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Cupuacu – the Rainforest Superfruit

Cupuacu (koo-poo-ah-soo) fruit, a tropical rainforest fruit relative to cacao – is a  melon-sized fruit with white pulp that have a combination of chocolate, bananas, pear, passion fruit and pineapple flavor. Not only known for its delicious flavor, Cupuacu also has a high nutritional value. Cupuacu contains a complex array of nutrients including nine flavonoids, polyphenols and theacrines. Theacrines is a substance with similar similar mood and energy enhancing effects to xanthines (caffeine, theobromine and theophylline) contained in cacao, but without the negative effects. Cupuacu also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3 (niacin) fatty and amino acids, and at least nine antioxidants including vitamin A and...

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