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Acai: South American Superfruit

 

Acai (Ah-SAH-EE) is an incredible superfruit containing a rare and wonderful blend of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids. This combo makes acai a one-stop-shop for health seekers looking for a delicious and easy way to get more nutrients and energy. Acai: South American Superfruit

What is Acai?

Acai is the fruit of the acai palm (Euterpe oleracea), which is native to South America. Acai fruit are small, round, dark purple berries, slightly smaller than grapes. Acai has an amazing and unique flavor that many say tastes like a vibrant blend of chocolate and berries.Acai is especially popular in Brazil and is often eaten by surfers to boost their endurance in the water. What is Acai?

Benefits of Acai

The dark purple color of acai comes from pigments called anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against free radical damage. Diets rich in antioxidants can help slow the aging process and protect against disease. Acai contains omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which are critical for brain function, cardiovascular health and the nervous system. An essential fatty acid is a substance that the body cannot make on its own and must be derived from foods. Acai is also a great source of B vitamins, amino acids, vitamins C and E, calcium and fiber. Plus, it’s low on the glycemic index scale (i.e., low in sugar).

People enjoying acai regularly have reported:

  • More energy/stamina
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mental focus
  • Enhanced digestion
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Better metabolism
  • Recent research has indicated that acai may help to regenerate stem cells and even fight cancers
1904 - Acai Powder, 8 oz, Organic, Raw, Freeze-dried
Acai Powder, 8 oz, Organic, Raw, Freeze-dried

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Sustainability, the Sunfood Difference and Best Value

Acai is a renewable resource that, when gently wild-harvested, does not damage delicate rainforest areas. In fact, acai has actually been used to reforest regions that have been degraded by sugar cane and cattle farming.

Wild harvesting of acai can contribute to the preservation of forests and supports the livelihood of harvesters and their families.Our freeze-dried acai powder is all wild-harvested. Freeze-drying preserves more nutrients in acai than other methods.

Most acai products are dried using high heat, which can drastically degrade nutrient content and antioxidant activity.Many overpriced acai pills and juices exist on the market that contain very little real acai. You could easily spend hundreds of dollars to get the same amount of acai in just one of our 8 oz bags.

Sustainability and the Sunfood Difference

Recommended Usage

Acai powder tastes great in smoothies and can also be sprinkled over fresh fruit or ice cream. Try adding a tablespoon to your favorite daily smoothie or fresh squeezed juice.


Recommended Usage

ACAI AND KIDS

Acai is great for kids. It’s fun and tasty and delivers an abundance of nutrients vital for their growth and development. Recent research revealed that many children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) were deficient in omega 3′s. Acai is a great way to help kids meet their nutritional needs.



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