Acai Berries, indigenous to Brazil, are one of the planet's most remarkable and nutritious fruits. They naturally possess Vitamin A & E and phytonutrients like polyphenols. Polyphenols help to protect tissues from oxidative stress, a key element of normal aging. The nutrients in Acai also help support a healthy immune response and a proper defence against typical biological stress. Organicule Acai Berries are 100% organic & is wild harvested by cooperatives and the variety chosen has higher antioxidant count and lower fat level.
1. WHY ORGANICULE ACAI BERRY POWDER?
Organicule Acai Berries are 100% organic & is wild harvested by cooperatives and the variety chosen has higher antioxidant count and lower fat level.
2. WHAT IS ACAI BERRY AND WHAT DO THESE BERRIES LOOK AND TASTE LIKE?
Acai berries are small, dark purple berries that grows on large palm tree in the Amazon, specially in the Brazilian Amazon. The berry size goes from 0.6 to 1cm and is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world. They have a unique, earthy like taste, sometimes resembling that of chocolate. Despite being a berry, it is not juicy and contains around 17% of its total weight in pulp form. Most people describe the flavour of the acai berry as being a cross between a rich blackberry or raspberry and a piece of dark chocolate.
3. WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF ACAI BERRY POWDER?
1. Loaded with Antioxidants
Acai berries have an incredibly high amount of antioxidants, edging out other antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries and cranberries. In the case of acai, 100 grams of frozen pulp has an ORAC of 15,405, whereas the same amount of blueberries has a score of 4,669.
2. Vitamin A
Contains 15 percent daily value of vitamin A
3. Gut Health
Acai has long been in detox juices, and there is a good reason why. Acai has a strong detoxifying capacity that is good to flush out the system and help make it clean and functional. It is also a good source of fiber that helps keep you regular.
4. Cardiovascular Health
The fiber and heart-healthy fats in acai also support heart health. Heart-healthy fats increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Several longitudinal studies have reported a significantly lower cardiovascular disease risk and all-cause mortality with high consumption of fiber.
5. Skin Health
Acai berries also boast powerful anti-aging vitamin A to boost cell turnover and brightening vitamin C to rev up collagen production for that firm, glowing complexion as plump as an acai berry itself.
6. Reduces bad cholesterol
Acai contains two essential fatty acids known as omega-6 and omega-9. Studies show that these two acids play an important part in not only maintaining cholesterol levels but actually reducing them too.
4. WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF THE ACAI BERRY?
The acai berry originates from the famous Amazonian Rainforest in Brazil. There are 3 types of acai, with different taste profiles. Our acai is the so called Euterpe oleracea, with a fruitier taste and native to the forest. There are also large monoculture plantations of acai in the Amazon, due to the high demand of the super berry. Therefore it is very important to know the reputation of the supplier, to guarantee that all procedures for guaranteeing that no acaization process was implemented in the extraction area. So, be aware of the origin of your acai!
5. DOES THE HARVESTING OF THESE BERRIES CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEFORESTATION OF THE AMAZON?
No, on the contrary. Greenpeace has identified acai harvesting as a sustainable commercial initiative that benefits local inhabitants, and which works against the deforestation of the region.
6. WHAT MAKES THEM SO SPECIAL?
Acai berry powder are packed with nutrients, including antioxidants, fibre, healthy omega fatty acids such as Omega 6 & 9, calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and E.
7. HOW DO I STORE THE ACAI POWDER?
The powder is heat-sensitive and exposure to high temperatures can reduce its nutritional benefits. It is recommended that you store the powder in the fridge or cool dry place in an air tight container.
8. CAN ANYONE TAKE ACAI BERRY POWDER?
Acai berry powder is generally safe, even for children and pregnant women. However, it is always advisable to speak to your doctor and/or dietician about any changes or additions to your diet, especially if you have any chronic medical conditions.
9. HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO USE ACAI?
Well, acai berries are fruit just like blueberries. Therefore, in my opinion, if you are old enough to eat blueberries you are old enough to eat acai.