Monday, June 29, 2009

Acai Berry Juice and Puree

By Mark Berry

Acai berry juice has become very popular and is often added to other fruit juices to make a refreshing fruit drink. It appears the popularity of acai berry juice is not going away anytime soon. You will often find it talked about on TV talk shows and magazine ads.

Many people wonder why acai is so popular? Acai seems to have originated in the Amazon rain forest near or around Brazil due to the local tribes use of it over hundreds of years. Many people of brazil have been enjoying this popular fruit in acai bowls and many different beverages.

The acai berry is a very dark purple color and about the size of a blueberry and the seed makes up about 80 to 90 percent of the fruit. The skin and fruit are consumed after processing. The seed is waste or used for livestock feed.

The acai berry is harvested from the acai palm and grows in bunches. The fruit is then processed at the source to preserve its much touted qualities. Acai contains omega oils that must be process soon after picking or they will spoil.

Acai also contains many other nutrients similar to other fruits. Acai also contains antioxidants that may help against free radical damage. The most enjoyable form of acai is in juice or puree form where you can enjoy it as a drink and mix it yourself with other juices.

Acai berry juice can be used in recipes. Acai often makes great smoothies and mixes well with other juices such as grape. Acai when mixed with yogurt makes an enjoyable treat.

With the popularity of acai increasing it is often difficult to find just acai berry juice or puree without purchasing online. You should also look for acai berry juice products that are pure, organic and kosher. You best place to find acai berry juice or puree is online.

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