BINMEI Has Developed a New Natural Blue Pigment: Butterfly Pea Flower Extract

Color is the first thing we notice in everything, whether it’s a food item or something else. Color is used to enhance the attraction of food and beverages. Color is added to foods using food pigments, both natural and artificial. However, synthetic dyes can be harmful to humans. Therefore natural food pigments are preferred. Natural food pigments are studied extensively due to the health benefits they offer. The natural food pigments are extracted from plants and flowers. But the commercial production of natural food pigments is limited by instability. After years of research and development, Binmei has developed a natural food pigment from Clitoria ternatea extract called butterfly pea flower extract. In this article, I’ll tell you all you need to know about the recently invented color additive.

In 2021, butterfly pea flower extract was approved by the FDA to be added to foods as a natural pigment.

Butterfly pea flower extract has long been used in India as a preventative medicine (also known as Ayurveda), and it is also popular in Laos. Moreover, because of its antioxidant properties, the pigment is popular among women who are beauty-conscious and health-conscious. Binmei developed the butterfly pea flower extract after recognizing its health benefits. Butterfly pea flower extract has been authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration as a natural pigment that may be used in meals.

The advantages and application scenarios of butterfly pea flower extract

Butterfly pea flower extract is exceptionally heat stable, water-soluble, and produces a broad spectrum of shades depending upon the pH, i.e., from bright blues to intense purple and natural greens. In addition to that, the device has anthocyanins (The pure and natural food color) as the main coloring component that has many positive effects on health. It offers other advantages, such as anti-aging ad improved metabolism. Furthermore, no colorants, fillers, diluting agents, or preservatives are used in the extraction of the pigment. As a result, the color pigment manufacturing process presents no risk to humans or the environment.

After receiving approval from the FDA, the butterfly pea extract can be used as a color additive in a wide range of foods and beverages. Some of the common application of the natural pigment includes:

  1. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  2. Liquid coffee creamers
  3. Frozen dairy desserts
  4. Yogurt
  5. Chewing gum
  6. Ice cream


What are the economic benefits of butterfly pea flower extract?

Now that you have a better understanding of the advantages and applications of butterfly pea extract. Let’s look at some of the pigment’s extra-economic benefits. Existing food colors include several extremely dangerous chemicals. To address this problem, the butterfly pea flower extract was developed. Butterfly pea flower’s market share is expected to reach $102.4 million by 2027. The economic prospect of the butterfly pea flower extract is very promising.

Development prospect of Butterfly pea flower extract: Binmei butterfly pea flower extract will be officially launched in January 2022.

Binmei began researching and developing natural food colors after learning about the negative consequences of synthetic food colors. Binmei, after ten years of rigorous hard work and study, has finally developed the right remedy in the form of butterfly pea flower extract, which will be officially launched in January 2022. Let me list all the benefits you may anticipate from this food pigment:

  1. Gluten-Free
  2. Lactose-Free
  3. Suitable for vegetarian
  4. High antioxidant
  5. High in anthocyanin
  6. Heat and light stable
  7. A wide range of applications
  8. Water-soluble



I am sure now you have a good understanding of the importance and benefits of the newly developed butterfly pea flower extract. Allow me to explain why you should purchase it from Binmei. Binmei Biotechnology owns China’s largest blue spirulina facility, producing more than 200 tons per year. Binmei is a well-known brand with several certifications. Spirulina extract, spirulina powder, spirulina tablet, and Carthamus yellow are just a handful of the products Binmei has produced. Furthermore, the items we make are obtained from a reliable and secure supply chain, ensuring the safety and effectiveness of extracts. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are looking to purchase high-quality items.