It is no longer a secret that the acai berry is an extremely powerful superfood. In fact it has been ranked the #1 superfood by several top food doctors. Regardless of its rank, several things are very clear. First, the acai berry is an excellent source of antioxidants. In fact, the acai berry has one of the highest ORAC scores of any fruit available. Second the acai berry is packed full of a vast spectrum of other vitamins, minerals and amino acids. The acai berry even contains an inordinate amount of protein for a fruit, making it extremely nutrient dense and beneficial.
Acai Palm Tree
The acai berry only grows in one place in the world, the Amazon Rainforest. This rare tree produces the famed acai berry. What many people do not know is that the acai berry itself is about 85-90% seed! The nutrition of the berry is held not in the seed, but in the pulp and the skin. It is this pulp and skin that is processed to create this and all the quality acai powders available.
The acai smoothie has become the most famous way to consume acai. Said to have originated in California after a group of surfers brought back the acai berry from a surf trip, the acai smoothis has caught on like wildfire. A typical acai smoothie consists of acai pulp or powder mixed with either fresh juice or milk and sweetened to taste with berries or a low glycemic sweetener. Personally I throw some cacao powder and nibs into the mix as the chocolate pairs very well with the rich taste of the acai. Find your own blend.
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(Posted on 8/23/10)