What is Acai?

Acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry is a small, reddish-purple drupe consisting of a cluster of seeds, with only around 15 percent or so being edible, harvested from tall, slender palm trees found around the Amazon River basin of South America. These berries have significant nutritional attributes

1. Antioxidants

Like other berries, açaí are packed with antioxidants that can help build up your immune system and protect your cells against damage from free radicals.

 

2. Fiber

Full of fiber, açaí berries not only help make your trips to the bathroom regular and healthy, but also help keep you full and your blood sugar steady.

 

3. Heart-Healthy Fats

It might seem like a diet rich in fish, nuts and avocados is the only way to get enough omega-3 fatty acids, but açaí berries are also a great source. By eating a diet rich in these heart-healthy fats, you could lower your risk of coronary heart disease and improve your cholesterol.

 

4. Calcium

High in calcium, açaí berries will help keep your bones, heart, muscles and nerves strong and healthy.