Nutritional Potency of Acai Berry Products Varies Greatly Depending on How Acai Product is Produced

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There has been a lot of publicity and a fair amount of hype about the acai berry fruit recently but not all acai products are the same and the nutritional potency varies substantially from product to product. Details are available on the company website

Rule number one for consumers is to read the label of the acai product and make sure it contains the whole fruit and not just an extract or something else

Many new products featuring acai berries have come to market recently. Although they all contain the acai fruit in one form or another, there are significant differences in their nutritional potency. has examined or reviewed most all of the best known acai berry products available and have found significant differences in their quality and potential nutritional potency.

The website sifts through the hype and gives health conscious consumers detailed information on how to easily select the best acai berry products. Simply stated, there are only a handful of high quality nutritionally potent acai products available while most of the others don't live up to their expected full nutritional potential. And it should be noted that the issue of acai berry side effects is not an issue at all when buying pure organic acai because in it's pure form, authentic products should contain nothing more than freeze dried acai fruit.

The website is probably the most informative source of information available on acai berry for consumers. The website includes a section that explains which acai products to avoid and why to they should be avoided. For instance, there are a number of acai products which grind up the acai pit, or seed, and include the pit as part of its juice. The website explains that while the acai berry fruit is made up of roughly 90% pit, the pit has virtually no nutritional value. So there is no reason to use the pit in a juice other than increasing the profit margin for the juice manufacturer. In other words, this practice is good for the manufacturer but bad for the consumer. Yet many companies include the pit in their products. In Brazil, where the acai berry fruit makes up a large part of the diet, the pit is often used to make jewelry or its fed to pigs and other livestock.

There are a number of factors that impact the quality and nutritional content of the popular fruit from the acai palm tree. So consumers who want to enjoy the nutritional benefits of acai berry will need to become informed consumers in order to sort out the best products. The website has done a lot of detective work for consumers and it does an excellent job of sorting out the best acai berry products.

For instance, consumers should be aware that acai berries are highly perishable and will start to quickly lose it's nutritionally potency within 24 hours of harvesting unless they are frozen and freeze dried within this tight time frame. It is important to know that the company supplying the freeze dried or frozen acai product has sufficient quality controls in place, in order to be certain that the berries that are being processed into freeze dried powder are fresh and nutritionally potent. This is one of about half a dozen critical criteria that are explained on the website that consumers need to know when selecting an acai berry product.

There was a flurry of media attention about the acai berry on many network news and information programs including the Oprah Winfrey Show and in books such as the bestseller by Dr. Nicholas Perricone called "The Perricone Promise". This media attention caused the acai berry fruit to gain international recognition for its extraordinary nutritional potency. The acai berry fruit has been referred to as the worlds #1 superfood, a miracle berry, the most nutritious food on the plant and more. Other accolades have indicated that the berry contains the highest level of antioxidants of any food including blueberries and red grapes.

Since the berry also contains protein, fiber and the same healthy fats as are found in olive oil, one easy way consumers to determine whether or not the product they are buying contains all of the edible portion of the fruit is to simply read the label to make sure it indicates a quantity for protein, fat and fiber. According to Charles Sanderson, the public relations director of, "Rule number one for consumers is to read the label of the acai product and make sure it contains the whole fruit and not just an extract or something else".

Sanderson adds "All the companies say their acai berry product is the best but to get the full nutritional benefit of this remarkable fruit consumers need to become informed consumers and makes that easy".


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