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A Berry Good Post about Acai

What is Acai? The acai berry is an inch-long, reddish-purple fruit. It comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America.   Nutrients & Applications: Acai is known to have very high antioxidant properties. During a recent vitro test, the well known antioxidant phenols and anthocyanin chemicals were extracted from the fruit, showing that  Acai has the ability to support healthy and normal cellular tissue growth. The ORAC value of Acai is one of the highest in the world. In Brazil, Acai is primarily being used as an astringent and blood cleanser. The dark purple color of the fruit is due to the polyphenolic compounds. The compound anthocyanin is responsible for creating red to purple...

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