Health Benefit of Green Tea Extract
Going back to the roots of green tea – the garden
Tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, and is proven to contain beneficial properties for health which continue to be explored and developed to this day.
Green tea leaves and its infusions were initially utilised for medicinal purposes, and were only later enjoyed as a beverage. The botanical name of the tea plant is Camellia Sinensis, the leaves which are used to make black, oolong tea and green tea.
Unlike black and oolong tea, the production of green tea does not involve fermentation of the tea leaves. As a result, green tea rarely gets too bitter to consume. Instead, steaming fresh leaves at high temperatures deactivates the oxidizing enzymes, leaving the polyphenol (natural antioxidant) content intact. At present, the tea plant is cultivated in more than 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa and South America.
What’s great about green tea and green tea extracts is that the healthy benefits are there to begin with. Another feel-good factor to look forward to. See additional health benefits of Green Tea extract here.