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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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The acai fruit (Euterpe oleracea) from the palm tree is native to the Amazon forest in Brazil.
The acai pulp is extracted from the eatable part of the acai palm fruit, using water and depulper; it must be preserved with physical processes (pasteurization) and addition of citric acid; the use of chemical preservatives or colorings is prohibited, excepting the colouring obtained from the acai fruit itself (BRAZIL, 2000).
UNMASK YOUR POTENTIAL THE Body Shop, known for its planet-friendly approach, has a new range of face masks, all of which are vegetarian, plus the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask, PS15, is vegan, and uses the vitamin C-rich Brazilian acai fruit to revitalize your complexion (thebodyshop.co.uk).
UNMASK YOUR POTENTIAL THE Body Shop, known for its planet-friendly approach, has new range of face masks, all of which are vegetarian, plus the Amazonian Acai Energising Radiance Mask, PS15, is vegan, and uses the vitamin C-rich Brazilian acai fruit to revitalize your THERE are quite a few vegan-friendly hair dyes out there, but a lot of them tend to feature really bright rainbow colours.
Acai fruit has received international interest mainly due to its potential health benefits associated to phenolic composition and antioxidant capacity (Del Pozo-Insfran, Brenes, & Talcottt, 2004; Lichtenthaler et al., 2005; Schauss et al., 2006; Rufino et al., 2011).
[33] demonstrated that velutin, found in acai fruit, is able to decrease proinflammatory cytokines as tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-) alpha and interleukin- (IL-) 6 in macrophage cells.
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.
In an uncontrolled 2011 pilot study, consumption of acai fruit pulp reduced levels of selected markers of metabolic disease in ten overweight humans.