Acai and Super-fruit Juice Comparisons

Mark Wyatt, July 2008

Sambazon Acai Antioxidant Superfood


Sambazon Acai Smoothie

This is also, an all acai juice blend, more precisely a "smoothie". The picture indicates that this smoothie has a lot of solids in it. And in fact, this beverage does contain fiber (1g, or 6% of daily allownace) and fat (3.5 grams total including 2.1 grams of omega 3, 6, and 9). The Sambazon acai smoothie was weaker in taste then many of the other drinks. It tasted good, but it was not delicious like the Bom Dia or even the Bossa Nova.

contents: 10.5 fluid ounces

cost: $2.79 (Henry's)

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 8 fl. ounces
calories: 150
grams fat:3.5
  omega 3: 35 mg (most typical recommendations start at 600-900 mg/day, 35 mg is not too significant).
  omega 6: 395 mg (Most people get plenty of this from meat and chicken. For vegetarians this may be helpful)
  omega 9: 1700 mg (This is not considered a required nutrient, but may be helpful)
dietary fiber: 1 gram
sugars: 25 grams
protein: 1 g
ingredients: organic acai purree, organic agave syrup, organic lime juice, less than 0.5% of organic natural flavors, organic soy lecithin, citric acid

Calculations

17.1 microgram TE/ml (Seeram for acai Mango Uprising: label states 120 acai berries per bottle, same as standard acai)
ORAC/serving = 4045
ORAC/gram sugar = 161.8
Orac/calorie = 27.0
ORAC/$ = 1903