Back in Brazil, the Amazon region where they happen to be the staple food, the Acai berries are known for being the “superfruit”. In as much as this is the case with them in Brazil and the Amazon region in particular, these berries, the Acai berries, have today received global acclaim and praise, being praised all over for being so good for human health and wellness.
Generally, these dark purple fruits seem to be so laden with nutrients and have a lot of health benefits even as we will be seeing in the following lines. Read on for more on these fruits.
Picking from what we have seen already mentioned about these berries above, the Acai berries are so popular in the areas of Central and Southern America, the rainforest regions. In size, the berries or fruits are about one inch and are round in shape. As far as the color is concerned, they are dark purple in skin color and with a yellow flesh surrounding the large seed that they have. In as much as they are so popularly known as berries and referred to as berries, they technically do not pass for berries but would rather be considered to be drupes and this is looking at the fact that they have pits like we see in apricots and olives.
These berries, the acai berries, happen to be so common in meals in the rainforest. Given the fact that the outer skin is often so tough, for the sake of making them edible, you will have them soaked and then mashed to form a paste.
By and large, the fresh acai berries have such a short shelf life and aren’t available out of where they are cultivated. For export purposes, they are sold as dried powder, pressed juice or as frozen fruit puree.
You may as well use the acai berries for the flavoring of some of the food products such as we have in the jelly beans. Over and above this, there are as well some of the non-food items that as well contain acai berry oils in them. The following are some of the benefits of acai berries.
Looking at the nutritional composition of the acai berries, one thing that is so apparent is the fact that they happen to be so dense in this regard and as such are so good for a number of reasons. By and large, the acai fruit is generally regarded for being such a fruit that has such a unique nutritional profile for a fruit of any kind. Besides this, they have as well been known for being quite low in sugar and high in fat.
The other plus there is with the acai berries is in the fact that they happen to be so filled with antioxidants.