Yerba Mate is made from the naturally caffeinated leaves of the celebrated South American rainforest Holly tree (Ilex paraguariensis). The leaves of the Yerba Mate tree naturally contain 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, abundant antioxidants. In fact, The Pasteur Institute and the Paris Scientific society in 1964 concluded “it is difficult to find a plant in any area of the world equal to Mate in nutritional value” and that Yerba Mate contains “practically all of the vitamins necessary to sustain life.” Yerba Mate contains caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine, well-known stimulants also found in tea, coffee and chocolate. The caffeine content varies between that of green tea and coffee. Unlike tea, Yerba Mate has a low tannin content so it can be strong like coffee without it being extremely bitter.
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