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Matcha Tea Nutrition Facts

Matcha Tea is a nutritionally dense superfood. Here you will learn all about Matcha Tea Nutrition and what makes it so healthful…

Matcha Tea is an incredibly nutrient-dense food and contains some very unique nutrients that you can gain from very few other foodstuffs. Read on to find out more. The nutritional information here is per 100g. A recommended serving of Matcha Tea is just 1g so you can simply divide the data by 100 for the per cup equivalent!

Energy (per 100g) kcal 324
Protein g 30.6
Lipid g 5.3
Carbohydrate g 38.5
Dietary Fibres g 38.5
Folate μg 1200
Pantothenic acid mg 3.7
Naicin mg 4

Taking a look at the macro nutritional facts for Matcha Tea powder you can clearly see that there is huge nutritional value.

The micro-nutritional information make for equally interesting reading per 100g…

Caffeine g 3.4
Amino Acids mg 3400
Antioxidants g 10.86
ORAC Value μmol TE/g 1.7 x 103
Vitamin B1 mg 0.6
Vitamin B2 mg 1.35
Vitmain B6 mg 0.96
Vitami C mg 60
Vitamin E mg 28.1
Vitamin K μg 2900
Beta Carotene μg 29000
Sodium mg 6
Potassium mg 2700
Calcium mg 420
Magnesium mg 230
Phosphorus mg 350
Iron mg 17
Zinc mg 6.3
Copper mg 0.6

 

Matcha Tea Nutrition – Per Cup

So, in summary, a serving of Japanese Matcha powder contains:

  • 310mg of protein
  • 272mg total amino acids
  • 50mg of lipids
  • 27mg potassium
  • 2.3mg magnesium
  • 4.2mg calcium
  • 0.062mg zinc
  • 3.5mg phosphorus
  • 0.17mg iron
  • As well as a wealth of vitamins including; vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K

There is also 50% of the government guidelines beta-carotene per cup! You can compare all of this data with the UK government recommendations for your age and sex.

Does Matcha Tea have carbs?

When we review carbohydrate content we look at both carbs and sugar. There should be no sugar in pure organic matcha tea powder, added or otherwise. It is a zero-sugar product. Per serving of 1g per cup there are 0.39g of carbs per cup. Its super low.

Is Matcha Tea suitable for Keto?

Yes. The carbohydrate content in Matcha is so super low at less than 1/2 a gram per cup that it fits perfectly within a ketogenic diet.

As you can see from the wealth of nutritional value, adding matcha powder to your daily life can bring a wealth of health benefits. You can read more about Matcha Health Benefits in our blog. In the meantime, get experimenting. It is such a flexible ingredient you can add it to everything from flapjacks to porridge to smoothies to water to lattes!