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açaí

(Portuguese asai)
n
(Botany) a berry that grows on palm trees in the Brazilian rainforests. Because it is rich in nutrients, it is used to make energy drinks. Also called: palm berry
[C21: Portuguese]
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açaï
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Consumer concern for holistic health has augmented the demand for dips, olive oil, and Acai fruit.
The juice has Yellow papaya puree, Acai fruit extract, Mangosteen, Noni fruit, Pomegranate, Beet, Bilberry fruit, Lycil woflberry fruit, Nopal cactus, and Papaya leaf.
In their book chapter, Poulose and Shukitt-Hale report that published scientific tests and analyses have shown that acai fruit and pulp contain other phytochemicals, including different flavonoids, phenolic acids, and stilbenes; and nutrients, including vitamin A, beta-carotene, copper, iron, retinol, calcium, protein, and fiber.
Acai fruit is similar in shape to a grape and about the size of a large blueberry.
In particular we will see a growth of the super-fruits: cranberry, pomegranate and acai fruit.
Acai fruit, also referred to as the 'Ultimate Super-Food' or 'Brazilian Berry', comes from the rich Brazilian rainforest.
Ingredients include lychee berry extract, acai fruit, various tea extracts and resveratrol, a plant-based substance that combines additional anti-oxidant strength with anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and weight-loss properties.
In this study, the antioxidant capacities of freeze-dried acai fruit pulp/skin powder (OptiAcai) were evaluated by different assays with various free radical sources.
The acai fruit contains beneficial levels of the essential fatty acids linoleic acid and linolenic acid.
Also called "Botox in a bottle", the juice of the Acai fruit is claimed to be the number one natural way to keep you looking young, thanks to its detoxifying and rejuvenating properties.
The acai fruit, for one, which grows only on palm trees in the Brazilian Amazon, has been used to treat fevers.