Organic Acai Berry Powder
High in antioxidants
High ORAC value
One of the most popular Superfood powders today, the Organic Acai Berry Powder (pronounced Ah-Sigh-Ee) is a powerhouse for high level antioxidants, amino acids and omega fatty acids. The Acai Berry plant also contains some of the highest nutritional value of any other fruit on the planet. This wonderful berry has been used for medicinal purposes, cosmetics and beauty-compounds, energizers and an abundance of various health benefits.
Suggested Serving Size: Due to the high concentration of nutrients in each of our powders, we suggest starting your product intake with just one teaspoon a day. Once you are comfortable with the Acai Berry Powder and its effects on your body, you may gradually increase your daily dosage. While these are the recommended serving sizes, it is always a good idea to be aware of any reaction your body may have to the powder, and increase or decrease your personal serving size accordingly.
Suggested Intake: Our powders are most commonly used in protein shakes or fruit smoothies, though they can be taken with almost any liquid, as long as they are thoroughly blended. Many of our powders are also enjoyed in yogurts, sprinkled on top of cereals, mixed into granola snacks and used in a variety of other recipes. Although the Acai Berry Powder can also be used in cooked recipes, most superfood users stay away from heating these powders, as heat is likely to diminish their nutritional value.
POSSIBLE HEALTH ASSETS
Known to increase energy, mental alertness, and general well-being
May possibly promote a healthy digestive system
Has been used for protecting your skin and organs against premature aging
Will possibly be effective for creating a strong immune system
Can be beneficial for supporting positive cholesterol levels
Potential ability to help cell regeneration and healthy tissue growth by neutralizing free radicals that can lead to cancer
Found in the Amazonian rainforests of Brazil, the Acai Berry plant is actually a type of Palm Tree native to the area. The small dark berries that the tree produces have been used by the native inhabitants for thousands of years. This little berry is not only beneficial for health and medicinal purposes, but is also said to have sustained the natives during times of famine with its high source of energy. However, the Acai Berry, and its various health benefits, remained a secret to the rest of the world due to the fact that the fruit is only potent for 24 hours after being picked. With the advent of modern technology such as picking machines and the ability to flash-freeze items, the complete nutrient benefits of the Acai Berry are now available world-wide.
Although research is still being conducted as to all the various benefits of consuming the Acai Berry, one of its most valuable properties is its high level antioxidants, specifically anthocyanin. These antioxidants inhibit the oxidation of other molecules in the cell, preventing a process which could eventually cause damage or death to the cell. It is this reaction that is helpful for cell regeneration and healthy tissue growth as well as protecting your skin and organs against premature aging. Though many fruits have these antioxidants, the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) level for the Acai Berry is over 3500, far exceeding the average apple or banana.
The Acai Berry also contains two very important ingredients in maintaining a healthy diet: fiber and protein. The dietary fiber found in the Acai Berry not only keeps your digestive system running at its optimal pace, but is also used as a cleanser and detoxifier. One of the most surprising facts about the Acai Berry is its high source of protein. This small berry is a better source of protein than an egg, without any of the harmful cholesterol. Both these high amounts of protein, and the antioxidants that are contained in the Acai Berry, help your body’s immune system tremendously. Furthermore, this protein combines with its host of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to improve the look of a person’s hair, skin and nails.
Possibly the most desired health benefit of the Acai Berry plant is its ability to promote energy and stamina. The Acai produces energy due to its high nutritional value as well as its ability to boost a person’s blood circulation. Additionally, the Acai Berry has shown that it is able to reduce the negative effects of a high-fat diet thereby possibly assisting in weight loss and generally maintaining a healthy weight. Coupled with the ability to contribute to the body’s energy, Acai Berry is also beneficial to the mind. By removing harmful toxins that collect around the brain, the Acai is known to greatly improve mental capacity as well as improving memory loss and other diseases related to the brain.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Please note: These nutrition facts follow the international standard, which is per 100 grams. To translate, there are 454 grams per pound, so to find the total nutrition data per pound, multiply by 4.5. Then, given that there are an average of 90 teaspoons per bag, divide by 90 for the nutrition information per teaspoon.