Yerba mate

La Franco Argentine is the main importer of Yerba Mate for Europe with the largest share of the market. Through the leading brands in the Argentine market, La Franco Argentine has established itself as the leading distributor of this product.

It is called mate to the infusion made with leaves of yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis), plant originating in the basins of the rivers Paraná, Paraguay and the upper course of Uruguay. These plants, previously dried, cut and ground, form yerba mate, which has a bitter taste due to the tannins of its leaves.

Taking the infusion of yerba mate has been part of the gastronomic tradition of several societies, especially the Argentine and Uruguayan.

Yerba mate contains mateine in important amounts, as well as antioxidants, potassium, amino acids and vitamins. Mateine is a caffeine-like stimulant but unlike it, its effects are smoother and more durable, being ideal for athletes, students and anyone with a high physical and intellectual activity.