Perfect for: Filling up on nutrients: antioxidants, proteins, vitamins, fibres, minerals…
Botanical name: Euterpe oleracea
Botanical family: Arecaceae
Part of the plant used: Fruit pulp
Active substances: Polyphenols (flavonoids), fatty acids (omega-9, omega-6), fibres, vitamins (B1, E), minerals and trace elements
Origin: Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, Peru
Acai berries are very rich in antioxidants and help reduce the action of free radicals on our cells, protecting them from oxidative stress and aging. They are also sources of fibre, protein, fatty acids (omega-9 and omega-6, palmitic acid), vitamins (A, B1, E) and minerals (calcium, iron). Acai berries contain anthocyanins which help reduce bad cholesterol levels and therefore protect the heart.
Acai is a palm tree that grows in the tropical forests of South America, on which purple berries grow: Acai berries. These small berries are grown by hand and can be eaten fresh locally. So that they retain all their virtues during their transport, we find them rather reduced to powder in our European stalls.
Study #1: Benefits of regular consumption of Acai berries and their antioxidant effects
Study #2: Effects of Acai berries on overweight people
Study #3: Acai berries and stimulation of the body's antioxidant capacities