Açai palm (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) is a species of palm tree in the genus Euterpe cultivated for its fruit and hearts of palm. Açaí palm, native to South and Central America, is mainly found in the rainforest and flooded areas of Amazon River and its tributaries. Its fruits are berries considered a functional food due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential. Also, Açaí fruit is a rich source of vitamins C, E B1, B2, B3, calcium, potassium, and phosphorous. In addition, Açaí berries include high content of antioxidants polyphenols, flavonoids, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, phytosterols, palmitic acid, monounsaturated oleic acid, linoleic acid, and beta-sitosterol. Due to the nutraceutical qualities of this super fruit, its use in the food industry has been extended. Açaí Extract Powders can be used in the nutraceutical industry and as an ingredient for the elaboration of desserts, juices, beverages, yogurt, jellies, jams, and nutritious superfoods.
Now, The Green Labs LLC. offers the organic presentation of Acai P.E. 4:1 Powder Extract manufactured in our industrial plant in Brazil from Açaí entirely originating from Brazil to ensure the finest quality product for the food and nutraceutical industries.
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