Yerba Mate is a beautiful emerald green drink that originates in Argentina and has become the vitality nectar of Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and recently the United States. Yerba mate is a well-known beverage widely consumed by people of South America. It is made from dried leaves of Ilex paraguariensis tree which is a native South American tree. Yerba Mate is comparable in taste to a high quality Japanese green tea but with a more herbaceous, grassy character and contains as many antioxidants in every serving. A healthy and stimulating drink, Yerba Maté is a potent natural source of antioxidants and an appetite suppressant. Zen’s Argentina Yerba maté is handpicked in the shade of the rainforest canopy – fresh & vibrant, not aged or smoked.
Benefits of Yerba Mate:
- Vitamins: A, C, E, B1, B2, Niacin (B3), B5
- Minerals: Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Selenium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc, Chromium, Copper, and aluminum
- Other Compounds: Chlorophyll, Flavonols, Polyphenols, Antioxidants, & 15 Amino Acids
- Digestive improvement
- Cardiovascular properties
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“While grown and consumed for centuries in South America, its popularity is increasing in the United States because of demand by consumers for healthier, more natural foods, it’s filling a niche for a different type of tea beverage, and for Yerba Mate’s potential health benefits—antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiobesity, anti-diabetic, digestive improvement, stimulant, and cardiovascular properties.” Composition and Bioactive Properties of Yerba Mate
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