Mate Leaf PE 1% Caffeine WS

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Ilex Paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.

  1. #Properties#

    Properties of mate

    Yerba mate, also called Paraguayan tea, is a tree native to South America, of the Aquifoliaceae family that grows mainly in northern Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and southern Brazil. Ilex paraguariensis was discovered by the Guarani Indians who considered it a gift from "Mother Earth". Yerba mate has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries by the natives. The energy drink called "maté" or "chimarrão" in Brazil, is prepared from an infusion of its dried leaves that are drunk in a dried calabash using a straw, called the "bombilla". Very popular in South America, mate is now widespread throughout the world in the form of tea, as an ingredient in certain foods or incorporated into food supplements.

    Yerba mate is indeed appreciated for its taste, its aroma as well as for its nutritional and beneficial health properties. The leaves of the Ilex paraguariensis St.-Hil tree indeed have hypocholesterolemic, hepatoprotective (1), stimulating properties for the central nervous system, diuretics (2) and improve the cardiovascular system (3). In addition, studies suggest effects regarding weight loss and the treatment of obesity (4).

    Yerba mate also has a high antioxidant capacity (5) greater than that of green tea and could promote the prevention of certain types of cancer (6).

    Mate tea contains many bioactive compounds responsible for its health benefits: a high concentration of polyphenols (chlorogenic acid), xanthines (caffeine and theobromine), saponins with anti-inflammatory properties, alkaloids (caffeic acid, acid 3 ,4-dicaffeoylquinic acid, 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid), flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin), amino acids, minerals (P, Fe and Ca) as well as vitamins (C, B1 and B2) (7).

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  2. #Species and parts used#

    Species and parts of mate used

    At Natural Origins, we use the aerial part of the tree, its leaves which are harvested when flowering reaches maturity, then artificially dried in under 48 hours.

    The harvesting of our mate grass is exclusively manual. The extraction process is 70% aqueous, with a dried plant / final extract ratio of 1.5-3 to obtain a caffeine content ranging from 1 to 10%.

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  3. #Quality#

    Quality of mate

    At Natural Origins, mate is grown in southern Brazil. We offer our ingredient in three different ranges, including five organic grade references:

    - Herbal Infusions:  
    Organic Mate Leaf Pyramid Cut 4-6 mm
    Organic Mate Leaf Tea Bag Cut 0.5-1.8 mm
    Organic Mate Leaf Loose Cut 4-10 mm for your drinks and herbal infusions

    - Life Science & Nutrition: 
    Organic Cut Leaf Green Mate
    Cut Leaf Green Mate
    BIO Mate Leaf Dry Extract for your formulations

    - Food & Beverage:  
    Mate Leaf Dry Extract 10% Caffeine
    Mate Leaf Dry Extract 1% Caffeine WS
    Mate Leaf Dry Extract 1.5% Caffeine WS (Water Soluble Extracts) with optimised solubility for your beverage uses

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  4. #Country of origin#

    Country of origin of mate


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  5. #Harvest period#

    Mate harvest time


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  6. #Optimal availability period at Natural Origins#

    Optimal availability period of mate at Natural Origins


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