Matcha: Does this bright green powder have a place in your diet?

Matcha: Does this bright green powder have a place in your diet?

Key takeaways:

  • Matcha is a type of green tea that's grown and processed in a unique way.
  • The bright green powder can be used in drinks or baked goods.

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Matcha is versatile, considered tasty by many and is even good for you. There are numerous recipes available to help whet your appetite. You can drink matcha in a steaming mug of tea as part of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Maybe mix up some popsicles for a cool treat that both energizes and refreshes. Or swirl it into your ice cream for subtle flavor and eye-popping color. The applications for matcha are nearly endless. But what is it, and does it have a place in your diet?

Matcha is a green tea that's deliberately grown in the shade to develop more chlorophyll in its leaves. Once harvested and dried, matcha leaves are ground into a fine powder that can be used for tea or in several cooking applications.

Here's an overview of the bright green powder that could change the way you look at tea.

*Note regarding health risks: Caffeine can affect heart rhythm abnormalities, high blood pressure and kidney disease.

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