Acai

About Acai

Acai belongs to the Arecaceae family and is a plant native to South America and Central America. The scientific name of Acai is Euterpe oleracea and it is a dark purple or black fruit which can be eaten raw, in juice or as a home remedy. Acia is rich in vitamin A and is considered a superfood.

Acai Uses, Properties, and Health Benefits

Acai contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Acai also has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is commonly used to treat obesity, testicular cancer, anemia, diabetes, diarrhea, lung cancer and oral cancer.

Acai Nutritional Information

Acai Nutrition Facts (per 100 g)

Nutrition Facts

Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
Total Carbohydrate: 4 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Sugars: 2 g
Protein: 1 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A: 750 IU

Minerals

Calcium: 20 mg
Sodium: 10 mg

References:
https://www.britannica.com/plant/acai
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/acai/7
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/2792035/2