Açaí is a fruit that grows in the Brazilian Amazon that has rejuvenating, energizing and antioxidant properties. It gives your diet a unique and incomparable flavor, full of protein and fiber.
100 gr of pulp contain:
The Euterpe Oleracea palm tree (asaí, azaí, huasaí, palma murrapo, naidí or açaí in portuguese) is a palm native to northern South America, appreciated by the nutritional properties of the fruit. It grows in northern Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, and southern Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela and the Middle Magdalena and the Pacific region in Colombia.
100 g of fruit pulp contains 8.1 g of protein; 52.2 g of carbohydrates (including fiber 44.2 g) and 32.5 g of fat; and also 260 mg calcium, iron 4.4 mg, 1002 U vitamin A and small amounts of vitamin C, as well as aspartic acid and glutamic acid and 319 mg of addition antocianina3 and other antioxidants.
They are attributed medicinal properties of various types. According to Professor Stephen Talcott, in a study by the University of Florida it found that self-destructive responses caused by up to 86% of cancer cells of leukemia studied. The same study also claim it is one of the fruit sources more rich in antioxidants.
The companies that market these products say it provides a lot of fiber, a higher energy level and improves sexual life, digestion, skin health, heart health, sleep and even lowers cholesterol levels. In addition, they attribute slimming properties.