You’ve heard the term ‘superfood’ being bandied around:
Here’s why Acai is the successor to the title
The Acai berry comes from palms that grow in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. The fruit consists of a very large pip with a thin layer of edible- and very nutritious- flesh, which is the reason you never see Acai sold in its natural form. Instead it comes as a dry powder (which is sometimes added into snack bars and chocolate!) or puree.
16 extremely concentrated antioxidants including anthocyanin
The brilliant purple colour of the Acai berry comes from its anthocyanin content, the same antioxidant which gives blueberries, red grapes and other purple-coloured nutritional powerhouses their good reputation… only Acai contains 42 times the anthocyanin content of blueberries and 101 times that of red grapes!
Significant quantities of Vitamin D, E and Bs.
17 vital Minerals including zinc, iron, calcium, iodine, selenium, magnesium & folic acid
17 of the 22 amino acids
Essential fatty acids & omegas 3, 6 & 9
Plenty of dietary fibre
Low GI for lasting energy