Originating from the Amazon rain forest, acai berries are often referred to as a superfood due to their superior nutritional value. The dark purple berry grows in huge clusters near the tops of palm trees and is similar in shape to a grape. It has a delicious fruity flavour often described as similar to a red wine with chocolate overtones.
Regarded as one of the healthiest berries in the world acai berries have been recognised for their high antioxidant concentration, fighting free radicals twice as effectively as blueberries and ten times as effectively as grapes. Antioxidants have also been associated with lowering cholesterol levels and improving overall heart health.
The acai berry is a great source of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, C and magnesium. It packs a punch with its healing, immune system stimulation and energy boosting benefits. Its detoxification properties and high fibre content aid digestion to help prevent or relieve constipation.
Acai berries also contain amino acids which promote muscle endurance and strength as well as boosting energy levels to optimise training performance.
Due to its delicious berry flavour and powerful antibacterial and antioxidant qualities we have made acai berries one of our hero ingredients in our deliciously rich UPBEET.
Acai berries are extremely high in antioxidants and great for anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory qualities.