yerba maté

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yerba maté:

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, or Paraguay tea,
evergreen tree (Ilex paraguariensis) of the family Aquifoliaceae (holly family). From ancient times Native Americans and now millions of Argentines and others in South America have made a tea (also
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yerba mate

yerba mate

In the Holly family (yes, Christmas holly) Grows up to 45 feet (15m). Simple shaped leaves with serrated edges. Small greenishwhite 4 petal flowers. Red berry-like fruit. Plant contains caffeine and is used as coffee substitute and aphrodisiac. Steep leaves and twigs in hot (not boiling) water. Similar to green tea, maybe a little more bitter. Very popular in South America. Roasting takes away bitter taste, but also many of the beneficial health compounds of the fresh green plant. Doesn’t cause jitters or nervous energy that coffee does. Used to rejuvenate, detoxify body, fight fatigue and increase health and longevity.
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Hacia finales de la decada, el precio de la hoja verde de yerba mate habia descendido hasta casi un tercio de su valor en 1990 (Grafico No 1).
Y las facultativas: Fecha de envasado, conservacion, instrucciones para su uso, informacion nutricional y otras informaciones que los molinos a su criterio las han incluido como material comunicacional con el objetivo de promover el contenido del envase y hacerlo mas atractivo para el consumidor, como por ejemplo las graficas que ponen atencion en imagenes de la produccion, la planta de yerba mate, etc.
The East Coast isn't far behind, offering yerba mate products in most natural foods stores and Earth-conscious coffee shops.
Yerba mate is characteristically brewed into a tea.
Incidentally, the Guarani Indians traditionally drink yerba mate out of a bull's horn, which seems appropriate, given some of the outlandish claims that are made on behalf of the beverage.
Sometimes advocated for this purpose are the two South American herbs yerba mate (ilex paraguarensis) and guarana (paullinia cupana).
WHEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS look over the Alto Parana region, where the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet, their general evaluation is one of great concern: With the exception of a few parks and private reserves, the region's Interior Atlantic Forest, home to great biodiversity, is being steadily cleared away for money-earning cattle, soybean, and dark green fields of yerba mate bushes.
yerba mate is a dried leaf from the mate tree, which contains natural stimulants.
The missions' yerba mate found markets throughout the Viceroyalty of Peru while other products, such as hides, represented important export items.
The most economically important of these exclusively New World caffeine drinks was yerba mate.
Y la bebida Lightning, de Snapple, que llego el ano pasado al mercado en estilizadas botellas, es una mezcla de moras, extracto de ginseng y un 20% de yerba mate.
The Spanish soldiers on an expedition through the Guayra area (the historical region between the Parana River and the Atlantic and the Tiete River and the Iguazu River) were the first to report the use of yerba mate.