Organic green maté

For an antioxidant and stimulating infusion

POWDER Nothing But Plants®

24,90 €

Made in France | Expiration date (End Of): 07/2021
Lot: D13222 |
Ref. KM07
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Description: Organic green maté

POWDER - NOTHING BUT PLANTS

Discover the exceptional properties of INFUSIONS with our brand new POWDER Nothing But Plants® range!

This product range offers an innovative concept: an alternative way of consuming dietary supplements and eating healthier foods – in shakes, salads or mixed with your favourite foods.

ORGANIC GREEN MATÉ
 

Discover the legendary Guaraní drink!

The leaves of mate are rich in stimulating caffeine, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants: it contains more polyphenols than green tea! A diuretic drink, consumed more widely than tea and coffee in Latin America, mate also helps to reduce appetite and aids weight loss.

POWDER’s organically grown green mate leaves are infused to obtain a pleasant and revitalising drink with a bitter taste.

DESCRIPTION

The yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis A. St.-Hil.) is a large shrub belonging to the  Ilicaceae  family that can grow up to 20 m tall. It is native to the subtropical zones of South America, such as Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil, where it grows near to waterways.

Resembling holly, mate has evergreen, olive-coloured leaves and white flowers with 4 or 5 petals. Its fruit is a small reddish-purple drupe the size of a pepper, which contains 4 seeds inside (1,2).

To be consumed, mate leaves are steeped in water to compact against the walls of a calabash gourd, called a mate or cuia. Four types of drinks can be made in this way, and are consumed by sucking the beverage through a metal straw called a ‘bombilla’. Two of the drinks are made with dried and crushed green leaves, using hot water for chimarrão and with cold water for tereré. Mate tea is prepared with toasted and infused leaves. The fourth drink, mate cocido, is the name referring to the green yerba mate leaves sold in small tea bags (3-5).

ORGANIC GREEN MATÉ POWDER

Before the Europeans arrived in America, the Guaraní people were already consuming mate, called Ca'á, as a stimulant, laxative, hallucinogen, abortifacient or emetic (3). They also bathed in infusions of leaves dried in the sun, since shamans attributed them with a divine origin (created by the supreme god Tupá) and supernatural powers (6).

Infusions of the crushed and dried leaves and branches of mate are now consumed by millions of people. In its countries of origin, it is a replacement for tea and coffee, and an average of 1-2 litres per day is consumed (3,5). It is usually drunk continuously in small sips, accompanying all daily activities. This avoids the peaks and troughs in active principles in the blood that tend to be associated with tea and coffee (5).

Mate is also used in products such as beers, energy drinks, creams, sweets and food supplements (5). Argentina is the main exporter of mate, while Uruguay has the highest per capita consumption, at between 6-8 kg per person per year (5).

ORGANIC GREEN MATÉ POWDER

COMPOSITION AND BENEFITS

Mate leaf contains xanthines (caffeine (0.4-1.6%), theobromine and theophylline), vitamins from group B, A, C and E, minerals (aluminum, chromium, iron, manganese, nickel, potassium and zinc), flavonoids, terpene saponins, tannins and phenolic acid derivatives (derived from caffeine, such as caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid) (3,7,8).

Mate is hypocholesterolemic, hepato- and cardioprotective (8).

It contains more polyphenols than green tea (9,10). These compounds are powerful antioxidants that interfere in the absorption of glucose and capture free radicals (5,8).

Mate’s caffeine stimulates the nervous system, has an ergogenic effect and increases wakefulness. It also improves peripheral vasodilatation and vasoconstriction at cranial level, which is why it has been recommended for combating migraines (7).

