Acai Berry Profile (Freeze Dried)
Also known as
Also known as- Euterpe Oteracea, Acai Palm, Amazon Acai, Assai Palm
acai (pronounced a-sigh-e) palm tree and its berries are indigenous to
Central and South America. The palm tree is thin and approximately 25
meters high with groups of branches and ribbon like leaves. The berries
hang from the branches in large clusters. Each tree produces about 20
kg of fruit per year and is one of the leading crops in Brazil. It was
first used by tribes in the Amazon for various medicinal purposes,
among them the ability to build and strengthen the immune system, fight
infection, protect the heart, and as a natural remedy for erectile
dysfunction. It was also revered as an energy food, and was
traditionally pulped to make wine.
Omega 3- 15mg
Omega 6- 300mg
Omega 9 - 900mg
Vitamin A- 4%
Vitamin C- 15%
The acai berry is the only part used, and usually with the seed removed.
the berries will start to spoil within 24 hours of being harvested,
they must be quickly turned into juice, wine, or freeze dried and
turned into a powder. The line of Acai offered by Mountain Rose Herbs
is freeze dried.
the acai berry is relatively new to the western world, very little
research has been done on it and its effects, especially in the area of
rapid weight loss, which may be exaggerated. What is known is that the
acai berry is extremely high in antioxidants and anthocyanins, rich in
protein fiber, vitamin E and iron. It is reported that it helps promote
cardiovascular and digestive functions. It is naturally low in sugar
and the flavor is described as a mixture of red wine and chocolate.
you are taking any other herbs or supplements please consult with a
qualified healthcare provider before starting any new regimen. If you
are pregnant or breast feeding, consult with your physician before
taking. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 03 May, 2010.