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Polyphenol Tea
« on: November 21, 2020, 04:01:54 PM »
Hey Forum,

Many people grow tropical fruits for a variety of reasons and I think a common theme includes the need for nutritious food to support health and wellness. I realize that this is not directly tropical fruit related, but I still feel itís worth sharing. Recently I found this article that ranks sources of polyphenols based on content, the table in this article is very helpful https://www.nature.com/articles/ejcn2010221.pdf?origin=ppub What I find interesting is that the highest polyphenol rich sources are not fruits but herbs and spices! This was contrary to my thought of blueberries, blackberries red wine ect. Here is a recipe I put together based on the article that combines some polyphenol rich sources to make an herbal tea:

1 gallon water
3 star anise ďstarsĒ
2.5 oz cloves
1 cinnamon stick
Some fresh mint

Bring to a light boil for 15 minutes and done.





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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 04:05:59 PM »
Very interesting, Thank's!

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 10:24:44 AM »
The only way I know how to get maximum polyphenols into our food crops is by growing plants naturally, plants that cycle nutrients naturally on there own.  Foods grown using Biodynamic farm principals have been shown to have the most flavor, sweetness and the most nutrients that have the highest polyphenols.  Plants grown with conventional methods have very low nutrition, poor flavor and low in polyphenols.  Polyphenols should be tested on foods grown under different farm management practices to compare what has the highest polyphenols.  A random test on conventionally grown foods will give an incomplete picture of how much polyphenols can be in said foods.

Thanks Joe, is your tea any good?
« Last Edit: November 22, 2020, 11:26:40 AM by Frog Valley Farm »

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 11:03:47 AM »
Been making tea with Vana Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum).Taste is supremely spicy !Plants grown naturally are higher in Polyphenols

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 11:22:02 AM »
I make tea with all kinds of stuff from the garden.,.

thai basil
tulsi (holy basil)
ceylon cinnamon
yerba mate
jasmines (several kinds)
passiflora leaves and flowers
ginger
galangal
turmeric
lemon grass
mints
sorrel
neem leaves
citrus leaves, peels, or splash of fresh juice
jujube (fruit and leaves)
guava (fruit and leaves)
occasionally guanabana leaves

add a little honey and raw sugar or nectar. yum.

a nice cup of ceylon cinnamon with neem tea helps me a lot with allergy and sneezing attacks, for about 4 - 6 hours.

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2020, 03:05:43 PM »
What does star anise taste like. Delightful to know herbs and spices have polyphenols
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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2020, 03:12:07 PM »
Hey Eric, the tea tastes ok, I donít add any sugar or lemon juice to it. Star anise reminds me somewhat of black liquorice.

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2020, 08:32:04 PM »
Jambolan-leaf tea,
Citrus-leaf tea,
Lemon-peel tea.
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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2020, 09:35:24 PM »
Super cool tea ideas! Anyone use guarana for a DIY energy/brain boost?

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2020, 05:21:35 AM »
Jambolan-leaf tea,
Citrus-leaf tea,
Lemon-peel tea.
Hi! I can make tea with jambolan leaf? I have one tree... Thank's!

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2020, 08:40:00 AM »
We make guava leaf tea to help with cough and flu. It is amazing at that.

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2020, 11:36:11 AM »
Jambolan tea lowers blood sugar.  Not much taste.
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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2020, 11:41:22 AM »
We make guava leaf tea to help with cough and flu. It is amazing at that.

Did you know you can even eat banana skin I saw it recently didnít watch the recepie though
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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2020, 01:33:55 PM »
Jambolan tea lowers blood sugar.  Not much taste.
Thank's! You make it with green or dry leaves?

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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2020, 07:34:26 PM »
Either way.  Better tasting fresh.
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Re: Polyphenol Tea
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2020, 06:48:22 AM »
Either way.  Better tasting fresh.
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