The Acai Berry is just one of the 21 amazing supernutrients in Jule of the Orient. The amazing Jiaogulan herbal tonic. Here is some interesting information about the amazing Acai Berry.
Acai is rated as one of the highest antioxidant containing fruits in the world. Acai has 10 times the antioxidant level of grapes and twice that of blueberries. Acai also has up to 30 times the Anthocyanins of red wine.
Acai can have a fairly high ORAC score – fresh acai berries (100 grams) can have an excellent ORAC antioxidant score of up to 5500. However, freeze dried acai (100 grams) can have an off the chart ORAC antioxidant score of over 70,000. These are totals – this means you would have to eat 100 grams or about 3 and a half ounces of fresh acai berries to get 5500. And eating 1 gram of freeze dried acai would give you an ORAC score of 700 per gram.
Second ORAC is only a measure of antioxidant potential in a test tube and doesn’t mean it will have the same effect in the human body. I’m not saying antioxidant products are like this but the potential exists to create a product with a very high off the charts ORAC score and it would be worthless as far an antioxidant capacity in the human body.
Also even if it is effective in the human body ORAC scores over a certain amount are worthless – the human body can only benefit from a certain ORAC score on a daily basis (About 5000 ORAC per day).
The amazing benefits of Acai include increased energy, anti-aging, improved sleep and strong heart health, just to name a few.
Let’s examine what Acai contains from a nutritional standpoint.
First Acai is very rich in vitamins and minerals. Acai contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E. Acai contains as much Vitamin C as blueberries. Acai also contains the minerals potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Acai is a very valuable source of Plant Sterols There have been 3 specific plant or sometime called photosterols that are contained in Acai – B-sitosterol, campesterol and sigmasterol. Photosterols have numerous health benefits like healthy heart and digestive function.
Acai is also a very valuable source of Amino Acids and Protein. 19 different amino acids have been identified in Acai.
Also the Acai berry is a very rich source of the healthy unsaturated Omega fats like Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9. Almost half of the Acai berry is fat, with 74% of the fat being the healthy unsaturated fats like Omega 3.
More information on Acai – the Acai berry is 90% seed, with only 10% of the berry edible. So be careful – the seed has not been proven to provide health benefits so avoid any products that use the seed, they are a terrible value.
Also you may have seen advertisements for Acai Berry weight loss products. These are a total scam. There has been no research that indicates drinking acai berry juice or taking acai supplements will result in weight loss.
Also with Acai avoid spray dried, it is vastly inferior to freeze-dried Acai. Also with Acai products that are called extracts are typically not that good a product as you want all the nutrients from the Acai other then the seeds.