What is Acai Berry?
Technically, they do not fall into so-called soft fruit category. In the Amazon rainforest, they are usually consumed by food. In order to make edible these acai berries, first wet their skins and then crush into pulp.
Generally taste is defined as blackberries and sugar-free chocolate.
Acai berry are also used as sweeteners in food products, and are also used in some non-nutritive products, such as body cream containing acai oil.
In summary, acai berries grow in Amazon rainforest in palm trees. It is processed before eating.
It has a unique nutritional profile, high fat content and low sugar content compared to any fruit.
100 grams of acai berry pulp:
- Calories: 70
- Oil:5 g
- Unsaturated oil: 1.5 g
- Carbohydrate: 4 g
- Sugar: 2 gr
- Fiber: 2 g
- Vitamin A: 15 percent of daily intake
- Calcium: 2 percent of daily intake
The most notable feature is anthocyanins found in dark purple color. These are antioxidants.
In summary, acai berry contains healthy fat and contain anthocyanin, which is low in sugar, and contains plenty of minerals.
Antioxidants are very important because of neutralize free radicals in body. If antioxidants do not neutralize free radicals, they damage cells and cause various diseases such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.
The antioxidant content of feed is typically measured by oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC).
Acai berry’s pulp and purée are used more in terms of antioxidants because is absorbed better in gut.
In summary, acai berry is incredibly rich in antioxidants and contains three times more than blueberries.
Improve Cholesterol Levels Of Acai Berry
Because of lowers LDL and total cholesterol in animals, it helps to improve cholesterol levels and same effects are also possible in humans.
The acai berry also contains sterol that prevents absorption of cholesterol.
In summary, in most animal experiments and at least one human-based experiment, acai berry has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels in blood.
Has Anti Cancer Effect
No food is a magical shield against cancer, but some foods stop proliferation and dissolution of cancer cells.
According to researchers, acai berry is thought to be used in treatment of cancer in future, but there is not enough research and evidence for human.
In summary, acai berry is a potential anti-cancer agent according to research, but people need to work harder.
Improves Brain Function
The ingredients in acai berry also protect your brain from damage as you age.
The antioxidant effect of acai berry destroys effects of learning and processing of brain cells in memory. One way to keep brain healthy is to protect brain from toxic cells or not to work too long.
One way to keep brain healthy is to protect brain from toxic cells or not to run it too long, this process is called autophagy, which causes formation of new nerves and strengthens communication between brain cells.
As age progresses, this process slows down, but acai berry’s extra will help revive this process.
Ways To Eat
Since shelf life of acai berry is very short, is usually found in puree, juice and powder.
Its powder form is the highest as a nutritional value, and fiber and oil are as well protected as herbal form.
The mashed shape is the best way to enjoy acai berries.
In summary, there are a few ways to consume acai berry as pure powder and juice.
Acai berries is a food that has potential health benefits due to high antioxidant content, and these antioxidants are particularly beneficial to brain and heart. It is rich in fiber and fat. Acai berry can be consumed as smoothie in a bowl or cup, but is especially important to note sugar in puree.