Blue Pea Flower
Ladies and Gentlemen, here’s everything you want to know about Clitoria Ternatea, commonly known as the Blue Butterfly Pea Flower.
Butterfly pea flower (Clitoria ternatea) is a plant native to Southeast Asia that’s commonly used to make herbal tea. It’s sometimes also called butterfly pea tea or blue clitoria ternatea.
It’s technically a perennial herbaceous plant in the Fabaceae plant family. Because this plant is high in protective antioxidants, it’s consumed in extract form to help fight free radicals and inflammation and promote overall health.
The flower is commonly used in cooking, baking and drinks and as a natural food colouring. The Clitoria Ternatea is also used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine.
Finally, because it has a rich blue or purple color when the plant is steamed in hot water, it’s utilized as a natural dye. It’s sometimes combined with water plus an acidic ingredient, such as lemon, which changes the pH of water, so its color changes from blue to violet.