acai berry

acai berry2016-12-26T11:12:11+00:00

acai berry

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acai berries


Definition The fruit of the açaí palm which is native to South America and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

The acai (Euterpe oleracea) berry has been billed as a superfood, given the high content of carbohydrates, protein, total fat and fibre. Most of the fat is oleic acid, followed by palmitic and linoleic acids and beta-sitosterol–which comprises the bulk of the berry’s sterols. There have been no studies supporting the wild-eyed claims of health benefits of acai consumption, which include reversing diabetes and other chronic illnesses and enlarging one’s penis.


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