|Guaraná - alertness… the natural way|
|Tuesday, 02 September 2008 16:41|
So you need a strong coffee or three to get you going in the morning!? Sounds like you should try a dose of Guaraná! The seed of this remarkable Brazilian creeping shrub contains caffeine at about four times the level of the humble coffee bean. In fact, out of the fifty or so caffeine-containing plants and fruits on the planet, Guaraná (Paullinia cupana) is the undisputed heavyweight. And, at least in soft drinks, we would say it tastes far better than coffee too!
The Brazilians certainly seem to think so. Guaraná’s universal popularity as a refreshing chilled alternative to coffee as failsafe memory, alertness and mood enhancer has meant that Guaraná-based soft drinks have given the global Cola brands in Brazil a really hard run for their money for several decades.
Our Guaraná comes direct from its natural home in tropical Brazil where our suppliers work alongside local government agencies promoting ecologically sound and sustainable practice amongst the Guaraná planters and wild-harvesters. It is available in soluble extract form ready to incorporate into your soft drink, energy drink or confectionary formula, or as part of a pre-mix package tailored to your specific needs with other botanical or conventional functional ingredients. We can also supply liquid extract forms.
Please contact us for more information on +44 (0)20 7488 0777. You can also visit our Naturals and Botanicals and our Energy pages for more ideas. For example, why not consider our Kola Nut Extract or our pure Natural Caffeine (derived from tea or coffee), as great label-friendly alternatives to the synthetic variety?