A very known fruit by Brazilian population, mainly by those who look for a healthy diet and rich in energy, açaí is known as a “superfruit”, because of its nutritional properties. Composed of lipids, polyphenols, flavonoids and vitamin, it has a high content of fibers, high concentration of complex B vitamin and anthocyanin (known by its antioxidant activity). Açaí is the first fruit of a palm tree from Amazon, and in addition to being stimulating, it helps to reduce cholesterol, is anti-aging and helps to lose weight. It is also anti-inflammatory, it helps heart and immunological system health, among many other benefits.
Due to presence of flavonoids and vitamin E, it is used in cosmetology, for nutrition and regeneration of skin and hair. This Brazilian superfruit, in addition to be popularly consumed as a cold cream, it is also very used as a raw-material for food and beverage industry, in nutritional supplements, energy drinks, multivitamin complexes, among many other forms of use.