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açaí palm

(ä-sä-ē′) or

assai palm

1. A tall slender palm (Euterpe oleracea) found in coastal and lowland regions in northern South America. It is harvested for hearts of palm, and its small purple fruits are processed into juice and nutritional supplements.
2. Any of several other South American palms of the genus Euterpe.
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The Cosmopolitan, meanwhile, swaps traditional cranberry juice with that of acai berries.
If you can't find a particular food, substitute something similar; for example, use blueberries or red or black grapes in place of acai berries and flax seeds (ground) in place of chia seeds.
Some of the super claims are true: Acai berries, native to the Amazon rainforest, and goji berries, produced mostly in northern China, are indeed loaded with phytochemicals, plant compounds that seem to protect us from heart disease, brain deterioration, and cancer.
Some of the products showcased by Brazil include pao de queijo Brazillian cheese breads, amazonian 'super-fruit' acai berries and special cuts of meat produced for churrasco Brazilian barbeques.
Said to be rich in vitamin C, fibre and calcium, the pitaya - or dragon fruit as it's also known - gives you a bigger bang for your buck than similar super fruits such as acai berries.
A The recent craze over exotic "super-fruits" such as acai berries and mangosteen has food and dietary supplement manufacturers on the lookout for their next "superfruit" star.
Acai berries and pulp have been harvested and consumed as food and for medicinal purposes by indigenous Amazon rain forest people for centuries.
Selling the Fountain of Youth: How the Anti-Aging Industry Made a Disease Out of Getting Old--And Made Billions comes from an author who spent more than ten years as a science reporter at BusinessWeek, and who examines the entire nature of anti-aging health care, from internet marketers behind the rise of acai berries to non-regulated compounds produced in pharmacies.
Cancer biologist Gary Stoner of Ohio State University in Columbus and colleagues tested seven berry types against cancer of the esophagus in rats--black raspberries, red raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, noni berries, acai berries and wolfberries (also called goji berries).
ORAC: TOP-RANKED ANTIOXIDANT FOODS Acai berries 18,400 Pomegranates 10,500 Blackberries 5,100 Bilberry 4,200 Blueberries 3,200 Plums 2,800 Raspberries 2,700 Strawberries 2,600 Oranges 2,400 Elderberry 2,200 Cherries 2,100 Black Currant 1,160 Red grapes 1,100 Broccoli flowers 900 Kiwi fruit 900 Beets 840 Red bell pepper 710 Grapefruit, pink 483 Onion 450 Corn 400 Eggplant 390 The numerical values above indicate ORAC units per 100 grams (about 3.
Acai berries and acai berry juice -what are the health benefits?
Acai Alaska specializes in selling smoothies and acai bowls, snacks made from purple acai berries grown on Amazon rainforest palm trees.