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Chinese Green Tea

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For centuries tea has been recognized in China for its role in a healthy lifestyle. Tea is a beverage made from the processed leaves of Camellia sinensis (Family- Theaceae).

Most tea leaves are oxidized and fermented soon after they are plucked. Depending on the method of how the plucked leaves are processed tea is classified as - green, oolong or black tea.

Chinese Green Tea

Green tea is the least processed or, normally, fresh wherein the tea leaves are just steamed. Green tea contains more than 450 organic compounds like mineral elements, protein, amino acid, glucide, lipid granules and vitamins which are essential to our health. It is rich in catechins, polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful disease-fighting anti-oxidant. Green tea is cool to the taste buds.

The health benefits of Chinese green tea have been known since ancient times.

It is recommended to drink three or more cups of green tea per day. The only harmful effect of drinking green tea is insomnia due to the high caffeine content.

Tea, herb, other than chamomile, brewed

The nutritional values of "Tea, herb, other than chamomile, brewed" per 100 grams are:


Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 1
Protein 0 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 0.2 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 2 mg 0.2 %
Copper, Cu 0.02 mg 0.75 %
Iron, Fe 0.08  mg 0.44 %
Magnesium, Mg 1 mg 0.25 %
Manganese, Mn 0.04 mg 2.2 %
Phosphorus, P 0 mg 0 %
Potassium, K 9  mg 0.26 %
Selenium, Se 0 mcg 0 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.04 mg 0.27 %
Vitamin A 0  IU 0 %
Vitamin C 0 mg 0 %
Vitamin B6 0 mg 0 %
Vitamin E 0 mg 0 %
Vitamin K 0  mcg 0 %
Riboflavin 0  mg 0.24 %
Thiamin 0.01 mg 0.67 %
Folate, DFE 1  mcg 0.25 %
Niacin 0  mg 0 %
Sugars 0 g
Fiber 0  g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 99.7 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 0  mcg
Choline 0.4 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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