Butterfly pea flower powder allows you to easily add the brilliant blue of this plant's flower to your dishes. A natural food colorant, this powder can be used in many sweet treats, conferring them with an alluring vibrancy of visual distinction. In addition to brightening smoothies or lattes, you can add it to puddings, eggs, ice cream, cakes, and breads.
Even when used mixed into foodstuffs, butterfly pea powder still retains its color-changing properties. Change the pH of your recipe with something that will increase acidity like citrus or carbonated beverages; the result will be a color shift from blue to pink-purple.
Butterfly pea flowers
Butterfly pea flower is very mild in its vegetal flavor akin to a lightly brewed green tea.
Soft purple-blue hued powder, that will yield a more electric blue color when mixed in light liquids or creamy food stuffs.
Fun to pair with other natural food colorants like hibiscus flower powder to create ombre drinks.
Blue Spirulina powder will achieve the same brilliant hue, but Spirulina since it is a blue-green algae it will also give your foods a seaweed flavor. Blue Spirulina also does not have the pH- color changing properties of butterfly pea flower.
Primarily used as a natural food colorant in beverages like tea or cocktails. The infusion of these flowers is a bewitching blue hue.
Even though the powder form of butterfly pea flower is sometimes called blue matcha, this powder has no Camellia sinensis (tea) in it. Green matcha, or just "matcha" is the powdered version of Camellia sinensis leaves. The use of the word "matcha" to describe butterfly pea flower powder is referring to its powdery consistency.
Adding lemon juice, or carbonated water will change the pH of a butterfly pea flower powder concoction, and therefore its color. Your concoction will change from brilliant blue to pink-purple.
Sometimes called blue matcha.