Acai Berry is a type of berry that looks more or less similar to that of the blueberry. The size of this berry is about 1 to 2 inch. Though acai berries look like blue berries, it differs from it in many ways. Yes, the acai berries have a core which the blueberries do not have.
The core of the acai berry is not edible but however it is the core that comprises of about 90% of the whole size of the berry. It is only the shell and the fruit pulp of the berry that is edible and has all types of nutrients. Now let us see where these acai berries grow. The acai berries grow in the Amazon rainforest regions. The berries are found in clusters on the top of palm trees. In areas where it grows these berries are consumed almost every day and it constitutes for about 40% energy of their every day diet. Greasy, earthy and partly nutty, this is how the acai berry actually tastes like.
Health Benefits of Acai Berries
Though acai berries have been consumed by people since a long time, it’s consumption has increased to a great extent nowadays. The popularity of these berries have increased so much that it is called as Superfood by Us Talk master Oprah Winfrey. A large number of industries have grown due to these berries. Yes, acai berries are now used in the manufacture of various products like cosmetics, shampoos, conditioners, natural food colouring, anti-aging skin creams and many more.
Out of all benefits of acai berry the most prominent one is that the berry contains a very high concentration of antioxidants in it. Anthocyanins cyanide 3-glucoside and cyanide 3-glucoside cumarate are the antioxidant particles present in the berry and they are responsible for the deactivation of the highly reactive oxygen compounds which are otherwise called as free radicals.
It is said that acai berries helps in reducing weight. This is done because the acai berries helps in removing the waste particles and the toxins in our body thereby assisting in weight loss. Apart from this, the juice of the acai berry is just amazing for it boosts the fat burning metabolism. Acai berries are rich in Vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins are necessary for glowing skin and so consumption of acai berries can give you a shiny and glowing skin. As told already the acai berries consists of anthocyanins.
Such kind of anthocyanins blocks the process of carcinogenesis and fights the cancer and leukemia cells. The acai berries consists of various nutrients like Vitamin D, B1, B2, B6, B3, Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids and fiber in them.
Various minerals like magnesium, zinc, copper and potassium are also present in the acai berries. Acai berries which are most commonly found in the Amazon rainforest and adjacent areas are now available almost in all other parts of the world as imported fruit. Why just read the health benefits of acai berries. Eat them and try it for yourself and gain the health benefits.