Why is Acai Berry not in the Supermarket?

If you look for this fruit in your local market chances are you won’t find it.  Unless, of course you happen to live in a town near the Amazon rainforest.

This small purple berry is a fruit of the tropical Acai palm which grows in Central and South America.

Despite acai berries numerous endorsements by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Rachel Ray and Brad Pitt (who used it when preparing to make the film ‘Burn after Reading’), the only real source for obtaining this nutrient dense product is online.

Part of the problems stems from the fact that acai berries are highly perishable. Within 24 hours of being harvested, acai berry loses the potency of its numerous nutrients and becomes less effective. So unless you live near Brazil, eating fresh Acai is next to impossible.


Fortunately advancements in flash freezing has meant that acai berry can now be more easily preserved and converted into supplements, purees, juices and powders.

Yet, even then, accessing acai berry products is difficult.

As it requires processing, by the time this product reaches the supermarket shelves, through the traditional supply chain, it has dramatically risen in price. The only real affordable way to access this fruit is to buy it online.

Search Google and you’ll find a number of reputable sources for this nutritious fruit who will happily ship their juices/supplements to anywhere in the world. This is perfectly normal, however, the one thing you should be conscious of during your research is the quality of these products.

Firstly, check to see how the berry has been processed. If it has undergone anything other than flash freezing, then don’t buy it. If you do you could potentially be investing in product that may have lost a significant amount of its nutrients along the way.

One acai berry product we recommend is Pure Acai Berry. Made from 100% pure, unaltered acai berry, this product is easily the most potent acai berry product on the market offering consumers 1500mg per a serving. However the most notable element to this supplement is its backing and credentials:

• Certificates of analysis and purity
• Immediate fast weight loss from day 1
• Quality assured, produced in CGMP facilities
• Powerful antioxidant support – highest ORAC rating

For more information about Pure Acai Berry and how it can assist in your weight loss, visit www.pureacaiberry.com


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Natural Superfoods, Some New & Some Old Favorites As Well

Acai – This natural superfood pronounced (ah-sigh-ee) grows in the Amazon Rainforest on acai palm trees and looks like a purple marble or purple grape. Acaí berry has a unique tropical fruit flavor (somewhat like chocolate cherries) and provides a high level nutritional benefits. Full of potent antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and bioflavanoids.

Barley Grass – A concentrated green food rich in enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and chlorophyll.

Blueberries from my place
Blueberries

Blueberry – A well known superfood, full of flavor, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. Recently associated with lowering bad cholesterol.

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Tasty Cheeries
Cherries

Cherry – Delicious sweet/sour red stone fruit loaded with antioxidants. Also a source of mallic acid
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Flax Seed – Rich in healthy plant proteins, and omega 3, 6 and 9 oils and lignans.

Grape Seed – A source of many fatty acids and antioxidants, including reservatrol and OPC’s which are potent and versatile antioxidants.

Goji Berry – A small red fruit with a host of nutritional benefits, including vitamins A, C, E and B. Alsogoji contains antioxidants, amino acids, essential oils and proteoglycans. Has anti-inflammatory properties.

Green Tea – A powerful plant known for it’s many and varied catechins, vitamins and minerals, plus ECGC – an even stronger antioxidant than vitamins E and C.

Illawarra Plum – An Australia native fruit. Closely rivals pepperberry for it’s high antioxidant count. Also contains Vitamin C.

Kakadu Plum – Another Australia native fruit. Traditionally a favorite superfood used by Australian Aboriginal people . Holds the World Record for Vitamin C content. Also full of antioxidants , folic acid and iron.

Mangosteen
Mangosteen

Mangosteen – Known as the Queen of fruits. A delicious treat, full of polysaccarides, anti-inflammatories, vitamins and minerals. Plus it contains over 40 different highly concentrated antioxidant Xanthones.


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Pepperberry – Traditionally used as a bush medicine by the Australian Aboriginal people. Reportedly the world’s strongest antioxidant food.

Pomegranate – The edible part of the pomegranate is juicy, sweet seed globules. Abundant withpomegranate
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Quandong – Another Australian bush food. Has a sweet peach taste, used in gourmet cooking. Contains vitamins, minerals, and unique oils such as Santablic Acid. Being studied by Deakin University in Australia.

Wild Rosella – More Australian bush food. A flower, used in sauces and jams. Truly rich in antioxidants, with incredibly high levels of the two most active anthocyanins.

I hope you found something new in this list. It’s interesting that each culture has it’s own bush medicine to rely upon.