What Is The Nutritional Profile Of Green Tea?

Unsweetened brewed green tea has zero calories. If you are a calorie conscious individual, that’s simply powerful. Green tea contains flavonols and catechins (a type of polyphenols) that offer many great benefits. The catechins in green tea are:

  • epicatechin
  • epigallocatechin
  • gallocatechin
  • gallate derivatives

The most potent compound in green tea is EGCG, also known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate. It is what makes green tea, green tea. It has numerous benefits, some of which include enhanced metabolic rate and body weight regulation.

Other important compounds in green tea include:

  • quercetin
  • linoleic acid
  • aginenin
  • methylxanthines (caffeine, theopylline, and theobromine)
  • numerous amino acids and enzymes (about 20 percent of the leaves are taken up by proteins)
  • carbohydrates (cellulose, pectins, glucose, sucrose, and fructose)
  • trace amounts of minerals like magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, chromium, copper, and zinc
  • trace amounts of carotenoids
  • lactones and hydrocarbons, esters, and aldehydes (all of which are volatile compounds)

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