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Is Yerba Mate An Energy Drink?

Is Yerba Mate An Energy Drink?

Yerba mate is a herbal infusion that’s been part of South America’s culture for many years. This tradition is maintained to this day. 

Which countries drink mate?

In some countries, such as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, it is taken daily in almost all family homes for breakfast, afternoon tea or family gatherings. The water is served in thermoses that keep the heat, mate is shared and passed on from person to person.

These are some of the most frequently asked questions:

Is mate an energy drink?

Yerba mate contains high amounts of caffeine. This means that, just like coffee, this drink is also a natural energizer.

How much caffeine does mate have?

It is estimated that mate has approximately 68 milligrams of caffeine per 100 milliliters.

Yerba mate VS Coffee

The amount of caffeine in a mate is more than the caffeine of a filter coffee, which is around 45 mg per 100 ml and less than an espresso coffee that contains about 133 mg per 100 ml.

Benefits of mate

Mate offers many health benefits. It contains bioactive compounds, such as caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, which stimulate the central nervous system, increasing energy levels and concentration. In addition, it has antioxidants, which help prevent cardiovascular diseases, potassium and vitamins B1, B2, C and A.

Mate is much more than an infusion, it is a tradition

If you want to try it, you can find a great variety of mates gourds and yerbas in Latinafy, with worldwide shipping.

If you’re wondering how mate is prepared and would like to learn more about this ancestral Latin American tradition, look at this step-by-step explanation here.

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