What is Green Coffee Bean Extract?

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Latte lovers aren’t the only ones lining up for coffee. The health and fitness community is currently abuzz about a certain type of extract derived from green coffee beans. What is it–and more importantly, why should you care?

Green coffee bean extract is derived from green coffee beans–well, duh.

But what you might not know is that green coffee beans are nothing new–they’re simply the raw, unroasted versions of the beans you already know and love.

So why all the fuss about unroasted beans? According to a recent study, it seems that green coffee bean extract may have the potential to support healthy weight management. Although more research is necessary, the preliminary results are certainly promising.

Researchers believe that the benefits of green coffee beans come from chlorogenic acid, a natural compound contained within the bean.

Why can’t you just pop a handful of beans and be done with it? Raw, unroasted beans are extremely bitter, and the roasting process destroys most of the beneficial chlorogenic acid.