What is Acai?
Acai berries grow on palms of the same name in South America. Some say these dark purple berries taste a bit like "chocolate berries." The berries are prized for their potent antioxidant properties. Historically, the natives of South America used the berry for medicinal reasons.
Acai is a superfruit offering abundant antioxidant properties. The berries contain a number of antioxidants, flavonoids, phytosterols, fatty acids, fiber and other nutrients. The acai berry may support healthy aging - soft skin, shiny hair and strong nails.*
Mother Earth and Acai Berries
Acai is an earth friendly food. Nice! The growing and harvesting of the palm trees may help reduce the destruction of the Amazon rainforest since harvesting the fruit is more profitable than cutting the trees down for timber! That’s not all - harvesting Acai also provides a living for numerous Brazilians. Adding this superfruit to your diet is a healthy choice, benefits local economies and is good for the planet.
Acai is easy to incorporate into a healthy diet. Add pure acaijuice to your morning smoothie or mix the thick fruit juice into Greek yogurt and stir! Freeze blended acai juice and yogurt for tasty fruit popsicles kids will love. Bake much? Substitute water in your brownie recipe for acaijuice for some fruitful nutrition!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.