Garden Greens - AcaiSplash Energizing Mixed Berry Drink Mix - 669 Grams
Garden Greens Acai Splash Energizing Mixed Berry Drink Mix: Discover the secret of the delicious and energizing Acai Berry in Garden Greens AcaiSplash Drink Concentrate. The Acai Berry grows on top of lush palm trees in the heart of planet earth, the Amazon Rainforest. The small, oval shaped, Acai Berry is deep violet in color and is naturally rish in polyphenols and anthocyanins, two of nature's most potent antioxidants.
The Acai Berry has been consumed by South American Indians for hundreds of generations and has been treasured for its health benefits. After crushing and straining the Acai Berry, the Indians either sip the honey-sweetened juice as a refreshing beverage or combine it with granola and bananas as an energizing meal.
In addition to the Acai Berry, AcaiSplash contains other nutrient rich berry extracts such as:
All these berries are combined with Grape Skin, Green Tea, Cherry, and Pomegranate extracts to give you 100 mg of anthocyanins per serving.
Each serving of AcaiSplash provides you with 3,800 ORAC. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and is a new standard of measurement jointly developed by the National Institutes on Aging and the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. In simple terms, ORAC measures how well a food or drink renders free radicals inactive. Since free radicals can damage healthy cells in the body, the higher the ORAC value the better. Now you can derive the energizing benefits of the Acai Berry in a delicious drink mix from Garden Greens AcaiSplash.
Help Save the Amazon Rainforest
With every can of Garden Greens AcaiSplash you buy, 25 cents will be donated to the Amazon Rainforest. Your purchase will help protect and enhance the future of the fragile Amazon Rainforest. This gesture will also contribute to the overall health of the Earth who is lovingly referred to as Pacha Mama by some South American Indians.
Parts used and where grown
Clusters of round, dark purple-to-black, berry-shaped açaí fruits are harvested to make juice, ice pops, and herbal supplements. Ethnobotanists have also documented folk medicine uses for the seed oil, fruit rind, and roots. The inner core of the thin trunk of the açaí tree is well-known as the source of hearts of palm. Açaí is primarily grown in the Pará region of the Amazon estuary, in the northern region of Brazil. It also grows in French Guyana, Panama, Ecuador, and Trinidad.
Historical or traditional use (may or may not be supported by scientific studies)
Açaí juice is a major dietary component of Brazilian diets, especially in the Pará region. It is often eaten at breakfast with cassava meal (manioc) or with tapioca and sugar. The açaí fruit is rich in nutrients and is found in many Brazilian prepared foods. The fruit is most popularly used to make juice, but is also found in ice cream, popsicles, and various desserts.
Açaí seeds can be crushed to produce a green oil that has been used as a folk remedy for scrofula (a type of tuberculosis). The roasted, crushed seeds, consumed as tea, are a traditional remedy for fever. Tea made from the root is a folk remedy for jaundice and anemia. Tea made from the grated fruit rind has been used topically as a wash for skin ulcers. Boiled preparations of açaí root have been used traditionally to treat many diseases, including diabetes, hepatitis, malaria, kidney disease, and dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain).