Matcha tea uses the entire leaf thus 1 cup of matcha antioxidants equals to 10X of green tea. ORAC value of matcha is 2400 µmolTE/g while green tea has 12.53 µmolTE/g
We, at Unibourne provide speciality ingredients procured from trustworthy sources around the world. We create value for our customers by ensuring that only the best quality ingredients with excellent logistics and supply chain support are delivered to them via broadest gamut of ingredients the industry can offer. That is why our motto stands for “Bringing the World of Food Ingredients to Your Doorstep”.
With our carefully sourced ingredients, we want to help the food industry transition their products to a more superior and healthy quality. The emergence of infinite nutrient rich foods has created a buzz among the health concious community, and withing this superfood realm Matcha is identified as a potent ingredient.
Matcha is derived from Camellia sinensis plant. It is traditionally shade cultivated and stone ground which contributes to high levels of bioactive compounds. One unique characteristic of Matcha tea is that it is eaten not steeped. This means a cup of matcha tea contains the entire leaf. This contributes to consumption of both water soluble and insoluble nutrients, giving you all the nutrients, it has to offer—such as dietary fiber, chlorophyll, vitamin B, vitamin C, and antioxidants.
Over the next couple of years, the market is expected to be driven by rising health consciousness of product's health benefits. Globally, industrialised countries have been identified as major customers for superfoods like matcha. Because of its distinct taste and flavour, beverages and food items made with matcha have garnered widespread market popularity in industrialised countries.
The product's outstanding health benefits have expedited its appeal among people all around the world. The global prevalence of lifestyle diseases has prompted consumers to increase their consumption of healthful, nutrient-dense foods and beverages. As a result of its nutritious composition, it is predicted that the demand for matcha will increase exponentially.
There is a widespread circulation of inferior quality matcha which is labelled as a high-grade owing to the lack of knowledge among customers. Irrespective of the market tactics, Unibourne is committed to offer one of the finest matcha tea powders which is sourced from Japan and lives up to its nutritional reputation as a superfood as the quality parameters are strictly controlled for each batch for consistent supplies. We provide different grades of matcha – ceremonial, premium and culinary to suit the need of each customer. Apart from the original grades, we have a list of different flavoured matcha tea, from fruity to herbal blends, there is a wide spectrum of options which can suit the palate and preference of our clientele.
Matcha is not only a superfood but also a trend which is becoming a blazing alternative to regular tea. It is considered as the most aromatic green tea and a product of the highest quality. The growing awareness of matcha is intriguing people to try it for its taste as well as health benefits.
The product's use in a variety of drinks, including lattes, smoothies, juices, and mocktails, has risen in response to rising demand for low-calorie beverages with cleansing and energy-enhancing qualities. Matcha beverages have been introduced by a number of cafés and beverage chains in response to rising customer demand for healthy drinks.
The peculiar nutrient composition of matcha, particularly L theanine and catechins contribute to the amazing benefits boasted by matcha. Given below are some of the health benefits which have been supported by research:
a. Boosts energy, calms the mind and increases alertness - Although matcha has caffeine in it, the presence of L theanine ensures a steady release of energy rather than a sudden rise and crash which is the case with most caffeinated beverages.
b. High ORAC levels in matcha prove that it is an antioxidant-rich super tea
c. Detoxifies and adds vitality to the body
d. Helps in increasing the metabolic rate which can aid in faster fat loss.
e. Immunity booster
f. Contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage
Cakes, cookies, pastries, yoghurt, ice creams, pasta, cereals, energy bars, chocolates, and candies are among the items that use the product. Due to increased demand for nutritious food items, food is expected to be the fastest-growing category throughout the projected period. Its bitter taste and malty flavour have made it popular in a variety of culinary preparations.
Tea/latte – the mild sweet taste of ceremonial grade along with the earthy notes help in making a perfect cup of tranquillity. Ingesting the entire leaf gives more benefits than regular green tea which 1 cup of matcha equality to 10X the antioxidants of brewed green tea.
Cakes/ cupcakes/ chocolates/ truffles/ cookies/ice cream – the malty and grassy taste of matcha works synergistically with other ingredients in bakery and confectionary products to produce an elite taste. Although, the antioxidants in matcha undergo isomerization at high temperature like baking, the levels are not significantly affected making it bake stable.
Meal replacement powders - Matcha increases BMR (metabolism) which helps in increased burning of fat. Continuous ingestion of the tea catechin beverage significantly reduces body weight and body fat content as it contributes to thermogenesis and lipid oxidation
Immune system - Potent catechins, particularly EGCG, which is abundantly present in matcha, has shown to be effective against influenza and common cold. Catechins help by minimizing the infectivity of these virus cells. It is also a potent antioxidant which fights against free radicals and inflammation
Energy boosting/Energizer - Matcha contains a combination of caffeine and L-theanine which tends to cause a more long-term and even energy rise (known as zen energy) than compared to jitters caused by caffeine alone. L-theanine causes a relaxing effect without drowsiness
Detox and antioxidants - Chlorophyll helps in detoxifying toxins from the body & maintains alkalinity. Helps in quenching free radicals
Superfood - Provides more than just energy to the body with its high antioxidant content and other micronutrients like theanine, fibre, vitamin C, etc. It is an energizer and has anti inflammation properties. Boosts metabolism, contains fibre and ingestion of the complete leaf has more benefits than compared to green tea infusion.
Wellness and health - Overall nourishment to the body, detox, antioxidants, defends against aging, inflammation & free radical damage, Calms the mind and relaxes the body
Cosmetics – antioxidants in matcha exert anti-inflammation properties which helps in reducing acne and evening the skin tone. This may also act as antiageing ingredient due to its free radical scavenging property.