The Alternative Consumer

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Friday, August 04, 2006

Top Shelf Stuff

One of the latest superfoods to hit the scene is the acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry. Direct from the Brazilian Amazon, and now appearing at juice bars and health food stores near you...acai's rich in anthocyanins and other anti-oxidants and contains a bit of omega-6 fatty acids. Nicholas Perricone, M.D., a well-known name in skincare, pronounces that "it contains 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine, plus fiber, essential fatty acids and amino acids."

I had to try it, and agree with those who proclaim that it tastes like "berry, with a hint of chocolate"...this rainforest fruit was berry good. A brand of fruit juice you might want to swig is Bossa Nova. For more great photos and much more nutritional info about this nutty fruit, click here.

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