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Acai berry is a Brazilian super berry that has more antioxidants than blueberries. Acai berry caasnOne cup of acai berry provides about 15 grams of carbohydrates and 2.3 grams of fiber. One cup of acai berry juice contains 27 grams of carbohydrates.

Average calories: 60 per one cup of fruit.


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Vitamins found in higher amounts: vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9.

 Minerals found in higher amounts: manganese, potassium, magnesium, and iron.

 Phytonutrients found in higher amounts and their health benefits: acai berries have recently been promoted as a weight loss accelerator, resulting in an increase in the release of acai berries supplements into the market. Considering the fact that phytonutrients in acai berries are very similar to other berries like blueberries and strawberries, the author believes that there is an exaggeration in the effectiveness of acai berries in weight management.

Anthocyanins, flavonols (catechin, epicatechin, quercetin and kaempferol), phenolic compounds (ellagic acid, gallic acid, vanillic acid, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid), tannins and resveratrol are found in acai berries. They are potent antioxidants with anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cardioprotective activities. They help reduce blood sugar, blood cholesterol and blood pressure as well.

Phytosterols are other phytochemicals found in acai berries as well. They are plant sterols that lower bad cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.