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Explained: Drinking Latin America’s magical beverage mate

What has the power of coffee, the health benefits of tea and the appeal of chocolate?

With 24 vitamins and minerals, along with 15 amino acids and antioxidants, it is difficult to find another plant anywhere in the world that can equal the nutritional value of mate.

And whilst there are five other common legal stimulants in the world : coffee, tea, kola nut, cocoa, and guarana, mate comes out on top as one of the most balanced and nourishing.

Also known as ‘chimarrao’ or ‘cimarron’, mate is drunk socially in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Southern Chile and Southern Brazil.

Watch my video to see how you drink this magical beverage…