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Herbs & health => Herbs => Topic started by: Koda on May 25, 2017, 03:18:20 pm

Title: Acai berry [Superfood, Antioxidant]
Post by: Koda on May 25, 2017, 03:18:20 pm
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Acai berry is a low sugar superfood from Central and South America rich in polyphenol antioxidants of the anthocyanin and proanthocyanidin classes, also found in raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, and concord grapes.

Other names
Euterpe oleracea, Açaï, Acai Fruit, Acai Palm, Amazon Acai, Amazon Acai Berry, Assai.
                       
Classification
superfood, antioxidant

Constituents
cyanidin 3-O-glucoside, cyanidin 3-O-rutinoside as major anthocyanins; flavonoid-like compounds, including homoorientin, orientin, taxifolin deoxyhexose, isovitexin, scoparin, proanthocyanidins resveratrol

Use
Acai berry makes a very nutritious ingredient for a drink or smoothie, combines well with green superfood powders, and can even be consumed straight. Acai berry has a deep rich taste that is somewhat reminiscent of wine without the bite of the alcohol.

General information
Acai berry makes a great health tonic for those looking to minimize sugar consumption while still gaining the benefits from eating high quality fruits. Acai has only recently made the rounds and become popularized throughout the modern world. It has a low sugar and high anti-oxidant ratio, making it more like the fruit of the old word than the new, granting us a glimpse into the flavors and diet of our ancestors.


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