Superfoods are nutritionally dense foods that have been an important part of the Australian household since its introduction. Most of these superfoods promise a ton of health benefits which can help anyone live a healthier lifestyle.
Just like any other medicine and supplement, superfoods can also take many forms and can be ingested in different ways. Some superfoods are crushed into powder, some are enclosed in capsules, and some are made into tinctures.
In this piece, we’re going to find out what are the differences between powdered extracts, capsules, and tinctures and the advantages and disadvantages that come with these formats.
Powdered extracts are probably one of the most widely known versions of a superfood. The superfoods that often get powdered range from herbs, to roots, barks, and other plant parts.
Depending on the manufacturers that make these superfoods, the processes may vary, too. Some plants and herbs are simply soaked to a solvent and let the liquid evaporate. This process will leave a concentrated powder that will later be packaged and delivered right through your doorstep.
Other superfoods can also undergo a more complicated process like freeze drying. The superfood is completely frozen and then placed inside a vacuum to remove all the moisture. Finally, it is dried using heat, resulting into fine powder.
- Powdered extracts are easier to transport and store for a longer period under normal temperatures.
- These powders can be mixed into a lot of recipes like smoothies, coffee, pastries, and more. In effect, the products in an herbal extracts collectionare easier to consume and ingest.
- Most superfood powders you’ll see in the market are not really gluten-free and are in fact, peppered with fillers, and artificial flavours or sweeteners. If you’re planning to buy one, make sure you are scoring from an authentic seller or manufacturer.