BAM…just like that -I am totally enamored by super fruits from the Amazon.
One of the fruits that has caught my attention is Cupuacu (Pronounced koo-poo-ah-soo), which means “food for the Gods”, and is a delectable fruit with a size of a melon and has a rich and creamy whitened pulp.
The company I work with, Tavala, recently released a new nutritional product called AMAZON GOLD and to say there is a buzz and excitement in the company AND in the field of nutrition is an understatement!
Capaucu develops within the Amazon Rainforest in the northern regions of Brazil. It is very popular in the Amazon as “the pharmacy in a fruit”, given that it is one of the most nutritionally advantageous super fruits. Cupuacu looks like a cross between a papaya and coconut. It has an aromatic and buttery pulp with approximately 35 hazelnut-sized seeds.
The seeds are used in making cupuacu butter- one of the world’s newest skin-softeners. In addition, the fruit is stuffed with minerals, essential vitamins, and other nutrients that give the body great health benefits.
The health advantages that you will get from cupuacu fruit are simply fascinating. The tree generally develops about 5-15 meters high and the fruit has an oblong shape.
But what sets the fruit apart from others is its nutritional and medicinal properties that have continuously helping people in the past and present- making it a great addition to your daily diet.
Cupuacu Medicinal Uses
- Cupuacu fruit is often utilized by people to reduce their abdominal pains; helping them in difficult births.
- Cupuacu is used in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, diabetic issues, and cataract difficulties.
- The fruit is also helpful in skin restoration, weight reduction, conditioning the cardiovascular system, improving the immune system, healthier hair, raising stamina and energy, safeguarding the artery partitions and many more.
Cupuacu is extremely popular in South America, especially Brazil, and is poised to become the next big super fruit to hit the U.S. Some nutritional food experts are saying that it will eclipse the popular Acai because it’s healthier, has the same benefits, and is easier to grow without destroying rainforests.
Nutritional and Health Benefits of Cupuacu
There are many health benefits to Cupuacu, most of which are tied to the fruit’s extremely potent phytonutrient polyphenols, anti-oxidants, essential nutrients, vitamins, and others mentioned earlier.
Its primary health benefit is stimulating the immune system while simultaneously supporting the body’s ability to fight disease. Cupuacu has a caffeine-like effect but does not contain caffeine. It is one of the few cocoa relatives that does not, yet it retains this energetic effect.
Most of the benefits of Cupuacu are synergistic. For instance, the energy-boosting effect mentioned comes primarily as a result of the fruit’s heightening of the immune system, lowering of blood pressure, and the body-boosting effects of the fast-acting nutrients and vitamins from the fruit. Unlike most energy drinks or caffeine, however, there is no down with Cupuacu. No tired feeling afterwards.
Still more synergistic effects include healthier skin and hair, lowered cholesterol levels (through lipid peroxidation inhibition), and better libido. (Hey folks….notice the italicized!) These are some of the better benefits of the Cupuacu fruit.
Another huge benefit of the fruit is its extremely rich array and concentration of antioxidants. These have a large number of longer-term effects on the body including (and possibly most importantly) the neutralization of free radicals in the body’s tissues. The improved circulation and lowered blood pressure mentioned already aid in this process of eliminating those free radicals.
Others of these antioxidants are what help lower cholesterol levels, improve brain function, and more. Many of the essential vitamins and minerals are boosters for the gastro-intestinal system (explaining the fruit’s use by natives for GI problems) as well as a healthier cardio-vascular system.
The Nutrients in Cupuacu
Alone amongst every plant known, Cupuacu fruit has phytonutrient polyphenols (theograndins). These have a myriad of nutritional benefits, which will be discussed more thoroughly below.
Cupuacu is also heavy with vitamins B1, B2, B3 (Niacin), fatty and amino acids, and at least nine antioxidants (including Vitamins A and C). Being from the cocoa family, Cupuacu also has a high flavanoid content.
There are many other ingredients in the nutritional content of these rainforest fruits as well, including calcium, selenium, and others.
Nutritional and Health Benefits of Cupuacu
Still more synergistic effects include healthier skin and hair, lowered cholesterol levels (through lipid peroxidation inhibition), and better libido. These are some of the better benefits of the Cupuacu fruit.
How Cupuacu Compares to Acai
There are two major differences between Cupuacu and Acai. Both of them are at the root of why Cupuacu is better than Acai in a side-by-side comparison.
First, Acai is a small berry that grows in clumps similar to grapes (though the individual berries are smaller). This means that Acai, when picked, begins to lose many of its vitamins and antioxidants over time. The longer the berry sits after picking, the less value it has when juiced or pulped. The other major disadvantage of a small berry is its relative susceptibility to the elements and natural forces.
Secondly, Acai is very well known and has had a plethora of hucksters and sellers spinning it into some kind of cure-all. This has given it a bad public name in some respects, has lent a large amount of industrialized growth (rainforest trees are destroyed to make way for the Acai), and has generated some less-than-organic methods for cultivation and processing.
Those two things are the major differences between Cupuacu and Acai, at least until nutritional content is considered. Scientists in Brazil have analyzed both fruits and have found that, pound for pound, fresh-picked Acai has less-concentrated antioxidants, vitamins, etc. than Cupuacu.
Since Cupuacu is a melon-type fruit with a relatively thick skin, it is not prone to nutritional loss when picked and keeps for a longer period after picking before succumbing to rot than Acai does. Cupuacu trees produce more fruit per tree (measured by weight) than Acai does, and these trees are already naturally indigenous rainforest specimens.
Because Cupuacu is relatively new outside of South America, it has not been exposed to the hucksterism that Acai has and most sources are natural and organic in nature.
Although the two are different in some ways, the two fruits are very often combined (successfully) into juice drinks for sale in North America. Tavala’s formulation, as you can see below is a combination of many nutritionals including the Cauacu, Camu-Camu and the Acai.
So as you can see, I am among thousands of people who are excited to have access to a new product called Amazon Gold that has the power to help each and everyone of us experience improved vitality and health.
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Dave and Joy/Tavala Global Leaders
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