The media has been buzzing about the amazing Acai Berry. From Oprah to the Wall Street Journal - everyone is talking about the little purple fruit that is making people feel great and helping to save the Amazon rain forest. Here is a sample of the media coverage...
OPRAH WINFREY SHOW Dr. Oz Reveals the Ultimate Checklist for Great Aging (click for full story)
CBS EARLY SHOW Food For Your Heart (click for full story)
"Dr. Oz is ready to introduce a new entry to his hall of fame—the acai (pronounced "AH-sigh-EE"), a small fruit from South American rainforests that is often found in the United States in juice. "It has twice the antioxidant content as a blueberry, so it's a wonderful alternative," Dr. Oz says"
"Acai berries are among the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai berries also contain oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid (often mistakenly referred to as essential)."
NBC TODAY SHOW Five Life Changing Foods (click for full story)
"Studies show that the acai berry is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The high-energy berry of as Amazonian palm tree, acai is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil and tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate."
"Acai pulp contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine; a synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health; and an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration."
ABC News - Chicago Superfoods for the New Year (click for full story)
"Let's move from the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany to the vast, dark regions of the Brazilian rain forest where we discover the new superstar of super foods, acai (ah-sigh-ee). You'll be hearing a lot more about this rain forest fruit going forward. Acai is the off the chart for almost everything that kale is, in addition to naturally occurring Omega-3, 6 and 9 oils."
ABC News - Denver Miracle' Berries Can Help You Live Longer (click for full story)
"There's a miracle berry that can help you live longer and healthier and chances are you've never heard of it. It's called acai and it could help you ward off cancer, protect your heart, even prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to some research."
University of Florida News Brazilian berry destroys cancer cells in lab, UF study shows (click for full story)
"A Brazilian berry popular in health food contains antioxidants that destroyed cultured human cancer cells in a recent University of Florida study, one of the first to investigate the fruit’s purported benefits."
Oprah Winfrey Show Superfood No. 1: Asai (click for full story)
"It may seem odd to start this list of superfoods with one you’ve likely never even heard of. But studies have shown that this little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world! Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) is the high-energy berry of a special Amazon palm tree."
Washington Post Acai (click for full story)
"For those put off by juiced wheatgrass and bored with low-carb bars, there is acai. Acai (ah-sigh-EE), the purplish fruit of the palmberry plant, purportedly contains more antioxidants than red wine and has a beguiling berry-like flavor with intense chocolate overtones."
New York Times Berry Sales to U.S. Offer Security to Amazon Farmers (click for full story)
"That started to change two years ago, when a few environmentally conscious surfers from a small California company called Sambazon offered to buy Mr. da Costa's açaí harvest at a 25 percent premium over the market price. The only catch - he had to designate a piece of his land as an ecological reserve and carefully manage the rest of his terrain to protect the biodiversity of the rainforest."
American Curves Magazine The Viagra of the Amazon (click for full story)
"Is acai the ultimate aphrodisiac? It may well be. Will it transform you from a prayer to a player in the bedroom? No doubt about it. The sexual payoffs from eating the fruit are becoming infamous among men-and the women they love."
Wall Street Journal Acai Replaces Wheatgrass In Blenders at Juice Bars (click for full story)
"At juice bars and health stores around the country, the hip new taste is açaí, (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) a grape-size, deep-purple berry that grows atop palm trees in the Brazilian jungle."
Business 2.0 Acai Berries Hit the Big Time (click for full story)
"Acai may be the world's healthiest food. A berry grown in the Amazon rainforest, it has as much calcium as milk, more antioxidants than blueberries and a coffee-like kick. Not to mention that it has more nutrients than a multivitamin and tastes like chocolate covered cherries."
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