06 Aug 2017

What is Acai and how what do we know about its nutrition?

How nutritious is the acai berry? Many

06 Aug 2017

How nutritious is the acai berry? Many say it’s the healthiest and tastiest berry in the world but with many different food trends coming and going it’s hard to really know whether it’s a PR trick or genuinely something worth adapting into one’s diet. Can something tasty really be healthy?

Let’s take a look into what acai is and what it contains.

For starters, acai is an inch-long, reddish/purple berry coming all the way from Brazil and contains lots of antioxidants and vitamins. Just as a comparison: the acai berry contains double the amount of antioxidants compared to blueberry! And the best part? It has a taste between chocolate and wild berries.

Furthermore, it has a high content of fiber as well as natural healthy fatty acids. Acai berries contain calcium, zinc, copper and magnesium as well as the following Vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, E and C. The amount of Vitamin C is double than would you would find in blueberries, which is remarkable considering that blueberries contain a substantial amount of vitamin C considering it’s a berry. For decades the acai berry has been used in anti-aging creams, food coloring, shampoos and conditioners as well as supplements.

Many people think the acai berry is too expensive and sure we at Keepeat tend to agree. Therefore, we dug into the reason to why it costs so much and it turns out that acai berries have to be freeze dried within 24 hours in order to keep their nutrition. With this in mind, make sure that you read the content carefully whenever you buy anything containing acai as many providers fill out the juices/powders/yoghurts etc. with other products  in order to remain profitable.  It’s hard to know which acai products should be used hence we recommend to buy the pure berries if you have the possibility.

If you found this article interesting and would like to read some more about the acai berry please click here: http://www.acaiberry.org/

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