Guaraná berries

Guaraná berries.

Although açaí is the “super-fruit” from Brazil that has received most attention over the last few years, there are many others that deserve attention. I have listed some of them below.

Açaí

Açaí has long been consumed in the North of Brazil as a source of protein. The latest fad is to eat it cold with guaraná syrup as a sherbet, in Rio this is extremely popular. You can buy it yourself as frozen pulp. The traits are:
– high fibre content
– high on antioxidants
– has healthy omega fats
– has 8 of the 9 amino acids we need
– has vitamins
– has minerals like iron
– has electrolytes

Juçaí

Another cultivar of açaí. Supposedly it is a notch up, more antioxidants and so on. I have not found any reliable source to confirm this though, if you have info on this, please send it to me so I can update this paragraph!

Guaraná

The dried powder from the guaraná berry is widely used in Brazil. It contains a caffeine like substance. Can be bad for the heart in high doses. It’s an energizer and a fat burner.

Acerola

This little fruit is a real C-vitamin bomb, also contains betacarotene.

Cashew fruit - caju

Cashew fruit – caju.

Maracujá (passion fruit)

This fruit has A, B and C vitamins as well as betacarotene. Used in Brazil as a sedative, many people have a glass of maracujá juice before they go to bed.

Abacaxí (pineapple)

Rich on vitamin A and C as well as iron, calcium, natrium and kalium.

Mango

Vitamin A, B and C. Betacarotene and magnesium.

Goiaba

Vitamin A, B and C. As well rich on fibre and iron.

Caju

Rich on antioxidants and as well vitamin B and C.

Abacate (avocado)

This fatty, protein rich fruit contains a lot of potassium, vitamins B, E and K. It is the fruit that has most fibres. It contains minerals and Omega 9.

Buying Online

A great site with more information about some of these products and also for aquiring them in your country is Herbal Labs. Check it out!

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