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Saturday October 19th 2019

Acai Berry Road Test and Review

When it comes to diets, I have to admit I’m lazy. At the very mention of the “D” word I begin to feel hungry and deprived and, as for endless sessions in the gym, I use the normal excuses of not having enough time and being too tired. So when I heard claims that the acai berry is a completely natural new wonder supplement for weight loss – with tales on the internet of how you can potentially lose 30 pounds in 30 days – I thought I’d give it a try. Read the rest of this entry »

Antioxidant Capacity of the Freeze-Dried Acai Berry

The fruit of Euterpe oleraceae, commonly known as acai, has been demonstrated to exhibit significantly high antioxidant capacity in vitro, especially for superoxide and peroxyl scavenging, and, therefore, may have possible health benefits.

In this study, the antioxidant capacities of freeze-dried acai fruit pulp/skin powder were evaluated by different assays with various free radical sources. It was found to have exceptional activity against superoxide in the superoxide scavenging (SOD) assay, the highest of any food reported to date Read the rest of this entry »

Acai Berry Destroys Cancer Cells

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A Brazilian berry popular in health food contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells in a recent University of Florida study, one of the first to investigate the fruit’s purported benefits.

Published today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the study showed extracts from acai (ah-SAH’-ee) berries triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86 percent of leukemia cells tested, said Stephen Talcott, an assistant professor with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Read the rest of this entry »

Acai Berry Antioxidant-Rich Palm Fruit

Dr. Alexander G. Schauss’ discovery of a previously little known palm fruit’s remarkable antioxidant activity, led to publication in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that confirmed it had the highest peroxyl radical scavenging activity of any food in the world. Since his discovery Read the rest of this entry »

Acai Berry Randomized Trial

Can an antioxidant-rich juice containing freeze-dried Acai and its pulp and 18 other fruits and berries really inhibit lipid peroxidation and protect cells from free radical damage during oxidative stress in humans? That is one of several questions answered in a study that appeared today in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC), a leader among Read the rest of this entry »

Acai Berry’s Properties and History

Rio de Janeiro is the city that worships health and beauty and where the healthy and the beautiful drink açaí. Pronounced ah-sah-yee, açaí is more of a lifestyle option than a foodstuff; a magic fruit potion that fuels the hedonistic energy of Brazilian beach life.

Shortly after I moved to Rio, I was told about the açaís berry’s amazing nutritional properties: Brazilians believe Read the rest of this entry »

Açaí Berry

The acai berry, is a small, round, black-purple fruit about 1-inch (25 mm) in diameter. It is similar in appearance and size to a grape but with less pulp and is produced in branched panicles of 500 to 900 fruits. Two crops of fruit are produced each year. The fruit has a single large Read the rest of this entry »

Acai Berry Antioxidants Absorbed By Human Body

A Brazilian palm berry sweeping the globe as a popular health food – though little research has been done on it – now may have its purported benefits better understood.

In the first research involving people, the acai (ah-sigh-EE) berry has proven its ability to be absorbed in the human body when consumed both as juice and pulp. That finding, by a team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists, was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Showing the berry’s absorption in humans is important because Read the rest of this entry »