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Wholesale Superfood Ingredients in the Spotlight:

GREEN TEA MATCHA POWDER

The Eastern Superfood Powder

Matcha originates from Eastern Asia, where it has been consumed for thousands of years. The drinking of matcha green tea is a long-standing tradition that lies at the heart of the Japanese culture. The Japanese tea ceremony (made famous by the Samurai and Zen Buddhist monks) is centred on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha tea.


Out of the many varieties of green tea, matcha is thought to be the highest quality available, mainly due to the unique processing methods.


As well as being used in tea, matcha is commonly used to flavour and dye a wide range of foods. Just some of the applications include use in soba noodles, candy, green tea ice cream and a variety of baked goods. As Matcha becomes popular in the Western world, it has been added to a range of health food and beverage applications, making the most of its health giving properties.


Different blends of matcha tea are often given individual names called ‘chamei’, either by the creator of the blend, or sometimes by the master of a particular tea tradition. The tea names are often quite poetic, and may be based on nature, desirable traits, or Buddhist teachings.



A Versatile Functional Ingredient

Superfood Ingredients’ Matcha Powder is sourced from Japan, and is available in both organic and conventional varieties. The tea leaves are grown in conditions aimed at preserving their chlorophyll and amino acid content. After being hand-picked, the leaves are dried and gently milled to form a very fine, bright green Matcha Powder. The 100% pure powder is soluble in water, making it great for beverage applications. It can also be used to enhance the flavour and nutritional value of cereal bars, baked goods, ice creams and smoothie mixes. 



Some of the Benefits of Matcha

It is thought that the health benefits matcha may exceed those of regular green tea, as it is made up of the whole leaf. Indeed, the powder contains various phytonutrients, enzymes and antioxidants, and its health claims are increasingly supported by scientific literature.


An Antioxidant Powerhouse

Antioxidants are naturally occurring plant chemical compounds that are thought to help prevent a number of diseases and slow down the ageing process. They do this by protecting cells and DNA against damage from free radicals, which are produced naturally in the body, and as a side effect from environmental toxins. The antioxidant content of matcha is one of the highest measured. Some sources claim that one glass of matcha is equivalent to 10 glasses of traditional green tea.


Potential Anti-Cancer Catechins

Chinese studies have demonstrated that those who consume matcha on a regular basis may face a slightly lower risk of developing certain cancers. The mechanism for this has not been confirmed, but it may be partly due to matcha’s catechin content. Catechins are a potent subclass of antioxidants that are particularly effective at helping to combat free radical damage to cells. This damage can sometimes lead to mutations and the growth of cancer cells. Although initial studies seem promising, more research is needed into the effectiveness of match before anti-cancer claims can be made.


Cutting Cardiovascular Disease

Studies have shown that the regular consumption of matcha green tea is associated with lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures. Matcha has also been shown to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in the blood, which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, two of the most common chronic diseases in the west today.


A Calming Brew

Matcha has long been used by Buddhist monks alongside their meditation practice. It is thought that the tea helps them remain calm and alert during prolonged periods of sitting. The secret may lie in matcha’s amino acid content, particularly L-Theanine, which has been shown to aid in relaxation whilst improving cognitive function. Although traditional black and green teas contain L-Theanine, the concentrations found in matcha can be up to 5 times higher.


Matcha also typically contains less caffeine than traditional teas and coffee, yet still provides a sustained energy boost. For this reason, it is becoming increasingly popular in the workplace and in sporting environments.


A Calorie Burning Beverage

Matcha can make a great addition to any weight loss and detoxification program. It is thought the superfood powder can help to boost metabolism and increase fat burning. The leaves of the tea also provide substantial amounts of highly digestible fibre, which increase satiety and help to normalize blood sugar levels.


In addition matcha is rich in chlorophyll. As well as giving matcha its characteristic green colour, chlorophyll is believed to help rid the body of harmful chemicals and heavy metals.



Superfood Ingredients’ Matcha Powder

Our wholesale Matcha Powder and our Organic Matcha Powder are available in bulk format which we ship by the pallet directly from Asia to all parts of the globe.



Please feel free to contact us at ask@sfisuperfoods.com for more information.


If your business is located in Australia, New Zealand or Asia, and you are interested in wholesale bulk supply of our Matcha Powder and our Organic Matcha Powder please contact us at australasia@sfisuperfoods.com

Japan is recognized for having one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world. One of their secrets to long lasting health and vitality may lie in their healthy diets, of which matcha green tea form an important part. Produced from the whole leaves of the green tea plant, the soluble powder is used in beverages all across Asia, and is considered one of the most powerful superfoods on the market today.

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