Acai – Nature’s Highest Antioxidant Fruit

Antioxidant Comparison (ORAC units/g of fruit):

  • ACAI 167
  • Pomegranate 106
  • Blueberry 32
  • Orange 24
  • Apple 14
  • Banana 5

Did you know that acai berries come from the rainforest? So while I love acai juice, I’ve found it to be very expensive. Recently my local Stop & Shop started stocking the shelves (in the fruit section) with pure acai juice called Bossa Nova.

I took a look at the ingredients and what do ya’ know…all good stuff here:

Ingredients: Wild-harvested acai juice, mango juice, organic agave, natural flavors, citric acid.

What’s also cool is that every Bossa Nova you drink saves one rainforest tree. And the acai berries that Bossa Nova uses are naturally organic. (Now there’s a term I’ve never used before) In other words their juice is produced from wild-harvested acai, naturally free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers.

If you’re out of the loop and don’t know what’s so great about antioxidants then you need to learn. Antioxidants reduce free radicals that can cause premature aging, heart disease, & certain cancers.

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4 Responses

  1. What does the agave in the Bossa drink do?

  2. Acai is very low in natural sweetness. Bossa Nova uses agave nectar to sweeten the juice and still achieve a low glycemic index.

    “Agave is a cactus like succulent from which a fructose sweetener is derived. It has a light neutral flavor that compliments the flavor of açai.” We add agave nectar to our açai to improve sweetness, as açai is very low in natural sweetness, and to achieve a low glycemic index beverage.” ~ Bossa Nova Website

  3. I found this blog while researching a fiber art piece I’m making called ‘antioxident relief’ what does acai fruit look like?

  4. Interesting. It’s a purple berry. Do a search on Google Images there are lots of pictures.

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