Acai is the original Brazilian super fruit! It is native to the Amazon, it is grown on Acai Palm Trees in the rainforests of Central and South America, where they are a staple food. Recently, it has gained global popularity for its many health and well being benefits. While Acai Berries are incredibly healthy, we have not yet found the ideal method of consumption here in the states. Acai bowls, juices and purees are all popular….but they have high amounts of added sugar, which make it unhealthy. Here at The Golden Leaf we had a bright idea…..add real freeze dried organic Acai Berries (with skin and pulp) to naturally sweet aged balsamic vinegar…..and you have a treat that is both healthy and delicious!
The first ever pure Acai Balsamic Vinegar is incredibly high in antioxidants! Blueberry have an antioxidant capacity or ORAC score of 4,669. Acai Berries on the other hand, have an ORAC score of 15,405!! Gram for gram, it has more antioxidants than any fruit or berry out there! The antioxidant anthocyanin is responsible for improving HDL or good cholesterol and reducing LDL or bad cholesterol. This antioxidant also boosts brain function. It counteracts the damaging effects of inflammation and oxidation in brain cells, which negatively effect memory and learning. Acai can also help improve memory in the elderly, by stimulating autophagy. Autophagy is the process by which the brain cleans out toxic cells or cells that are no longer working, to make room for new nerves to form, thus enhancing the connection between brain cells.
Enjoy this delicious tropical fruit, in our sweet aged White Balsamic…over salads, fresh fruit, seafood glazes and grilled vegetables. Enjoy the first and only Organic Acai Berry White Balsamic Vinegar on any side dish or meal!