Acai berry pronounced as a-sigh-ee is a rain forest berry fruit. The fruit looks similar to grapes. Acai berry is smaller than grapes and the color of the berry is purple to black.
The fruit has small amount of pulp, with a large portion of seed. It grows on tall palm trees in a bunch, in Amazon rain forest.
Acai berry is considered to be a wonder fruit due to its immense nutrient value. Acai berry is rich in omega 6 and 9 fatty acid, protein, antioxidants, vitamin A, B1, E and amino acids.
It is also rich source of electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium etc.
The people living in Amazon forest eat Acai berry in many forms.
They use it in many culinary dishes. Acai berries can be used in shakes and meals and drinks. The strange thing about Acai berry is, they cannot be eaten directly.
It can be eaten in its extract form, such as in juices, as an ingredient in ice-cream, or as a flavoring in meat etc.
Health Benefits Of Eating Acai Berry
Anti aging properties: Acai berry plays a vital role in slowing the aging process. It is one of the most powerful anti aging superfood. The anthocyanins and antioxidants vitamin present in Acai berry contribute for its anti aging property.
Acai berry is good for heart health. It contains anthocyanins which keep strong heart health. Anthocyanin is the compound that is responsible for red wine to give it health benefits.
Acai berry and weight loss: instead of drinking coffee with cream, latte, mocha, if you substitute it with Acai berry tea, it will help in reducing weight. The free radicals get destroyed which are harmful for our body after drinking Acai tea.
To make Acai teas, simply add the Acai powder to the loose tea and brew. Drink it when it produces sweet and fruity aroma.
Acai berry juice is said to be having 10 times more anti oxidants than grapes, pomegranates and blueberries.
Acai berry juice increases energy and stamina. If drunk regularly once or twice in a week, it fights cancer causing free radicals.
Acai supplements in capsule or powder form when regularly eaten maintains good cholesterol level and prevents heat disease.