As well as being a diuretic (8), it has been shown that mate infusions reduce appetite (7). It helps with weight loss, thanks to the lipolytic activity of the caffeine and saponins, which intervene in the metabolism of cholesterol and in the absorption of fats in the intestine (8).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Serra, B. I., & Lluís, J. (2001). Gran enciclopedia de las plantas medicinales: medicina natural del tercer milenio/Josep Lluís Berdonces I Serra (No. C 615.321 B47 [19--].).
  2. Serra, B., & Serra, J. L. J. L. B. (2009). Gran diccionario ilustrado de las Plantas Medicinales: descripción y aplicaciones, El Libro más completo sobre fitoterapia. Océano Ambar.
  3. Shekhar, H. U. et al. (2017). Exploring the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Functional Foods. Ed. Medical Information Science Reference. IG Global.
  4. Belitz, H. D., & Grosch, W. Food Chemistry. 1999.
  5. Bracesco, N. et al. (2011). Recent advances on Ilex paraguariensis research: minireview. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 136(3), 378-384.
  6. Ricca, J. (2012). El mate. SUDAMERICANA.
  7. Vanaclocha, B. V., & Folcara, S. C. (Eds.). (2003). Fitoterapia: vademécum de prescripción (Vol. 12). Barcelona: Masson.
  8. Heck, C. I., & De Mejia, E. G. (2007). Yerba Mate Tea (Ilex paraguariensis): a comprehensive review on chemistry, health implications, and technological considerations. Journal of food science, 72(9).
  9. Gugliucci, A. et al. (2009). Chlorogenic acid protects paraoxonase 1 activity in high density lipoprotein from inactivation caused by physiological concentrations of hypochlorite. Fitoterapia 80, 138–142.
  10. Gugliucci, A. et al. (2009). Caffeic and chlorogenic acids in Ilex paraguariensis extracts are the main inhibitors of AGE generation by methylglyoxal in model proteins. Fitoterapia, 80(6), 339-344.

Thick-cut organic green maté leaves (Ilex paraguariensis A.St.-Hil.).

FOOD ALLERGENS:

This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.

Updated on 2019/07/31

DIRECTIONS:

For a cup (200 ml): pour water at 100 ºC over 2.8 g of maté and infuse for 5-10 minutes.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.

Updated on 2019/07/31

PRODUCT NAME

Organic green maté

BOTANICAL NAME

Ilex paraguariensis A.St.-Hil.

REFERENCE

KM07

QUANTITY

300 g

BATCH NUMBER

D13222

EXPIRATION DATE

2021/07

MADE

In France

FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:

This food is manufactured under a GMP-compliant. GMPs are the Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines for the European food industry.

The labelling of our products complies with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 and its subsequent amendments, with the aim of ensuring a high level of consumer protection in relation to food information.

Our packaging complies with Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 and its subsequent amendments on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, aiming to secure a high level of protection of human health and the interests of consumers.

Organic products at Anastore are produced in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 and its subsequent amendments on organic production and the labelling of organic products, with the aim of ensuring consumer confidence and protecting consumer interests.

CHARACTERISTICS:

ORGANIC FARMING

NOT IRRADIATED

WITHOUT ADDITIVES

WITHOUT ALLERGENS

WITHOUT BPA

NO OMG

WITHOUT LACTOSE

PRODUCT ANALYSIS:

ORGANOLEPTIC QUALITY

SPECIFICATIONS

RESULTS

Appearance:
Dry leaves
Conform with specifications
Colour:
Green
Conform with specifications
Odour:
Characteristic
Conform with specifications
Flavour:
Characteristic
Conform with specifications

ANALYTICAL QUALITY

SPECIFICATIONS

RESULTS

Irradiation detection:
Not irradiated
Conform with specifications

MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY

SPECIFICATIONS

RESULTS

E. coli:
NMT 10 cfu/g
Conform with specifications
Salmonella:
Negative
Conform with European Pharmacopoeia 8.0
L. monocytogenes:
NMT 100 cfu/g
Conform with specifications

PRODUCT REGISTRATION:

Anastore is registered on the Food Safety Register of Food Business Operators, whose purpose is to protect public health and consumer interests, where the definitions provided for in Articles 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and their subsequent amendments, are applicable.

These Regulations lay down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, in addition to laying down general rules in relation to the hygiene of foodstuffs.

Finally, Anastore notifies the placing on the market of its food supplements in accordance with the specific regulations of each country.

HEAD OF THE QUALITY DEPARTMENT

Certificate issue date: 2019/07/31

Updated on 2019/07/31

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