Native to Trinidad and northern South America, it is a tall palm that can measure more than 25 meters.
The acai fruit is a bluish-black berry resembling a small grape. Generally, its pulp and frozen skin are acquired, as juice or as an ingredient in some preparations; It is rich in oleic acid, palmitic acid, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, and vitamin C.
Açai is included in the long list of “superfoods” due to its high nutrient content, and antioxidant and rejuvenating properties are attributed to the system in general. Apart from being used as food, the extract of this fruit has been included in the list of ingredients of many cosmetic houses, as its properties also bring beauty to the skin and hair. According to the Biotene company, “acai fruits have tonic properties for the organism, which gives it strength and energy.
It is known for its hard antioxidant properties (33 times more antioxidants than grapes), through which cells are protected against the adverse effects of free radicals and delays the aging process. Thanks to its high content in fibers açai fruit lead to low appetite, a level of increase in energy and fat burning.
The necessary concentration of minerals and vitamins stimulates the synthesis of collagen, which leads to an improvement in the firmness of the skin and hair and the restoration of its texture. In our country recently the boom of this fruit has begun, we find it in supermarkets in the form of juice or some commercial places frozen pulp in the way of sorbet or even combinations with other fruits, chocolate or granola. Also in nutrition centers is available in the form of food supplement and capsules, often in conjunction with other fruits such as goji or guarana.