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Acai berry is a fruit which belongs to the same species as the palm.
It is mostly cultivated in areas near the Amazon river, such as Brazil, Peru etc.Acai berry cultivated in Amazon River --Brazil
For several centuries, it was considered healthy food by the Brazilians.
In recent years, it has become popular in North America and Europe as well.
Acai berry is a highly perishable fruit. Therefore, it needs to be preserved in the right way to obtain its benefits
Acai (Ah-SAH-EE) is an incredible superfruit containing a rare and wonderful blend of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, vitamins and amino acids. Acai is the fruit of the acai palm (Euterpe oleracea), which is native to South America.
Acai fruit are small, round, dark purple berries, slightly smaller than grapes.
The dark purple color of acai comes from pigments called anthocyanins, which are powerful antioxidants that help defend the body against free radical damage.

Acai berry for skin care

Recently acai berry have been hailed as a super-food, high in antioxidants and fiber, receiving publicity from a number of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Brad Pitt. Aside from assisting with weight loss, the berries are also believed to keep the skin looking young and fresh by fighting signs of aging with their potent antioxidant properties. The small and purplish-red berry originates in South and Central America and are a popular ingredient in many skin care products.

Antioxidant properties

Acai are extremely high in vitamin c therefore have antioxidant properties, working to fight the cell-damaging free radicals which damage and age the skin. Therefore, acai berries may help to maintain young and radiant skin. A 2006 study conducted by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that acai had by far the highest oxygen radical scavenging activity of any food measured to date, strongly supporting the acai's antioxidant properties.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Due to the acai's antioxidant content, the acai berry also has a natural anti-inflammatory effect, making it a useful ingredient for treating acne. It has also been suggested that acai berry can help ease pain caused by damaged nerve fibers.

Treatment for hyper pigmentation

Hyper pigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition in which patches of skin become darker in color than the normal surrounding skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Research by Fowler et al (2010) found acai berry to be one of the most beneficial natural ingredients for the treatment of hyper pigmentation. However researchers also noted that research is needed to determine to confirm and elucidate the benefits of these ingredients in the prevention and management of skin disease.



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