Acai berries grow wild on palm trees in the Amazon rainforest in South America. Superfruit’s Acai capsules consists of 100% freeze-dried acai powder. Acai is a concentrated source of polyphenol antioxidants.
Acai capsules are a simple and convenient dietary supplement for those who do not like to mix the powder into drinks. Acai contains 30 times more polyphenols than red wine and 3-6 times as many polyphenols as blueberries. Fresh acai has an ORAC (oxygen-radical absorbance capacity) value of 184 μmolTE/g compared with cultivated blueberries at 32 and wild blueberries at 61 μmolTE/g.
The energy of acai comes from essential fatty acids. Acai powder contains polyunsaturated omega 6 (3%) and mono-unsaturated omega 9 (13%). Most of the carbohydrate intake (67% overall) from consumption of Acai powder is fiber (62.5%) of which 59% is insoluble fiber.
Acai powder contains almost no sugar and has a GI <1, making it suitable for sugar free diets. From the daily dose you also get 21% of the RDA of iron. Superfruit’s capsules contain no fillers. The capsule itself is made of vegetable cellulose and is therefore 100% Vegetarian.