Our Organic Cupuacu fruit powder is a lyophilized (carefully freeze dried) powder that is obtained from the juiced, white flesh of freshly picked Cupuacu fruit. The Cupuacu fruit grows on Cupuacu trees in South America. The Cupuaçu tree belongs to the cocoa family and grows to a height of 12-20 meters (30-65 feet). The fruit of the tree, which is called by the same name, has been a primary food source for natives in the rainforest for centuries and has a creamy, exotic pulp at the center of a large melon.
Cupuacu fruit is one of the most nutritious foods that grows in the Amazonian flood plains. It has a long history of traditionally recognized health rewards among locals and is beginning to be recognized internationally. (See more nutrient information below.)
Freeze-drying Organic Cupuacu fruit increases its nutrient density by 20 times . Incorporating Cupuacu powder into any nutritional beverage is a tasty, smart habit. Just add a tablespoons to a glass of water, milk, protein shake, bowl of cereal, etc.
Almost alone in the plant world, Cupuacu fruit contains a large amount of theograndins (extremely anti-oxidizing and detoxifying type of sulfated polyphenols). Cupuacu's sulfated polyphenols have a myriad of folkloric, as well as, scientifically-validated, nutritional benefits, which will be discussed below.
Our Organic Cupuacu powder is heavily endowed with:
Cupuacu contains an extremely rich concentration of sulfated polyphenol antioxidants. These sulfur-rich antioxidants appear to have a large number of longer-term good effects on the body including (and possibly most importantly) the neutralization of free radicals in the body's tissues. Cupuacu's unique sulfated polyphenol antioxidants have been shown in preliminary research to help lower cholesterol levels and improve brain function. They also have been shown to improve gastrointestinal system functioning (explaining the fruit’s traditional use by natives for GI problems), stabilize blood sugar and to generally improve cardiovascular system functioning.
There are many traditionally touted health benefits from eating Cupuacu. These benefits are absolutely synergistic — meaning not the result of any single nutrient, but the result of all Cupuacu's nutrients acting together like tag teams to stabilize blood sugar and mood, boost energy and physical function.
Until more scientific research is done, however, all benefits described below should be considered to be folklore, anecdotal and opinion. Further scientific research would need to be done to make reliable health benefit claims. Nevertheless, the amount of interest and perceived benefits from Cupuacu is beginning to be significant.
The above are some of the more commonly reported, as quickly attained benefits from eating the Cupuacu fruit. In general it is safe to say that it is a nourishing food that may help virtually all aspects of human health by providing the body with nutrients (which are tools) that the body can use to improve its function.
Food is the way of health not vitamins!
Cupuacu fits with the “first rule of health” which is that food should be our medicine. Cupuacu also fits with our second rule of health, which is that food engenders health, not vitamins. The United States has among the worst health statistics of all industrialized nations, yet the people of the United States consume more vitamins that the rest of the world combined. That means that you will eventually find, as so many others have already found, that your health will never really start to improve until you give up on vitamins and turn to food. It's time to turn to food!
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