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 helping support the immune system.
You may have heard that pomegranate & blueberries are packed with antioxidant content, yet Matcha Green Tea has been reported to have much higher antioxidant levels than 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.