Fight Cold & Flu Season With Antioxidant-Rich Acai Berry Purées

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Amafruits™ Frozen Acai Berry Purées are 100 percent USDA-certified organic.

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Acai berries contain more antioxidants (per 100g) than dark chocolate, prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries combined.

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Amafruits is helping fight cold and flu season with its 100-percent USDA-certified organic and antioxidant-rich acai berry purées. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cold and flu season begins as early as October and can last until May. On average, five to 20 percent of U.S. residents come down with the flu each year, and more than 200,000 are hospitalized.

Regular exercise, adequate sleep and foods rich in antioxidants help prevent common colds and flu by contributing to a strong immune system. The acai berry, one of WebMD’s “15 Immune-Boosting Foods,*” contains more antioxidants (per 100g) than dark chocolate, prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries combined, and may help fight aging and disease**.

Incorporate this immune-boosting fruit into a balanced diet with a frozen acai berry purée. Because the acai berry is 95 percent seed, it cannot be consumed whole. Instead, the fleshy purple skin surrounding the seed must be carefully removed, puréed and frozen within 18-24 hours of harvest for maximum nutritional retention.

Amafruits Acai Berry Purées come in a versatile frozen pack that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, including blended with fresh fruit for a quick smoothie, or as a traditional Brazilian Acai Bowl topped with granola. Each 100g frozen pack contains twice the antioxidants of leading açai juice blends, 3g of dietary fiber, nineteen different amino acids, essential fatty acids from Omegas -3, -6 and -9, and a rich assortment of minerals.
While acai is currently the first and only purée offered by Amafruits, two additional fruit purées from the Amazon will be introduced by the company later this fall. For more information, to find a retailer or order online, visit http://www.amafruits.com.

ABOUT AMAFRUITS
Co-founded by Brazilian native Rebeca Hovey and her husband, Brandon, Amafruits encompasses passion, quality, sustainable business practices and social responsibility. Amafruits not only provides Americans with USDA-certified organic frozen acai berry pureés, but employs local Brazilian farmers and gatherers to sustainably harvest the fruits, protecting and preserving one of the world’s most valuable treasures, the Amazon Rainforest. Amafruits…Rainforest Fresh from Our Family to Yours!

*http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/ss/slideshow-immune-foods
**Data from the United States Department of Agriculture and the Journal of the American Chemical Society

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