Butterfly Pea Flowers
Butterfly Pea Flowers is an herb that steeps into a voraciously blue brew. The flowers are packed with anthocyanin (the blue pigment in the flower) and provide loads of antioxidants. The aroma is similar to sweet, fresh peas while the flavor is reminiscent of sweet leeks and asparagus. Drink this brew by itself or use as mixer for drinks. Add to other foods for the vibrant blue color it brings to everything it encounters!
These lovely blue flowers can provide several desirable health properties, including:
- nootropic (related to cognitive function such as memory and anti-stress)
- may lower fevers
- may lower cholesterol
Butterfly Pea Flowers come from the Clitoria ternatea plant and is so named due to the flower’s resemblance to female genitalia. This herb is also used in traditional Ayurveda medicine for the health characteristics listed above.
Listen to a podcast about butterfly pea flowers and the Bodacious Blue™ tea tasting.
Butterfly pea flowers.