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Butterfly pea flower is also called blue butterfly, English name: butterfly pea, Latin name: Clitoria ternatea, Thai name "Dok Anchan", Chinese name is butterfly pea flower, blue butterfly flower, blue butterfly, butterfly blue flower, and sheep bean, Doubi and other aliases.
Mainly distributed in Chiang Mai, Thailand, it is a typical tropical vine plant that blooms throughout the year, and it is also distributed in a small amount in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. Its petals can be used for dyeing and eating. It is rich in vitamins A, C and E, The anthocyanin of butterfly pea flower is 10 times that of ordinary plants. In addition, butterfly pea flower is a natural food coloring. Compared with other colorful beverages, the drink made with butterfly pea flower is not only good-looking, but also healthier.
which can improve immunity, help and promote skin elasticity and collagen production, and has an antioxidant effect. Dai people in Thailand and Xishuangbanna use it to make tea and make blue delicacies, etc.
Many cold drink shops produce various creative starry series of butterfly peas products: butterfly peas milk tea, butterfly peas milk, butterfly peas snow swallow, butterfly peas sprite and other products. Butterfly peas has become the "dyeing star" in the beverage industry. In some restaurants, butterfly pea flower tea is usually regarded as a noble welcome tea to receive VIPs.
Due to its unique material properties, butterfly pea flower will gradually change from sky blue to pink when it encounters acidic substances. Therefore, the most common beverage method is to pour butterfly pea flower water into the drink, and then add acidic lemon juice to achieve the colorful color change effect.
Under normal brewing, the PH value of butterfly pea flower tea appears weakly acidic and blue at 4.5, but as long as the pH value of lemon drops to 2.5, it turns acidic to purple. If alkaline substances are added, the PH value will rise to 10. It becomes blue-green again, so the drinks made with butterfly pea flowers powder can be mixed into a variety of different drinks
Also as blue, the advantage and characteristic of butterfly pea flower compared to phycocyanin is that the pea pollen is clear and bright in alcohol, and there will be no flocculation or precipitation due to the characteristics of protein, so butterfly pea flower is used in alcoholic beverages. More widely used in the future.
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