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Pure Blue Food Colorant Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

Pure Blue Food Colorant Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

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Pure Blue Food Colorant Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

What isButterfly Pea Flower Powder
Butterfly Pea is an ancient Thai herbal plant. Its flower has three different colors white, blue, and purple. Not only beautiful,
Butterfly Pea first gained its reputation as a powerful hair strengthener & skin conditioner in the traditional Thai remedies.
Leaves, flowers, and roots are all used as medicinal herbs. It provides anthocyanin to improve eyesight,
treat opthalmitis and eye infections, nourish hair, condition skin & provides antioxidants and boost body immunity.

Function ofButterfly Pea Flower Powder:

  • Strengthens the hair for healthy hair growth.
  • Prevents skin bruising.
  • Keeps skin glowing & healthy.
  • Treats urinary problems.
  • Improves eyesight & night vision.
  • Treats eye infections.
  • Stimulates blood circulation.
  • Detoxifies the whole body.
  • Provides antioxidants.
  • Slows aging process.
  • Enhances immune system.

Application ofButterfly Pea Flower Powder:

1. In Southeast Asia the flower is used as a natural food colouring.
2. In Malay cooking, an aqueous extract is used to colour glutinous rice for kuih ketan
(also known as pulut tai tai or pulut tekan in Peranakan/Nyonya cooking) and in nyonya chang.

3. In Kelantan, east part of Malaysia, by adding a few buds of this flower in a pot while cooking
white rice will add bluish tint on the rice which is served with other side dishes and such meal is called nasi kerabu.

4. In Thailand, a syrupy blue drink is made called nam dok anchan ,
it is sometimes consumed with a drop of sweet lime juice to increase acidity and turn the juice into pink-purple.

5. In Burmese and Thai cuisines, the flowers are also dipped in batter and fried.
6. Butterfly pea flower tea is made from the ternatea flowers and dried lemongrass and changes color depending on what is added to the liquid, with lemon juice turning it purple.




Test result
Appearance Blue to deep graypowder Conform
Taste Characteristic Conform
Odor Characteristic Conform
Particle size 100% through 80Mesh Conform
Water ≤5.0% 2.85%
Ash ≤ 5.0% 3.65%
Heavy metal ≤10PPM Conform
Arsenic (As) <1PPM Conform
Lead (Pb) <3PPM Conform
Mercury(Hg) <0.5PPM Conform
Microbiological control
Total plate count ≤10000CFU/GM Conform
Yeast & mold ≤1000CFU/GM Conform
Salmonella Negative Negative
E.coli. Negative Negative
Shigella Negative Negative
Staphylococcus aureus Negative Negative

Main Function

1. anti-inflammation, pain and rheumatism.
2. antioxidant.
3. promote assimilation.
4. regulate immunity


1. It is used as pharmaceutical raw materials and stuff.
2. It is used in beverage for health care.
3. It is used as healthy food additive.

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