Butterfly Pea Flower Powder
Butterfly Pea Flower

Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

Latin Name:Clitoria Ternatea L.

Source:Butterfly Pea Flower

Testing Method:HPLC

Appearance:Blue Fine Powder

Pesticide Residue:Comply with (EC) No 396/2005 Standard

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  • What is Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?


    Butterfly pea flower belongs to the Fabaceae family, subfamily Faboidae. The leaves, flowers, and young pods of butterfly pea flower are edible. The blooming flowers and young leaves can be used in soups and fried. The young shoots can be used for stir-fry or boiled and eaten. The extracts of the leaves and flowers are used as a natural food dye.

     

    Butterfly pea flower powder is a fine blue powder made from dried butterfly pea flower and crushed at low temperature, which can be used as a natural colouring in the food and beverage industry.

     

    Green Spring Technology supplies Butterfly Bean Flower Powder with excellent heat stability water solubility and light stability. It is uniform and meticulous, with stable properties and low moisture content, which can prolong the storage period. It is rich in taste, easy to dissolve, non-layered, and retains color, aroma, taste, and nutrients. Butterfly bean flower powder has been widely used in food and beverage and other fields.

     

    Green Spring Technology is a leading biotechnology company in China with more than 20 years of experience in plant extracts and has been committed to researching, developing, and supplying high quality plant extracts. Our products are manufactured to the highest international industry standards, complying with EU EC396, EU 2023/915, and the highest solvent residue standards. Green Spring has obtained Halal, Kosher, COSMOS, BRC, IFS, FDA, ISO, and many other certifications. Authoritative third-party test reports are available.


    Specification: 

     

    Product Name

    Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

    Latin Name

    Clitoria Ternatea L.

    Source

    Butterfly Pea Flower

    Testing Method

    HPLC

    Appearance

    Blue Fine Powder

    Pesticide Residue

    Comply with (EC) No 396/2005 Standard


    Regulation:


    It conforms to EU regulations.

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    Benefits:


    Blood Sugar Control

    A series of in vitro studies on carbohydrate enzymes found that Clitoria inhibits intestinal glucosidase (IC 50 3.15+/-0.19 mg/ml) against intestinal sucrase (IC 50 4.41+/-0.15 mg/ml) and pancreatic α-amylase (IC 50 4.05+/-0.32 mg/ml). The study provided data from five plant foods and assessed intestinal α-glucosidase and pancreatic α-amylase inhibitory activities and their additive and synergistic interactions. It was concluded that butterfly peas could be used to develop functional foods by combining plant foods for the treatment and prevention of diabetes. Preliminary studies also suggest that Clitoria ternatea is beneficial to the liver and may be beneficial to diabetics through its ability to inhibit glucose uptake.

     

    Endocrine Regulation

    Extracts of butterfly pea flower reduce starch digestibility of flour, hydrolysis index, and predict glycaemic index by inhibiting carbohydrate digestive enzymes. Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), the main compound in butterfly pea flower, can boost metabolism and accelerate the process of energy expenditure, which can help in weight loss. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders concluded that butterfly pea flower may prevent fatty liver.

     

    Anti-inflammatory

    Anthocyanins have a certain antibacterial effect, researchers have found that anthocyanins extracted from different substances in different concentrations of different bacteria have shown a certain antibacterial effect. In addition, in animal experiments also found that anthocyanins can not only inhibit the growth of bacteria in the body to varying degrees but also can effectively inhibit the body of inflammatory factors, anti-inflammatory effect also has a certain efficacy. Moreover, butterfly pea flower is a herb traditionally used for arthritis, and its anti-arthritic activity is related to the polyphenols in the petals. For example, quercetin-3 (3-D glucoside supports antibody-mediated TNFa-receptor KTNFR1) in Pteridium ameliorates arthritis in mice.

     

    Fever Cooling

    Butterfly pea flower is thought to reduce fever (antipyretic) by dilating blood vessels beneath the skin, thereby increasing blood flow and making it easier to cool. In a study, a methanolic extract of butterfly pea was evaluated for its antipyretic potential against normal body temperature and yeast-induced fever in albino rats. Butterfly pea extract significantly reduced normal body temperature and yeast-induced elevated temperature in a dose-dependent manner at doses of 200, 300, and 400 mg/kg. The study showed that the antipyretic effect of the extract was comparable to that of acetaminophen (150 mg/kg body weight), which is a standard drug used for fever.


    Applications:


    In the Food Field:

    Butterfly pea flower powder has a wide range of applications in the food and beverage field, it is suitable for food coloring and can be used to make blue noodles, rice, bread, pastries, and other desserts. It can also be used as a coloring agent to make blue drinks, soak butterfly pea flowers in water for 5 minutes, the blue pigment of the flowers will dissolve in the water.

     

    Singaporeans use butterfly pea flower coloring to make their unique Nyonya dumplings. In Burmese and Thai cuisine, butterfly pea flowers are used to make a variety of specialties, such as summer rolls, cold vermicelli, butterfly pea flower and rose flower milk tea, deep-fried shrimp with butterfly pea flower rice noodles, etc., and butterfly pea flowers are also eaten fried directly in butter.


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