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SunFood Organic Acai Powder -- 4 oz


SunFood Organic Acai Powder
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SunFood Organic Acai Powder -- 4 oz

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SunFood Organic Acai Powder Description

  • Antioxidant Boosting Superberry
  • Vitamin A - Vision & Immune Support
  • Vitamin C - Immune System
  • Calcium - Bone Health
  • Iron - Supports Blood Health
  • USDA Organic • Non GMO Project Verified • Kosher
  • Vegan • Gluten-Free

Certified Organic Acai Powder

An incredible superfood native to South America, Acai is known for its high antioxidant content including vitamins A and C, as well as minerals and amino acids. It also has omega-3 essential fatty acids which may contribute to the maintenance of mental and visual function. The dark purple color of Sunfood Acai Powder comes from pigments called anthocyanins which may contribute to immune defense. This nutrient dense fruit has become a favorite among athletes and the health conscious.

 

The Sunfood Difference™

The organic Acai Powder is not an extract or concentration and, unlike other brands, contains no fillers or additives. It is freeze-dried, which preserves more nutrients than other methods. The acai is gently wild-harvested which contributes to the conservation of delicate rainforest areas.


Directions

Suggested Use: Add Acai Powder to smoothies, yogurt, fresh fruit or ice cream. Try a teaspoon of acai in your next recipe.

Storage: Reseal bag and refrigerate after opening.

Free Of
Gluten and GMO ingredients.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 tsp. (3 g)
Servings per Container: 37
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories20
Calories from Fat10
Total Fat1.5 g2%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
   Omega-312 mg*
   Omega-6162 mg*
   Omega-9684 mg*
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium2 mg0%
Potassium32 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate1 g0%
   Dietary Fiber1 g4%
   Sugars0 g
Protein Less than1 mg
Vitamin A7%
Vitamin C3%
Calcium1%
Iron1%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Certified organic acai berry.

Allergen Statement: Packaged in a gluten-free facility. May contain traces of tree nuts and peanuts.

Warnings

May contain a desiccant pack. Do not eat.

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Give Your Smoothie Bowl an Antioxidant Boost With Acai Berries

Touted as the champion of the superfoods, açai, a purple berry that hails from the Brazilian rain forest, is certainly enjoying its day in the sun. Superfoods are defined as nutrient-dense substances that contain healthy antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids and fiber—all of which açai (pronounced ah-cye-EE) possesses in spades.

Superfood Breakfast Smoothie Bowl with Antioxidant Acai Berries | Vitacost.com/blog

Açai first became commercially available in the U.S. in 2000. It took awhile for Americans to embrace this exotic fruit; but since 2004, açai 's growth has been explosive, making its way into everything from nutritional supplements to cereal, jams, smoothies, beverages, Popsicles, wine and even skin creams.

2008 was açai 's banner year: 53 new food and drink products containing the fruit were introduced in the United States, with sales exceeding $106 million, according to SPINS, a market research firm specializing in natural products. But in 2009, açai 's halo was slightly tarnished by controversies about its effectiveness for weight loss.

Tabloid-style slimming claims aside, açai boasts an impressive range of benefits in its portfolio: Studies have suggested its potential as a powerful antioxidant and overall supporter of health, from digestive to heart to immune. 

One study published in the September 2008 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry involved volunteers who consumed a single serving of açai juice or pulp. Researchers measured a short-term increase in the antioxidant capacity of the volunteers’ blood.* 

Açai 's unique benefits

Anyone who has tried an açai  drink will notice its distinct taste—simultaneously fruity and chocolaty. The taste is actually a reflection of its unusually diverse nutrient profile, points out Stephen T. Talcott, PhD, associate professor of food chemistry at Texas A&M University. Talcott is one of the berry’s foremost researchers and lead author of the above study.

Açai's most dominant claim to fame is that it is one of the most potent fruits on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, a measure of antioxidant power. The fruit’s predominant antioxidants, called anthocyanins, are the same compounds that give grapes and red wine their many health benefits and rich purple color. Açai also has a variety of antioxidants that aren’t found in other fruits.

But reducing açai to the sum total of its antioxidants is a common mistake, says Talcott. The fruit’s true heroes, he says, are its polyphenols. Açai is also one of the only fruits that naturally contain fat and protein. In terms of nutrient power, the acai berry is like a combination of a blueberry and an olive, Talcott says.

Açai 's oil is packed with omega-9 fatty acids—which, like their cousin omega-3, can promote healthy cholesterol and inflammatory response. The fruit also contains a variety of health-supporting carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lutein. Additionally, Talcott says açai is a great source of phytosterols, which help promote the health of the cardiovascular and digestive systems.*

If that weren’t enough, a highly overlooked aspect of açai is its low sugar content. “For this reason, unsweetened açai is a great addition to fruit juices,” says Talcott, “since it adds a lot of nutritional properties without appreciably adding to calorie intake.”

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. 

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