Green Tea powder or Matcha, made from the whole green tea leaves is a nutrient-rich wholefood. It is rich in Vitamin A, B, C, E, Theanine (amino acids), Polyphenols, and dietary fiber, minerals as well.
According to scientific studies that green tea powder contains 10-15 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of regular teas, 2 times the antioxidants of a glass of red wine, approximately 9 times the beta-carotene of spinach. it scores 1348 ORAC units per gram in Brunswick Lab analysis, a result that surpassed all antioxidant rich foods identified by the USDA.
Green Tea and Health Benefits
Throughout its history tea has been associated with health benefits and was used for medicinal purposes by the ancient Chinese. Modern scientific studies have given the evidence to support some of its health claims.
Modern studies also have revealed the secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful nature anti-oxidant only found in Green Tea.