acaiberry1.jpgA recent super-food to hit the scene is the acai (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) berry. Direct from the Brazilian Amazon, and appearing at juice bars and health food stores near you…acai’s rich in anthocyanins and other anti-oxidants, and contains a bit of omega-6 fatty acids. Nicholas Perricone, MD, a well-known name in skincare, pronounces that “it contains 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine, plus fiber, essential fatty acids and amino acids.” And acai’s now considered to be the world’s healthiest fruit!

I agree with those who describe the taste as “berry, with a hint of chocolate”…this palm tree fruit is berry good. A brand you might want to sample is Bossa Nova. They give back — through funding by Bossa Nova in association with the Rain Forest Alliance, every Bossa Nova you drink saves one rain forest tree. For more great photos and much more nutritional info about this nutty fruit, click here.