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Stevia plant – the natural sweetness lies in the leaves.
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH, GERMANY
GUAMPA Energy Drink Good for you. Good for the world. GUAMPA refreshing energy is the first energy drink in the world exclusively sweetened with real stevia™ from Paraguay. TEXT: ELISABETH DOEHNE I PHOTOS: GUAMPA
Sourced in Paraguay and made in Germany: a symbiosis that tastes good and does good. GUAMPA, the tasty, sugar-free and sustainably sourced alternative to the typical energy drink is sweetened with Stevia. The plant extract is a healthy and natural sweetener (zero calories, 300 times as sweet as sugar) is grown in Paraguay. Stevia is a natural regulator of blood sugar levels; it is suitable as a sweetener for diabetes, neurodermatitis, sugar and sorbitol incompatibility, and it does not cause cavities. This means that GUAMPA exceeds the ‘feel good’ factor of most energy drinks, offering a real alternative to the consciously minded and healthy living. The bittersweet grapefruit flavour embodies a refreshing, natural taste, and vitamin B and caffeine with guarana extract (32 milligrams/100 millilitres) boost GUAMPA’s well-bal32 | Issue 45 | December 2016
anced flavour. The drink is vegan, gluten free, lactose free, and low calorie (37 kilojoules, nine calories). Building on this sustainable and social philosophy, GUAMPA makes an impact: “We donate one cent per sold can to a foundation, which helps local farmers to grow Stevia plants sustainable,” explains Christine Frank, a spokesperson for the Nuremberg-based family business. “The foundation Fundación Granular addresses themselves the task to help farmers in Paraguay to cultivate Stevia with free training and further education , as well as promoting cooperation. They also take care that farmers are supplied with new seedlings.” GUAMPA refreshing energy drink is available at REWE Süd, EDEKA Südbayern/ EDEKA Minden-Hannover, Markt-
kauf, Getränke Hoffmann Berlin, Tegut, GLOBUS and selected airport stores in Nuremberg, Munich, and Frankfurt. Tip: try swapping your usual cocktail mixer for GUAMPA Energy and taste the refreshing difference. www.guampa-energy.de
GUAMPA family Frank.
Paraguay farmer harvesting Stevia.
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