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Matcha Tea: For Renowned Cancer Fighting Catechin EGCg Found Only In Green Tea

Not all Antioxidants are Created Equal
Antioxidants are found in many foods including fruits and vegetables. There are many types of antioxidants, however, the class known as catechins are only found in green tea, and these maybe the most potent of all. And of the catechins, EGCg (epicgallocatechin gallate) is the catechin with broadest and most potent cancer-fighting properties. Sixty percent of the catechin content of matcha tea is EGCg. One gram of matcha contains 105 mg of total catechin content, and roughly 61% is EGCg.

  • Catechins are antioxidants only found in green tea
  • 60% of catechin content of matcha is EGCg
  • EGCg is the catechin with the broadest and most potent cancer-fighting properties
  • Dosage is concentrated in matcha powder, when compared to brewed loose leaf tea

How much EGCg is in a single serving?
One gram of matcha contains 105 mg of total catechin content, and roughly 61% is EGCg. A single serving size is typically anywhere from 2-4 grams or 1 tsp to 1T, depending on your preference.

Matcha's ORAC Rating
ORAC is a measure of antioxidant efficacy of a particular food.The ORAC rating of matcha tea is 1300 umoleTE/g compared to 105 for pomegranate fruit and 93 for wild blue berries.  The USDA recommends 3,000- 5,000 ORAC units per day. One teaspoon of matcha tea, about 2 grams, contains approxiamately 2600 ORAC units.

Matcha Green Tea vs. Fruit and Berry Juice
While fruit juices can be high in antioxidants, they tend to contain a lot of sugar and calories, and virtually no fiber. So enjoy them in moderation - or better yet, opt for the whole fruit, which provides antioxidants and fiber with fewer calories.

EGCg Studied for Possible Breast Cancer Therapies
In a 2008 study conducted by researchers at the University of Mississippi researchers found that consuming EGCG significantly inhibits breast tumor growth in female mice. Researchers believe these findings can help lead to new therapies for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in women.

Source: American Physiological Society (2008, April 8). Green Tea Ingredient, EGCG, Significantly Inhibits Breast Cancer Growth In Female Mice. ScienceDaily.

Choose matcha teas rich in EGCg.

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Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Morning Matcha
Classic Grade Organic Morning Matcha Tea 30g
Our Price: $35.00

Invigorating and calming matcha green tea powder for every day, certified organic by Japanese Agricultural Standards Association (JAS).
KAMA MATCHA Ceremony Grade Matcha Tea 30g
Ceremony Grade Kama Matcha Tea 30g
Our Price: $48.00

An extraordinary matcha for discerning drinkers suitable for koicha, thick style, tea.
The Matcha Source WhiskIt Kit
Matcha "WhiskIt" Kit - 3 Piece Set with Your Choice of Tea
Base Price $59.00

The Matcha Source WhiskIt Kit  includes your choice of tea and the single most essential utensil for preparing matcha tea - the bamboo whisk.  The celadon whisk holder helps maintain the shape of the whisk over time. Start simple and get to know the tea.
Matcha Powdered Green Tea
Kitchen Grade Dakota Matcha Tea 1 Kilo
Our Price: $105.00

An economical choice for recipes, supplements and food applications. This bulk matcha tea product contains 100% green tea from Japan.  No sugar, additives or preservatives. An excellent source of powerful antioxidants, including EGCg.