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Butterfly Pea Flower Powder

Butterfly Pea Flowers, also known as "blue pea" or "Asian pigeonwings," are a striking blue-purple flower that grows in Southeast Asia. Its parent plant yields peas that are edible when young.

  • Small dry blue-purple flower blossoms ground into a smooth powder
  • Mild vegetal flavor
  • Mainly used to color beverages or rice
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    Price: $79.13
    $4.65 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Use to color beverages
  • Cook with rice to give it a striking blue color
  • Mixing with citrus juice causes the liquid to turn a royal purple
  • Use with spices to create an herbal tea
  • Basic prep

    Ready to use.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Butterfly pea flowers.

    Butterfly Pea Flowers are a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family. It has a shape similar to an orchid with a striking blue-purple color. The plant itself is a vine or a creeper that also yields small peas that are edible when they are young.
    Traditional Chinese medicine uses Butterfly Pea Flowers to treat sexual ailments, while traditional Ayurvedic medicine uses it for many purposes including as a memory enhancer, antidepressant and sedative agaent.
    In the culinary world, Butterfly Pea Flower Powder is mainly used to color food and beverages, as flower's bright blue color comes out into liquid when soaked. When the liquid is mixed with an acidic ingredient such as lime or lemon juice, it transforms into a shade of royal purple.

    Classic recipe

    Butterfly Pea Flower Powder Granita

    Easy to use and quick to dissolve, our Butterfly Pea Flower Powder delivers a subtle floral aroma and taste. More impressive is the natural blue hue that comes from steeping the powder in liquid. Try this recipe for a refreshing treat or elegant dessert.