Guarana Seed Whole

Guarana Seed Whole

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Guarana is a vine native to the Amazon basin named in honor of the Guarani tribe, who brew a beverage used in medicine and ceremony from the roasted seeds of the bright red berries of the plant.

The whole seeds contain a substance called guaranine, the most abundant naturally-occurring source of caffeine known. In fact, a cup of brew made from guarana seed has nearly three times the caffeine as a cup of coffee.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound6
originbrazil
active compoundsXanthine, Saponins, Tannins.
plant part usedseed
processingwhole

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
appearance & aromaDark brown, nut-like dried seeds.

c.
uses

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cosmeticUse a strong infusion (tea) as a final rinse for dark hair.
decorativeIncorporate into floral displays for textural interest.
culinaryBrew into a hot beverage similar to hot chocolate or coffee. May also be combined with cocoa or coffee to produce a distinctive drink.
householdA strong infusion can be used to stain textiles.
aromaticAdd to potpourri mixtures.
safetyGuarana seed contains up to three times more caffeine than coffee. Check with your doctor before using this herb if you have diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease or other chronic condition.

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d.
flavor profile

whole
guarana seed

Bitter and astringent with a mildly sweet finish.

e.
formulas & recipes

whole
guarana seed

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f.
what else you should know

whole
guarana seed

Guarana is an evergreen, vine-like tropical plant that grows in the Amazon rainforest. The berry-like fruits of the plant have been used for centuries by various indigenous peoples, most notably the Guarani tribe for whom the species is named. Guarana is also the subject of local legends because the fruit eventually splits open, revealing a black seed and taking on the appearance of a human eyeball.

Because of the similarity in flavor and aroma to chocolate or cocoa, guarana is also known as Brazilian cocoa and Brazilian chocolate. Be aware, however, that guarana seed contains caffeine that exceeds coffee by 1.5 to 3 times in concentration. In fact, the seed is the highest, naturally occurring source of caffeine known.



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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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