Acai Berry Nutritional Value
Under study most recently has been the freeze-dried variety of Acai Berry as it is readily available outside of Brazil. An 100g combination of skin and pulp displayed the following characteristic according to the studies done to date: Close to 530 calories, 52 g of carbohydrates with 44 g being fiber, 8 g of protein, and near 33 g of fat. A number of amino acids and vitamins are also contained in the superfood including oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, and iron. The high fiber content and amino acids makes the berry a very good nutrient.OMG! this was the BEST!!! (Photo credit: CRASH:candy)
The real special quality of Acai Berry and the juice made from Acai is the high antioxidant properties. The white variety of the Acai Berry did not show antioxidant value in studies performed. But the purple berry was excellent, good, and poor against three different kind of free radicals. Peroxyl radicals were best relieved from taking an Acai Berry supplement.
In a comparative study of three commercially available Acai juices preformed by a Promgranate producer, Promgranate proved to be a better antioxidant. The Acai Berry products matched the quality of black cherry and cranberry while outscoring orange and apple juices. Therefore it is necessary to make sure the Acai Berry products that you are purchasing have a good ORAC score.