Thai Dok Anchan (Butterfly Pea)
Garden: Jarujit Family Holding, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
Harvest: July 2020
Taste: Mild with slight woody/earthy note
Size: 75g & 200g
A little south of Bangkok, Butterfly Pea plants grow without human interference. After blooming, they are harvested in the morning then left to sun-dry for two days. When infused, the blossoms yield powerful antioxidants that can help prevent and repair cellular damage from free radicals. They are also credited with being able to increase collagen production and skin elasticity. In many ways, they are the liquid equivalent of blueberries.
In Southeast Asia, the delicate blossoms are used as a natural food colourant. Add to the kid's muffins, smoothies, or ice blocks for a splash of blue. For adults, blue lattes and cocktail experiments beckon. And if you want to change it up, add some fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice and watch your creation turn purple or pink!