Acai Berry Suriname, the wonder food
The super food Acai berry is a fruit belonging to South America. For hundreds of years acai has been used as a food as well as medicine in Columbia, Brazil and Suriname. Acai berry is popular for its best nutritional value. The giant blueberry sized acai fruit is symmetrical to grape but tastes wonderfully unique and differently, as a fusion of raspberry and grape. Suriname natives have been using Acai for its amazing nutritional content. The active ingredients are essential fatty acids, monounsaturated essential fatty acid, polyunsaturated essential fatty acid and many Phytosterols. The plant cell membrane compounds’ sterols are known for its multiple benefits to human beings. The acai berry also contains anthocyanins, a dense source of class of flavonoids. Acai Berry is an excellent dietary fiber and has high ORAC value and antioxidant properties.
The tall slender South American Acai Palm is concentrated in Suriname, Guyana and Brazil. The palm is grown as cabbage and as a fruit. It grows quickly in swampy areas. Each acai tree produces bunches of deep purple, small fruit berries. The pulp of the edible fruit can be used as juice of mixed in liquors, wines and as flavor and colorant. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits of the Acai Berry have revolutionized the nutrition world. Compared to blueberries, Acai contain twice the amount of antioxidants, four times the power of red raspberries, ten times compared to the protection of grapes and is considered as the best nutritional fruit on earth. The berries resemble the combination present in olive oil with its unique ratio of omega oils 3,6 and 9 as well as essential fatty acids. For hundreds of years, Brazilian natives have been widely using the Amazon Palm due to its natural ability to offer a sense of energy, strength and delivering a high nutrition. The fruit is widely used in a variety of food preparations and beverages in Suriname, Colombia and Brazil and also used as a best anti-diarrheal agent.