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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Amazônia Ocidental - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2010
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: SMITH, N.
ATROCH, A. L.
Additional Information: NIGEL SMITH, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA; ANDRE LUIZ ATROCH, CPAA.
Title: Guarana's journey from regional tonic to aphrodisiac and global energy drink.
Publisher: Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, v. 7, n. 3, p. 279-282, 2010.
Language: en
Description: Guaraná (Paullinia cupana H.B.K., Sapindaceae) is a rainforest vine that was domesticated in the Amazon for its caffeine-rich fruits. Guaraná has long been used as a tonic and to treat various disorders in Brazil and abroad and became a national soda in Brazil about a century ago. In the last two decades or so, guaraná has emerged as a key ingredient in various ?sports? and energy drinks as well as concoctions that allegedly boost one's libido. For some time, guaraná's high caffeine content was thought to be a detriment because of health concerns about excessive intake of caffeine-rich drinks. But it is precisely this quality, and the fact that it has a mysterious name and comes from an exotic land, that has propelled guaraná into a global beverage.
Thesagro: Guaraná
Paullinia Cupana.
Data Created: 2011-05-25
Appears in Collections:Artigo em periódico indexado (CPAA)

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