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Coffeefruit is the exciting new ingredient in our New Cherry Berry flavor in our "Youth in a Bar" line.
The fruit of the coffee bush is the glowing red fruit that contains the bean. Until now, growers had to throw away this fruit because it was too perishable to process, and harvested only the bean.
What a waste! Like many plants, coffee distributes its powerful nutrition throughout the whole fruit, not just in the seed. Whole coffee fruit is loaded with high concentrations of beneficial antioxidants and other extraordinary nutrients. The healthy attributes of whole coffee have been common knowledge to people living in coffee-growing regions since time began. Recently, however, many fascinating new coffee health benefits are being observed and researched by scientists.
Coffeefruit WHY IS IT GOOD FOR ME?Because Coffeefruit is loaded with phenolic acids and healthful plant nutrients. Recent scientific discoveries about the benefits of healthy coffee compounds have explained the wisdom in native peoples' use of the whole coffee fruit. Coffeefruit is exceptionally rich in the antioxidants called phenolic acids. It also contains other nutrients that have benefits scientists are just beginning to study and understand.
The story of how Coffeefruit gets its goodness begins on the slopes of high-altitude volcanic mountainsides. Nourished by mineral-rich soil and warmed by intense tropical sunlight, coffee plants produce a profusion of wonderful bright red fruit.
Coffeefruit is so exceptionally rich in antioxidants because it grows in high altitude, low-latitude regions where the sun’s rays are strongest. As the plants mature, they develop these powerful antioxidants to protect them from damage caused by high doses of the sun’s radiation and the natural byproducts of photosynthesis.
A single 1 gram serving of our Coffeefruit Whole Powder made from that fresh red fruit provides the same anti-free radical power as 33 grams of fresh blueberries!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Aging at Tufts University measured the Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity (ORAC) of more than 40 fruits and vegetables.
Rich in phenolic acid. The antioxidants in Coffeefruit are from polyphenols or phenolic acids, natural plant antioxidants abundant in Coffeefruit.
- Neutralize toxic free radicals. Help protect against systemic oxidative stress.
- Help reduce the incidence of oxidative pathologies such as coronary heart disease, inflammation and possibly even certain cancers.
- Provide health benefits associated with glucose management, Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, depression and anxiety and oral health.
Polysaccharides, such as mannans and aribinogalactans, make up nearly 50% of Coffeefruit. Conventional roasting destroys these nutrients, so they’re not found in traditional coffee.
We all know that carbohydrates provide the ‘fuel’ that we use to run our bodies. Until recently, it was thought energy creation was the only role that carbohydrates played in our body. During the last few years, however, emerging science has suggested that eight carbohydrates, Mannose, Galactose, Fucose, Xylose, Glucose, Sialic acid, N-Acetylglucosamine, and N-Acetylgalactosamine, are essential to life because they are the basic building blocks of all biological communication. Scientists believe that this family of eight mono- saccharides is essential in order for our immune systems to function properly.
Coffeefruit releases unusually high levels of mannose, galactose, fucose, xylose, arabinose and glucose during digestion.