Acai Berry (Euterpe oleracea)
Acai Berry is obtained from the Euterpe oleracea, a species of palm trees native of the Amazon. It is a small round, black purple fruit that resembles the shape of a grape. Acai Berry is known to have high quantities of antioxidants. The ‘phytosterols’ and ‘anthocyanins’ present in acai berry provide astringent properties and prevent skin cells from dying prematurely keeping skin youthful.
The oil compartments in açaí fruit contain polyphenols such as procyanidin oligomers and vanillic acid, syringic acid, p-hydroxybenzoic acid, protocatechuic acid, and ferulic acid, which were shown to degrade substantially during storage or exposure to heat. Although these compounds are under study for potential health effects, there remains no substantial evidence that açaí polyphenols have any effect in humans. (1, 2, 3)
The powdered preparation was also reported to contain twelve flavonoid-like compounds, including homoorientin, orientin, taxifolin deoxyhexose, isovitexin, scoparin, as well as proanthocyanidins, and low levels of resveratrol . (4)
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