Highly promoted as a superfood, acai supposedly helps with a number of health issues ranging from erectile dysfunction to weight loss. There is no doubt that it is very healthy, but does acai have quercetin?
Quick Answer: No – Acai does not contain quercetin. Compared to other similar foods, its quercetin content is none existent.
Quercetin Content of Acai
There is no quercetin in acai berries, but they are high in the antioxidant anthocyanin and calcium.
Is Acai High in Quercetin?
Compared to other foods, acai is without quercetin.
Let’s take a look at how it compares to 5 similar foods.
- Another superfood, pomegranates, also contain no quercetin.
- Blueberries provide 7.67mg/100g of quercetin.
- Blackberries offer 3.58mg/100g of quercetin.
- Sweet cherries have a quercetin concentration of 2.29mg/100g.
- Elderberries have a whopping 26.77mg/100g of quercetin.
Medical News Today “What are the health benefits of acai berries?“: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305576
Nutrition and You “Acai berry nutrition facts“: https://www.nutrition-and-you.com/acai-berry.html
USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods: https://www.ars.usda.gov/arsuserfiles/80400525/data/flav/flav_r03.pdf
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