The Açaí (euterpe oleracea) is a native palm of Central and South America. The berry of the Açaí is a traditional food among the people that inhabit the Amazon region of Brazil.
Açaí Power is a potent source of antioxidants – substances which protect the body from the harmful effects of free radicals and oxidative damage. They are reported to reduce the effects of ageing and promote health. Açaí berry has a higher ORAC score (measurement of antioxidant capacity) than a range of other antioxidant-rich fruits.
Açaí is unique among fruits in that it contains omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids, in quantities similar to olive oil. These fatty acids are thought to contribute to cardiovascular health and protection from heart disease.