Economic Botany

, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp 350–354 | Cite as

A Misleading Name Reduces Marketability of a Healthful and Stimulating Natural Product: A Comparative Taste Test of Infusions of a Native Florida Holly (Ilex vomitoria) and Yerba Mate (I. paraguariensis)

  • Alisha E. Wainwright
  • Francis E. PutzEmail author
Notes on Economic Plants



Caffeine Taste Preference Caffeine Concentration Botanical Nomenclature Caffeinated Beverage 
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We thank Lorenzo Puentes and the University of Florida Food Science and Human Nutrition Taste Panel staff for their help with the taste panel preparation. We also thank Michelle Whaley for her useful comments on earlier drafts of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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