Acai: New to Us Not the World
A secret to the Western world, the acai berry has been grown in the Amazon for years. People in the Western world are just now beginning to realize just how much this berry maximizes health through its amazing antioxidant powers.
For those who haven’t seen it, the acai berry, dark and purple in color, is enriched in a large number of healthy substances, including those with antioxidant power. This berry grows without cultivation atop palm trees which dominate the rain forests in the Amazon, especially in Brazil. Researchers have found that the acai berries are filled with a specific type of antioxidant nutrient known as anthocyanins.1 In case you haven’t studied it, these are the same substances that provide the red color to red wine. Like red wine, acai berries share the same healthy effects. Acai berries also are rich in fiber and protein along with the essential fatty acids, omega-6 and omega-9.
These are the primary reasons why so many health experts are starting to take a long look at the acai berry and why it’s become so popular.
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1 Schauss, Alexander G. Wu, Xianli. Prior, Ronald L. Ou, Boxin. Petel, Dinesh. Huang, Dejian. Kababick, James. “Phytochemical and Nutrient Composition of the Freeze-Dried Amazonian Palm Berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (Acai)" Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54.22 (2006): 85988603. Print.