which is commonly pronounced a-sigh-ee, is a small, round, black and purple looking berry. It is similar to a blueberry, only smaller and darker. The Acai Berry has a large seed and minimum amount of pulp. The acai fruit berry is now broadly used in weight loss pills, energy juices, ice cream, certain energy bars with granola.
Brazilians have used Acai for many years. Acai has 10 times the antioxidant benefits
of grapes and twice that of blueberries.
From Acai Palm Trees nestled deep within the lush Brazilian rainforests of the Amazon grows one of our planet's most remarkable and nutritious fruits. World Class Nutrition's Acai berries (Euterpe oleracea) have remained highly esteemed throughout history by Brazilian natives based on their generous nutrient content, pleasant taste (which tastes like a mixture of fruit and chocolate) and unmistakable ability to promote health and vitality.
Acai berries have been shown to contain higher antioxidant levels than red wine grapes, blueberries and other fruits. These berries are said to be nature's perfect food.
As a nutritional supplement the Acai berry provides many benefits:Promotes healthier and younger-looking skin
Normalizes and regulates cholesterol levels
Helps maintain healthy heart function
Contains several important minerals
Is an extremely powerful free radical fighter
Acai has very high levels of fibers
Cleanses and Detoxifies the body of infectious toxins
Strengthens your immune system
Enhances sexual desire and performance
Fights cancerous cells
Slows down the aging process
Enhances visual acuity
Boosts energy levels
Improves digestive function
Improves mental clarity/focus
Promotes sound sleep
Acai berry additional health benefits:
- Reduces the occurrence of seizures
- Helps to reduce physical injuries & speed up recovery
- Helps stabilize normal blood sugar levels
- Helps improve patients suffering from leukemia
- Fights general depression
- Supports weight loss
- Relieves arthritis pain
Apart from the use of its berries as food, the ašai palm has other commercial uses. Leaves may be made into hats, mats, baskets, brooms and roof thatch for homes, and trunk wood, resistant to pests, for building construction (Silva, 2005).