Our Pesticide and GMO Free 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 has a creamy, exotic pulp at the center of a large melon and has been a primary food source for natives in the rain forest for centuries.
Cupuacu has an interesting and delightful taste that really grows on you. With more antioxidants pound for pound than Acai berries, it is destined to become South America's greatest antioxidant treasure.
Freeze-drying 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.
Although long recognized by locals as one of the most nutritious foods that grows in the Amazonian flood plains, the Cupuacu fruit is just beginning to be recognized internationally. Watch the videos about Cupuacu below and see more about its nutrient profile in the next section.
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 elsewhere.
Our Pesticide and GMO Free 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 the neutralization of free radicals and the formation and repair of tissue throughout the body. They 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. Cupuacu's unique sulfated polyphenol antioxidants have been shown in preliminary research to help lower cholesterol levels and improve brain function.
Because of these sulfated polyphenols, Cupuacu is revered by villagers and is often called a "Pharmacy in a Fruit", because of the many health benefits its provides and the many health challenges it is traditionally believed to heal.
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.
Rishi Ternes, owner of New Earth Super Foods, left the study of medicine in Germany, came to the U.S. and turned his life over to the pursuit of nutrient dense food and seeking to understand the ability of food to transform health. He believes that “we are what we eat” and that “food should be our medicine”. Rishi owns a Super Food Cafe and Health Transformation Center in Grover Beach, California. He continues to search the world for foods that enable to the body to repair itself. As Rishi says, “the nutrients that your body needs are in the foods you aren’t eating.”
Rishi seeks out farmers and food suppliers that are progressive, meaning they are adding minerals and trace minerals to their soils, not using pesticides or GMO, and harvesting their foods at the peak of ripeness. Rishi then ensures that those foods are juiced and freeze dried immediately before nutrient loss.
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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Raw Cupuacu Powder
Add any amount desired of Cupuacu powder to any drink or liquid. Normal serving size is 1/2 to 1 tablespoon.
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