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There are drinks that become more than a refreshing and complementary liquid, being an icon that is part of the culture and tradition of a place; this is what happens with mate, a typical drink from Argentina that you can find in Pampa Drugstore from where we ship all over Spain and part of Europe.
But not only that, you can also get the best models of containers to prepare and drink mate, the well-known "mates", made of different materials and, above all, the original gourd mate with the perfect finish, so you can enjoy your favorite drink in the container of your choice
Types of gourd gourds
Mates are the containers traditionally used for drinking mate as the classic infusion of the Rio de la Plata culture
Nowadays, there are mates made of different materials: silicone, glass, wood and gourd mates
The latter are the most basic, rudimentary and autochthonous of the matera culture
Peculiarities of gourd gourds
The gourds made from gourd, also known as mates porongo, unlike other glass, wood and silicone jars, have certain peculiarities
- They are natural
They are containers made from a fruit of great properties, which in one way or another is molded to shape the necessary utensil to enjoy the best classic mates
It is a product of 100 % natural origin that does not present any type of contraindications from the point of view of the health, beyond the suitable treatment that must be given to the product to maintain its hygiene
- They provide a special flavor
Because they are created from a fruit such as pumpkin, they give the infusion a very original and native flavor, which many people love
- They are more economical
They require raw materials provided by nature itself and a simple elaboration process, so their prices are the most accessible in the market
- Variety of designs
The material used to make this type of gourds is very malleable, so although they usually keep the traditional shape of the pumpkin, they can also have different handmade shapes according to each person's taste. Everything will depend on the size of the fruit and the skill of the manufacturer
how to cure a gourd mate?
Unlike silicone and glass gourds, pumpkin gourds, just like wooden gourds, require a previous curing process before being used
This process begins even before the container is made, since it is necessary to subject the fruit to a drying process to later extract the pulp and give it the required shape and design
To cure the mate, you must smear the mate with vegetable oil or butter, thus sealing the pores of the fruit, avoiding cracks and excessive transfer of flavor and textures.
When it comes to choosing a mate, gourd gourds will always be an excellent alternative: they represent years of culture and are really the most traditional on the market
Now then, some practical tips that will help you choose the best design are
- Check its shape and size
According to your special needs, you should ideally choose a gourd that has a size proportional to your requirements
An advantage of gourd gourds is that you can find different models and sizes in the market
- Stay true to tradition
If you decide on a gourd gourd, stay true to the tradition of the form and artisanal creation: the more rudimentary the elaboration process, the greater the benefits in terms of flavor and resistance
- Take care of your investment
Although it is not an eternal product, its resistance and durability will depend on the good use and care you give it
If you want it to be useful for many years, keep the mate clean and dry after use to avoid cracks
If your mate has a special external coating, such as leather, it is best not to wet them to clean them, since water can be stored between the two materials and lead to cracks, fungus, etc
In these cases, wet only the inside and dry very well with a cotton or paper cloth
what types of gourds do we have in Pampa Drugstore?
In our online store, Pampa Drugstore, you can find a great variety of pumpkin gourds, since being the traditional gourds for this Argentinean infusion, they could not be missing in the stock of the store:
- Simple gourds
They are the most typical and simple models that you will be able to get in the market, but very useful. For many people, they represent the opportunity to live the experience of drinking mate in a 100% traditional way
Among the models available at Pampa Drugstore, there is a classic model in natural color at an unbeatable price. Are you going to miss it?
- Gourd and leather gourds
We also have incredible models of gourd gourds with an outer leather coating, maintaining the typical benefits of the original container and providing good grip, design, elegance and comfort
Among our wide variety of gourd and leather gourd models, we highlight
Additionally, we offer aspecial service to engrave our gourds coated in leather or their ferrules, you can develop it more seeing the technical data sheet of the engraving of the gourd body and ferrules
Price of gourd gourds
As for prices, being a product of natural origin, they are usually more affordable than other models; however, taking into consideration the design and style that is added with the leather coating can increase its value a little as for example Mate Imperial Croco
At Pampa Drugstore we offer you the best pumpkin gourds prices in the market: you will not find them cheaper and with our quality!
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