More about Guarana
Guarana is a creeper plant from the Amazon. It contains a high dose of caffeine and other xanthines. Guarana is made in the traditional way by skinning, washing and roasting the seeds for six hours. Then the seeds are shaken in a bag until the second skin falls off and then ground into a fine powder. This is then mixed with water and made into a dough from which balls are rolled. These dry in the sun, or over a small fire, until they are rock-hard. They have a dark colour and taste wry. They swell in water and partially dissolve.
Indians from the Amazon region used guarana for the energy and strength to travel for days on end.
Guarana is used as an energizer and sexual stimulant. In Brazil guarana is used in a drink, together with sugar and water. According to the population this is very healthy and to prevent all kinds of ailments. Apart from that it is refreshing.
Ingredient soft drink
Nowadays Guarana is widely used in Brazil in soft drinks. Guarana is found in more than 25% of all soft drinks sold in Brazil as a main ingredient.
Dissolve in a drink or yoghurt.
adenine, allantoin, alpha-copaeen, anethole, caffeine, carvacrol, caryophyllene, catechins, catechu tannins, choline, dimethylbenzene, dimethylpropylphenol, estragole, glucose, guanine, hypoxanthine, limonene, mucilage, nicotinic acid, proanthocyanidins, protein, resin, 2-hydroxybenzenecarboxylic acid, starch, sucrose, tannins, theobromine, theophylline, timbonin, and xanthine.