Matcha is a Powerhouse of Nutrients
Matcha green tea was first used by Zen monks in Japan nearly 800 years ago and how it is catching the interest of health conscious consumers.
Matcha tea is recognized as one of the richest sources of natural antioxidants on earth.
Green tea has been widely know to contain large amounts of the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) considered by researchers as the key to its health promoting properties. However Chi-oka Matcha tea is quickly becoming known as the richest source antioxidants.
Nutritional Value Compared to Green Tea
Lab analysis shows the concentration of this antioxidant to be 137 times higher in matcha than in regular steeped green tea.
Nutritional Value Compared to Fruits and Vegetables
Analysis shows that Matcha contains higher antioxidant levels on a per gram basis compared to all natural fruits and vegetables. And ORAC test results prove that one gram of organic Matcha ceremonial green tea contains 1,384 ORAC units.
Compared to other antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables Matcha is far superior
The antioxidant power of Chi-oka Matcha tea is 100 times greater than Vitamin C and 70 times greater than orange juice. Matcha also contains nearly 10 times more beta-carotene than spinach.
The appreciation of matchaâ€™s â€œmiracleâ€ properties began in 1949 when Japanese scientists first discovered green tea beverages uniquely contain huge amounts of the amino acid L-theanine.
Research by Dr. Jack Bukowski of the Nutritional Science Research Institute in Maryland determined L-theanine in green tea yields huge quantities of a T-cell activator which not only helps kill cancer cells but also speeds the elimination of viruses, bacteria, and parasites that cause colds, flu, pneumonia, diarrhea, and the plaque that forms around teeth and gums.
Matcha tea is one of the healthiest natural beverages ever produced, says Vancouver based tea specialist Calli Oâ€™Brien. â€œOne cup of a good quality matcha is equivalent to 8-10 cups of regular green tea. Studies show we should drink at least five cups of green tea every day. Why not just one cup of matcha instead?â€
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