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Benefit and history of mate - startblog

Today at hundred and sixty seventh post here on Startblog, from the series, Start Tv Company, from the inside out.

Benefit and history of mate on startblog

The mate wheel is a cultural tradition that passes from generation to generation. Have you ever mateou! How about making a chimarrão following our post.


The mate is an herb of South America with indigenous influences, the Guaraní were the first people to make the use of yerba mate, were close to the River Paraná, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Kaingang influenced southern region, Santa Catarina and Paraná. The term kill stemming from the Quechua are used in Spanish-speaking countries, Brazilians adopted mate.

In the history log reports the importance of the extraction of yerba mate, as the main economic activity of the 16th century, and in the same period, in the southern region of Brazil the weed has been banned by the Church and in the following century, XVII a new cultural vision, being released for use. Helping to decrease the consumption of alcohol, thus accentuating the culture of the country.

Benefit and history of mate on startblog

In addition to mate (mate), the drink is called by different names, depending on region; tererê, tereré, erva, erva-congonha, chá mate, chá-dos-jesuítas, chá-argentino, chá-do-brasil, congonheira, mate-legítimo among others. In Brazil, despite being consumed in Paraná and Santa Catarina is a Gaucho costume, of Rio Grande do Sul.


The mate is prepared and served by bottom feeder, it warms the water, positions the yerba mate powder in Bowl, positioning the pump, fill with hot water approx. 80° celsos (one should not boil, boil, ready) and the prose begins. Unlike the tereré prepared with cold water and due to be crushed coarse grass, decreasing the clogging of the pump.

Benefit and history of mate on startblog

The bottom feeder has the power to start the wheel, only he arranges the gourd and mate in your place, empty, fill again. Who enters the wheel after the start has to be last on the left side of the mateador, waiting for your turn. To stay within this tradition, you have to follow all the rules to participate in this wheel, recalling that at the end of the gourd, snore for bottom feeder, never passes a gourd with rest of the water.

If you want to keep prowling and remain on the wheel without a drink, thank, however, only when you no longer want a round. No mess in the Bowl this role is the bottom feeder.

A great moment for the men next to good companies, exchanging experiences and learnings. A culture that gave the start with them and expanded to all. Even nowadays women's and mixed wheels are common, there are remain in tradition.

Benefit and history of mate on startblog

The yerba mate depending on the quality behind a bitter aftertaste. So, the first round is the bottom feeder. Their color can vary from green and yellow-straw, thinner or more full-bodied texture, the market offers various options and prices.

Traditionally the gourd, stores the herb is from the fruit cuieira or porongo. Is deep like a glass and the width of the mug, in the case of porongo is shaped like a woman's breast, cuieira of a sphere. From the simple to the ornate with gold, bronze and silver. For those who take in other containers, don't let a groundskeeper witness, may offend him.

The pump or bombilha is the scroll, usually 25 cm, studded with stones and your nozzle is gold puff avoiding rust, stainless steel is recommended.

Benefit and history of mate on startblog

The drink was studied and doctors, specialists, nutritionists claim that matear does well, claim the presence of vitamins A, B1, B2, C and e between minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, manganese and potassium. Aiding in digestion, diuretic, improves libido, stimulates physical and mental activities acting in nerves and muscles, preventing fatigue. Aggregate there's protein diets, improves the circulation, breathing, accelerating the heart rate among several others.


The yerba mate shared at home is a ritual as the Japanese and Indian Chai tea, assuming an air of hospitality visits, friends and family. Soon to arrive are welcomed with a gourd of mate. There are those who love and take during the day, it is recommended to 2 times 3 times a day.

For a good mate wash only with water, let down for better oxygenation, drying and prevent mold. Fill with water to the mouth to avoid clogging of the bombilha. Do not let water pass of 80° to not burn the yerba mate and spoil the taste of mate. Keep the mate in the refrigerator or in the freezer for a few years.

What are you waiting for to prepare a delicious mate and share with friends. Follow the tips and stay within the channel.

Until the next post,

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