Dragon Fruit, first discovered in Central America centuries ago, is a colorful “super fruit” with narrow, wavy leaves that bear large, fragrant flowers that only bloom at night. The super fruit’s outer skin resembles the scales of a mythical dragon. Considered a cactus plant, its vibrant green and reddish-pink tone indicate that the fruit contains abundant nutrients. Also known as pitaya, these fun-looking super fruits are low in calories and rich in vitamin C and electrolytes. Inside the pitaya is a savory white flesh that gives way to many hydration properties. This is definitely one of the best super fruits out there and you don’t even have to slay a dragon.
Around 500 A.D., the ancient Egyptians developed a drink called “Qatarmizat” made with premium lemons. But there was a catch – Qatarmizat could be served only to the Pharaoh and the royal family. Today, millions of fitness enthusiasts use lemons and limes for their refreshing and alkalizing effects on the human body. The naturally-occurring citric acid from lemons and limes detoxify you during exercise and help restore your body to its natural pH. Besides their unique hydration properties, these low-calorie citrus fruits are one of the healthiest sources of Vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants in nature.
Regarded as “Queen of Fruits” in tropical areas of the world, mango was first discovered in Southeast Asia and India, where references to the fruit are documented in Hindu writings dating back to 4,000 B.C. Buddhist monks also cultivated the fruit. In fact, they consider the mango sacred because it is said that Buddha himself meditated under a mango tree. Today with over 1,000 varieties, mango has become one of the most effective fruits for active people. Whether you are an avid runner, yogi, cyclist or weekend warrior, mangos will replenish your body with potassium, Vitamin C and a group of yellow pigment carotenoids (betacarotene, alphacarotene and beta-cryptoxanthin) to help fight free radicals during exercise and sustain your blood pressure at a healthy level.
Pronounced ah-sigh-ee, this delicious purple berry is often credited for giving energy and nutrition to Amazon natives for centuries. Our handpicked organic açaí berries are from the wild-grown palm trees in the Amazon Region. They contain little sugar and a high level of essential fatty acids that create a slow-releasing energy ideal for fitness. Açaí helps with recovery after exercise with powerful anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. A legend surrounding the acai berry once said when the Chief discovered these berries, he ordered them to be harvested by his people who learned that a juice could be extracted from acai that would satisfy the hunger of the whole tribe. Today, Berri Pro’s açaí is wild harvested year-round to help preserve the Amazon and allow local farmers to sustain themselves financially.