1. Must I store Blue Butterfly Pea flower powder in an air tight container after opening?
Like any product once opened it is recommended that it be stored in a container as this will ensure that there is no external contamination from such things as insects or even moisture and of course the accidental spillage.
2. If I leave Blue Butterfly Pea flower powder exposed, will the properties decline or oxidised?
Due to the process we employ, the properties will last however like all products , exposure to external contamination and moisture, may impact the product, particularly the latter given the humid climate in Malaysia.
3. What is the difference between Blue Butterfly Pea flower powder and the flower version?
Cleanliness & Convenience in a 10 gram sachet. You can bring it anywhere you want to make a cup of tea or add to any beverage or even to cook with. The Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder is very concentrated – all you need is just a little to go a long way.
For the Sundried flowers you would need to boil in hot water to extract its colour to either cook with or just to make a cup of tea. Remembering that in extremely hot water some the nutrients may be lost. Further the cleanliness of sundried flowers may be questionable.
4. Must I always dissolve Blue Butterfly Pea Flower before cooking or baking? or can I just sprinkle onto my preparation?
Yes, either way is available to you – it really depends on what you are preparing and how experimental you wish to be. It is best to dissolve a small quantity in tepid or warm water to test the amount of Blue that you want and let it rest for 20 minutes as the powder will keep continuing to dissolve.
In making a latte for example the powder is mixed with the milk when frothing to produce the blue colour before adding to the coffee. For cakes as an example, the powder can simply be sprinkled into the mixture.
In Nasi Kerabu, you can sprinkle onto the rice after you have washed them and let it rests for 15-20 minutes.
5. What is the shelf life of Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Powder?