Product: Guarana Seeds
Latin Name: Paullinia cupana syn. Paullinia crysan, Paullinia sorbilis.
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).
Brief History: The Latin genus name of Guarana comes from C. F. Paullini, an 18th century German medical botanist. Guarana has been used by the people of the Brazilian Rainforest for thousands of years, the Brazilian Tupi Indians believed it to have shamanic origins. The Guarani people pound the seeds into a powder; a little water is added to the powder and it is then kneaded into dough and shaped into cakes, which are known as Guarana bread.
SUGGESTED USEThe syrup is used to make soft drinks in Brazil; it is also used to make chai’s and liqueurs, it is a popular substitute for coffee in South America.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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