Butterfly Pea is known for its luminous indigo color and is therefore used as a food coloring substance. No additives have been used in this powder. It is a flower blossom that has been dried and ground into a fine powder that is convenient to use in the preparation of drinks and meals.
If you want to add color to your foods, first dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of the powder in a small amount of water or plant milk and then add it to the food. What makes this powder even more wonderful is that it changes color when you add lime or lemon juice. The blue hue turns purple. For example, when making home-made lemonade, you can add powder to sparcling water that has already been dissolved first. Then add maple syrup and mint leaves to sweeten. If you now add lemon or lime to the lemonade, the lemonade will turn purple. There are a lot of recipes on the internet. Let your imagination fly.
Here are some Butterfly Pea health benefits –
Good for eyesight – Contains an antioxidant called proanthocyanidin, which increases blood flow to the eye capillaries.
Improves hair growth – Rich in bioflavonoids that promote hair growth and reduce hair graying.
Beneficial for skin health – Butterfly Peaantioxidants stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which helps keep the skin young.
Butterfly Pea has been found to increase cognitive function and improve concentration. It has a calming effect on the body, reducing stress and anxiety. Indigo blue flowers also contain flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants. They have anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects.