Is Boku Super Matcha Green Tea a "Super Food?"
Super Food and beyond! Matcha has the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value of any plant know to man! Further, the high content of fiber, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and related cofactors that support nutrient bioavailability are uniquely delivered via use of the whole leaf, making Matcha an amazingly potent food source that naturally promotes health. Matcha requires only picking, natural drying, and stone grinding, so it's lack of industrial processing or modification truly makes it a natural Super Food.
What is So Special About Matcha Green Tea's Antioxidant Levels?
Both green and black teas are widely recognized and proven to have extraordinary antioxidant levels - Matcha 100% whole-leaf powdered green tea takes this to another level altogether. Incorporation of the entire leaf delivers chlorophyll, co-factors and other organic buffers that help improve the bioavailability of Matcha's potent antioxidants. Plus, Matcha's uniquely elevated level of "catechins" (EGCg), give it a distinct advantage over regular green and black teas. These factors mean Matcha is truly special in its ability to deliver an abundance of antioxidants, which we have all seen cited in many studies as nature's way of protecting against disease and scavenging excessive cell-damaging free radicals.
You may have heard that pomegranate & blueberries are packed with antioxidant content, yet Matcha Green Tea has been reported to have 20 times the antioxidant level of these amazing fruits. Dark chocolate, regarded as having an even higher free radical suppressing ability (ORAC*, or Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) than pomegranate & blueberries, still pales in comparison; Matcha is still about 7 times higher in antioxidants!
* Tuft's University gave Matcha Green Tea an ORAC rating of 1,300 units per grams vs. 105 units per gram for pomegranate and 91 units per grams for blueberries.