Know a bit more of our Organic Acai powder!
The acai berry has been around for thousands of years and not until the 1990’s was it introduced to the western world. It was found to possess tremendous health properties. Thanks to their high antioxidant content, acai berries have many potential health benefits. They’re loaded with powerful plant compounds that act as antioxidants and could have benefits for your brain, heart and overall health.
Acai berries are fairly high in fat, especially when you compare them to other fruits. There are 5 grams of fat in 100 grams (approximately ½ cup) of frozen acai puree. For reference, half of a large avocado has around 15 grams of fat.
Most of the fats you’ll find in these berries are unsaturated. These include omega-3s, 6s, and 9s, such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and oleic acid. They also contain palmitic acid, a saturated fat found in the fruits of palm trees. Palmitic acid is the most common fat in humans and animals, making up 20 to 30% of the fat in our bodies.
Acai berries are full of antioxidant. Some of these include anthocyanins, polyphenols, and vitamins A, C, and E. When compared to antioxidant-rich bluberries, acai berries have more protein, calcium,airon and vitamins A and C. They’re also lower in sugar than blueberries.
Acai berries conatin various trace minerals and electrolytes as well, such as chromium, zinc, iron, copper, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, and manganese.