Butterfly Pea Flowers
Butterfly Pea Flowers are an adapotgenic herb that steeps into a voraciously blue brew. The blue petals 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 they bring to everything it encounters!
These lovely blue flowers may provide several desirable healthy properties, including:
- nootropic (related to cognitive function such as memory and anti-stress)
- may lower fevers
- may lower cholesterol
- adaptogenic (can help the body deal with stress)
The distinctly blue flowers come from the Clitoria ternatea plant. It is so named due to the flower’s resemblance to female genitalia. This herb is also used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for the health characteristics listed above.
Listen to a podcast about butterfly pea flowers and the Bodacious Blue™ tea tasting.
Butterfly pea flowers.