Açaí berries grow high in the canopies of the acai palm in cascading bunches. The acai palms line Amazon floodplains and are home to many native animals.
The açaí palm produces clusters of dark purple berries that are harvested in October. Acai palms are wild grown and line the riverbanks of the Amazon River in Brazil and for centuries have provided medicinal qualities to the Native people.
The acai berry is similar to the look and size of a blueberry, however it is quite different in taste and texture. The acai berry is a hard berry and has a very large seed in the center which takes up 90% of the berry.
The purple skin of the berry is very nutrient dense with many medicinal properties. This is why the acai berry is known as a super food.
Açaí berries have one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world, which is what makes this amazing little berry a super food.
Properties of the açaí berries increase stamina and energy levels. They also reduce fatigue, improve concentration and relieve exhaustion.
Açaí has a strong protein profile which is similar to an egg protein. This helps to strengthen, build and repair our muscle tissue.
The properties found in açaí berries increase regeneration processes in skin which means less wrinkles, blemishes and age spots.
The açaí berry is loaded with omega fats. Omega fats help you to keep a healthy blood cholesterol.
Açaí’s phytochemicals strengthen the body’s cells and increase the function of immune cells. They also have high levels of vitamin C.