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Is mate vegan?

Mate is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is mate?

Mate is a traditional South American beverage made from the dried leaves and stems of the yerba mate plant. This versatile ingredient can be brewed like tea, served hot or cold, and enjoyed alone or with friends. Mate has a unique earthy, slightly bitter taste that pairs well with sweeteners like honey or agave nectar. It's also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making it a popular choice among health-conscious individuals. Whether you're looking for a caffeine boost or a relaxing beverage, mate is a delicious and nutritious option to add to your pantry.

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