructions:

Materials You'll Need:

  • White cotton, linen or any natural fabric or a T-shirt
  • Butterfly pea flower powder
  • Water
  • Large pot
  • White vinegar (optional)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Repurposed Plastic squeeze bottles (for applying dye)
  • Repurposed plastic packets
  • Rubber bands
  • Garbage bags
  • A sunny outdoor spot (or a well-ventilated indoor area)

Instructions:

  1. Pre-wash the Garment:
  • Before starting, wash the fabric to remove any sizing or finishes that might interfere with the dye absorption. Do not use fabric softener.
  1. Prepare the Butterfly Pea Flower Dye:
  • In a large pot, combine the butterfly pea flower powder with water. The ratio of powder to water will depend on how intense you want the color to be. Start with about 1/4 cup of powder for every 2-3 cups of water.
  • Mix well until the powder is fully dissolved in the water. You should have a deep blue liquid.
  1. Pre-soak the Fabric:
  • Wet the white T-shirt thoroughly with clean water. This helps the fabric absorb the dye evenly.
  • If you want the dye to adhere better, you can also soak the fabric in a mixture of water and white vinegar (about 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water) for about 30 minutes. Rinse it afterward.
  1. Apply the Butterfly Pea Flower Dye:
  • Wearing rubber gloves, lay the wet fabric flat on a surface covered with plastic or garbage bags to catch any spills.
  • Use plastic squeeze bottles to apply the butterfly pea flower dye to the fabric. You can create different patterns and designs by squeezing the dye onto specific areas. For example, you can make tie-dye patterns by twisting or folding the T-shirt and applying the dye in different sections.
  • Be as creative as you like, but remember that the natural dye may not be as intense as synthetic dyes, so it can result in more subtle colors.
  1. Wrap and Set the Dye:
  • Once you've applied the dye, wrap the fabric in plastic wrap to keep it damp.
  • Place the wrapped fabric in a plastic bag or another airtight container.
  • Allow it to sit for at least 12-24 hours. This gives the dye time to penetrate the fabric and set.
  1. Rinse and Dry:
  • After the dye has set, rinse the fabric under cold running water until the water runs clear. This can take a few minutes.
  • Gently squeeze out excess water without wringing the fabric.
  • Hang the fabric in a sunny outdoor spot to dry. The sunlight can help set the color further and brighten it.
  1. Wash Separately:
  • For the first few washes, wash the dyed T-shirt separately or with like colors to prevent any residual dye from staining other clothing.

Remember that natural dyes can be less colorfast than synthetic dyes, so the color may gradually fade with repeated washings. However, this can add to the unique charm of your hand-dyed T-shirt.


2. Another fun thing is to paint from butterfly pea flower powder for art projects can be a fun and creative endeavor. 

Here's a simple recipe to create your own natural paint using butterfly pea flower powder. 

Materials You'll Need:

  • Butterfly pea flower powder
  • Water
  • Small mixing bowls or containers (number of colors you want)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Watercolor paper or canvas
  • Palette (or a disposable plate for mixing)
  • Plastic squeeze bottles (optional)


Instructions:

  1. Gather Your Supplies:
  • Ensure you have all the materials you need within easy reach.
  1. Prepare Butterfly Pea Flower Paint:
  • In a small mixing bowl or container, add a small amount of butterfly pea flower powder. The amount you use will determine the intensity of the paint color.
  • Gradually add water to the powder while stirring continuously until you achieve the desired paint consistency. Thicker paint will have a more vibrant color, while thinner paint will be more transparent.
  1. Create Different Colors (Optional):
  • If you want to create a variety of colors, repeat the process with additional bowls or containers, adjusting the powder-to-water ratio to achieve different shades of blue or purple.
  1. Test the Paint:
  • Before applying the paint to your artwork, it's a good idea to test it on a scrap piece of watercolor paper or canvas to ensure you're happy with the color and consistency.
  1. Start Painting:
  • Dip your paintbrush into the butterfly pea flower paint and begin creating your artwork on watercolor paper or canvas.
  • Experiment with different brush strokes, layering, and techniques to achieve the desired effects.
  1. Let Your Artwork Dry:
  • Allow your artwork to dry completely. The drying time will depend on the thickness of the paint and the type of surface you're painting on.
  1. Seal Your Art (Optional):
  • To protect your artwork and enhance its longevity, you can apply a clear sealer or fixative once the paint is dry. This step is optional but can help prevent smudging and fading.


Tips:

  • If you find that the paint is too thick or clumpy, you can strain it through a fine mesh or cheesecloth to remove any lumps before painting.
  • Experiment with different dilution levels to create various shades of blue and purple. Adding more water will result in lighter colors.
  • Butterfly pea flower paint can change color when it comes into contact with acidic substances. You can use this to your advantage by adding drops of lemon juice or vinegar to create interesting color effects on your artwork.
  • Store any leftover paint in airtight containers in the refrigerator for future use. Remember that natural paints may not have the same longevity as commercial paints, so use them relatively soon for the best results.

Enjoy the creative process of using butterfly pea flower paint to make unique and vibrant artworks!

 

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