Organic Acai Berry Powder
High in antioxidants
High ORAC value
Oprah Winfrey on her website Oprah.com, says about Acai (pronounced AH-SAH-EE) fruit: “This little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world”. Our Organic Acai Berry Powder is made from a pure, wild harvested Acai berry that has been used for thousands of years by the indigenous people of the Brazilian rainforest and other bordering South American countries and has a strong historical use as a nutrient rich food source by these peoples. The supremely healthy aspects of this berry are fully supported by the research findings of the world's foremost scientific expert on Acai, Dr. Stephen Talcott, PhD., of Texas A&M University.
“Acai berries are already considered one of the richest fruit sources of antioxidants,” Talcott has said. Dr. Talcott's research and scientific studies have been published in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals such as the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Food Research International, and Food Chemistry.
Our Organic Acai berry powder is:
# made from pure wild-harvested Acai Berry.
# Made from the Epicarp (the dark purple/black skin) and the Mesocarp (the pulpy meat) giving our powder its mild purple color. The seeds are discarded and NOT included.
# Rich in Macronutrients such as: Proteins (Amino Acids) & Essential Fatty Acids
# Contains over 3.5 times the Anthocyanin (Cyanidin 3-Glucoside) levels of red wine (per equal volume)
# Contains naturally occuring plant based Essential Fatty Acids (fatty acid profile similar to olive oil) & Phytosterols which may support healthy cholesterol & blood sugar levels
# Rich in Fiber which supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract
# Supports healthy joints, healthy inflammatory processes & acts as a powerful free radical scavenger.
Our powder is made from high quality puree of the Acai fruit only and processed without steps that could destroy the natural enzymes and other compounds. It is spray dried to produce the powder. Our powder has an ORAC value of 110,200 umole TE/100gm, higher than all the foods tested by the USDA to-date, except for some spices.
How to Use Our Organic Acai Berry Powder
Our Organic Acai Berry powder blends well with cereals, ice creams, juices, milks, yogurts, pies, cakes, smoothies, cookie fillings and desserts and can be added to a variety of recipes. 2 tsps per day is the suggested use of the powder. The powder can also be made into a nutritious and flavorful juice by using 2-3 tablespoons per 8oz of water.
About ACAI berries
Acai (pronounced AH-SAH-EE) berries are produced by a palm tree common in floodplain areas of the Amazon River. When ripe, the berries are dark purple and about the size of a blueberry. They contain a thin layer of edible pulp surrounding a large seed. Historically, Brazilians have used Acai berries to treat digestive disorders and skin conditions.
Having nearly one-third of its mass as dietary fiber, Açaí is an exceptional source of this valuable macronutrient. A 100 g serving of fruit pulp would provide all the recommended fiber needs for adults (30 g per day).
Açaí is particularly rich in fatty acids, feeling oily to the touch. It contains high levels of the monounsaturated fatty acid oleic acid (56.2% of total fats). It is also rich in palmitic acid (24.1% of total fats, a saturated fat) and the polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (12.5% of total fats). β-sitosterol (beta-sitosterol), a phytosterol that competes with dietary cholesterol for absorption and so may reduce blood cholesterol levels, is also unusually rich (78-91% of total sterols)
Preliminary analyses of açaí freeze-dried skin and pulp powder show significant richness of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, C and E are present. Potassium content is also high in Açaí. Other minerals isolated included sodium, magnesium, copper, zinc, phosphorus and sulphur. A recent study found 19 amino acids in pulp and skin powder, with especially high contents of aspartic acid and glutamic acid. The amino acid content totalled 7.59% of the total dry weight.