Updated: Jun 30
We have been growing ever-so-conscious about health in the recent times. Our focus has been directed to healthy diets and exercises for a better living. We need deliberate attempts to fix the chronic health issues posed due to life-style problems. No food can be true elixir to life, but there are superfoods that keep us miles off from health threats. ACAI is one such magical berry all the way to humanity from Amazon rainforests. ACAI is a dark purple fruit with an earthy taste of blackberries and unsweetened chocolate. This staple food of Amazon region is gaining popularity in other parts of the world due to its magical health benefits. Due to the short shelf life of this wonder fruit, this was for a long time not popular in the other parts of the world. Amazonas4u has pioneered the revolutionary step of bringing in the best quality of this exotic ACAI berries to UAE people. Amazonas4u offers a wide range of edible products derived from this superfruit, such as ACAI puree, ACAI powder, ACAI with Guarana puree, ACAI with Cupuacu puree, ACAI with Guarana Sorbet, Organic ACAI Pure pulp, ACAI with Guarana pulp.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, acai berries may contain carbohydrates, dietary fiber, healthy fats, and protein and might be rich in vitamins and minerals. They may also contain vitamin A, vitamin E, and Vitamin C. Amongst minerals, acai berries contain calcium, iron, potassium, and sodium.
ACAI berries have a unique nutritional profile and 100 grams of ACAI frozen fruit pulp consists of -
Fat: 5 grams
Saturated fat: 1.5 grams
Carbs: 4 grams
Sugar: 2 grams
Fiber 2 grams
Vitamin A: 15% of the RDI
Calcium: 2% of the RDI
It also contains other trace minerals including chromium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Including ACAI berries in diet claims a lot of health benefits including -
• Improved Cardiovascular health
Anthocyanins, a form of plant antioxidants in these berries give them their deep purple color. These helps neutralize the damage caused by free radicals in the body, which can otherwise trigger several cardiovascular diseases. They regulate blood cholesterol by reducing LDL (bad cholesterol), thus reducing risks of atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart attack.
• Aids in weight loss
Intake of ACAI berries results in reduction of total cholesterol levels. The high fiber content of ACAI berries reduces appetite and thereby controls overeating and weight gain.
• Helps with Skin care
ACAI berries are rich in antioxidants compared to other berries. Hence it is used it many skin care cosmetic products in the form of ACAI oil and ACAI powder. The antioxidants reduce pigmentation, irritation and moisturizes skin leaving an attractive glow. ACAI berry pulp is an effective remedy for several skin diseases.
• Boosts immunity
ACAI juice is a rich source of Vitamin C and hence a powerful immunity booster. Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. It's involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
• Eases digestion
The antioxidant properties of ACAI berries regulate cellular metabolism and functioning. It also helps in increasing the efficiency of the cell’s absorption of nutrients and the subsequent translation into useful energy.
The antioxidants in ACAI berries have anti-inflammatory properties and helps in healing wounds. It is also helpful in blood circulation.
• Delays premature aging
Regular consumption of acai berry juice might help reduce the damaging effects of free radicals. Also, the application of acai oil to certain areas of the skin may help prevent wrinkle formation. They are also beneficial against hyperpigmentation.
• Boost brain function
The anti-aging benefits of ACAI berries extend to brain as well. ACAI has been linked to improved cognitive functioning, alertness, and the ability to think faster. Brain needs to be cleaned regularly by clearing toxic or non-working cells. This process is called autophagy. It enhances communication between brain cells. Aging causes delay in this process, however consuming ACAI extract facilitates this “housekeeping” process.
In short, intake of ACAI berries could be beneficial in multiple ways and this fruit is undoubtedly a superfood. The innovative and nutritious ACAI puree and ACAI powder are so versatile and can be added as an ingredient to compliment smoothies, bowls, desserts, or juices. At Amazons4u, we are proud to serve you, health with taste like never before.