The Açaí Berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) has achieved superfood status in recent years due to its natural health benefits. Major news channels such as ABC, CNN, Fox News and CBS News have featured the health benefits of the açaí berry. Putting the news headlines aside, what is the açaí berry and of what value are its health benefits?.
The purpose of this article is to tell you about the Açaí Berry, where it comes from, its nutritional value and how açaí health vitamins can improve our health.
The Açaí Palm Berry:
Açaí berries have been a staple diet of the Amazonian people for hundreds of years. It grows in the wetland and rain forests on a special palm tree which grows to a height of 15 to 30 meters.
Each açaí palm can produce =around 20 Kilograms of berries per year. Açaí berries are black purple in color and harvested twice a year usually early in the morning. The individual açaí berry’s can grow up to 1-inch (2.5 centimeters) in diameter and tastes like a blend of chocolate and berries.
For years the açaí berry remained a staple diet only for the local peoples and creatures of the Amazonian rain forests. However, the people of Brazil came to understand the unique properties of the fruit and the açaí berry became widely used in a number of forms which include basic food supplements, energy drinks, liqueur and flavoring for ice-cream.
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Acai Berry Benefits
In today’s world if you are going on a diet your choices are as varied as there are cultures in the world. They all promise success with very little effort on your part and a new beginning in a slim body. True, some of these diets are natural, but others are synthetically produced and have side effects which are not so good for you.
There is a super, natural, food product that is becoming very popular in the western world. It’s called the acai berry.
We all know that by supplementing your exercise program with a natural supplement will be more effective. No synthetically manufactured diet pills will do. Well, of course, but if having nervousness, higher blood pressure, headaches etc. bothers you, then don’t use them. Its time to go natural with the acai berry.
So you are almost sold? Want to know more about acai berry?
The acai berry is produced by the acai palm tree. For hundreds of years this berry has been harvested by natives of South America. The acai is not a very remarkable looking fruit, somewhat like our purple grape in size and shape and is remarkably delicious. The acai berry makes up almost fifty percent of the diet of natives and peoples of South America. These berries are used in fruit drinks, on cereal, sprinkled on ice cream and this is just some of the ways the acai is used.
The acai berry has been the primary food and a energy source the South American natives and other population in the regions where the acai berry or acai palm is grown. The acai fruit has a high good fat content and it’s most commonly found in its freeze-dried form or as a powder around the world.
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