This exotic south American berry is the outer pulp casing of Acai palm sees, traditionally used to color (purple) and flavor local South American dishes. However due to aggressive marketing Acai Berries are now acclaimed as a super-fruit with the following unsubstantiated health benefits.
• Assisting weight loss
• Reversal of diabetes
• Increasing sexual virility of men
• Recent claims concerning health benefits of super-fruits, such as Acai berries in your diet, particularly if you are trying to lose weight, by sprinkling them as a garnish on mixed fruits or yoghurt dishes. The recent media blitz on Acai berries, as a super fruit, have increased both its popularity and cost greatly. It may be more prudent and cost effective to select as an alternative a wide range of fresh local berries particularly those with dark colored skins.