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It originates mainly in the humid forests of Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Its plant reaches 20 meters in height, so the collection of its fruits is usually done by hand and becomes a complicated and dangerous task.
Properties and benefits of Açai for health
As it is a fruit from the Amazon, it is widely used by the indigenous people of the community. These people often use it for different diseases such as diarrhea, ulcers, skin wounds, fever, and even snake bites.
As this plant has become so widely used, now there are scientific studies where it can be observed which are the active components and the specific properties of this fruit.
High flavonoid content
They present a compound called anthocyanin, with antioxidant properties that give this fruit its characteristic color. It has between 15 and 30 times more concentration of flavonoids than red wine, which help protect the body from foreign agents.
Improves cardiovascular health
Its content in fiber, phytosterols and monounsaturated fats improves circulation and, according to a study, it has an antioxidant effect on blood and plasma.
Has more protein than eggs
Açai is a good source of organic vegetable protein, which does not produce cholesterol in digestion and is more assimilable than the rest. For this reason, it is an option that is increasingly included in the diets of athletes.
High amount of fiber
Its carbohydrate compounds help the digestive system to perform its function and can reduce the risk of intestinal and colon diseases.
Essential fats like omega 3,6, and 9
Açai is rich in these essential fatty acids that are so important for good health, as it helps create and repair cell membranes and process other lipids.
Vitamins A, B and C
Strengthens the immune system, provides energy and improves the appearance of the skin.