Is a species of the Holly family (Aquifoliaceae). The botanical name is ilex paraguariensis. A native plant from the subtropical forest in South America: Northern Argentina, Southern Brazil & Paraguay. Yerba mate thrives in this small region of natural beauty, humid climate and red soil. In the wild this tree may reach up to 20 feet high.
When it's under cultivation, on the farm like a crop, the plant growth is limited as a shrub of 3 to 6 feet, that results in a higher quality of yerba mate and facilitating the harvesting of the leaves & stems by hand that takes place in the fall & winter ( April to September). Green leaves are dried, shredded and storage for aging.
The yerba mate infusions present a great antioxidant power due to its high concentration of polyphenols, and it is ranked in a very privileged position among natural elements carrying the highest antioxidant power.
Source of vitamins
Yerba mate contains B-group vitamins. The body needs 13 vitamins, and 8 of them are B-group vitamins, which are essential for body functions such as energy and red blood cells production.
Source of minerals
Yerba mate contains potassium, an essential mineral that is necessary for the correct function of the heart, and magnesium, which helps the body to incorporate proteins.
Yerba mate contains Xanthines (caffeine, theobromine, theophylline) compounds that stimulate the central nervous system, promoting mental activity, increasing energy levels and concentration.
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