Product: Guarana Seed Powder
Latin Name: Paullinia cupana syn. Paullinia crysan, Paullinia sorbilis.
Caffeine Content: Around 3.5% - 4%
Plant Family: Sapindaceae
Other Names: Guarana Bread, Brazilian Cocoa, Guaranastruik, Quarana, Quarane, Uabano, Uaranzeiro & Zoom.
Description: Guarana is a woody, perennial climbing shrub native to Brazil and the Amazonian Rainforest which grows to a height of 10-12 metres in height. The leaves are deeply divided and glossy green in colour. Yellow flowers are followed by fruits, ranging in colour from brown to red, the fruits contains black seeds with white markings and are about the size of a coffee bean, the fruits hang in panicles (branched cluster, like grapes).
Interesting Fact: Did you know that Guarana seeds on average contain twice the amount of caffeine as coffee beans? Caffeine is an alkaloid which is bitter to the taste, it acts as a stimulant to the central nervous system, and in large amounts it can be toxic. It is found in many species of plants where it serves to act as a natural pesticide.
SUGGESTED USEThe herb is used to make soft drinks in Brazil; it is also used to make chai’s and liqueurs. No other non-medicinal uses are known for this herb. Guarana has naturally occurring caffeine, the content is around 3.5% - 4%.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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