Amla (Amalaki) Fruit Powder - Organic
- Known as Indian Gooseberry, Amla fruit has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic herbal medicine
- Amla fruit possibly supports healthy digestion, cellular regeneration and possible antioxidant properties
- Amalaki also possibly supports a healthy immune system
Amla powder (aka Amalaki or Indian Gooseberry) is known as the "Great Rejuvenator". That’s because unlike many superfoods, the chemical profile of raw amla cannot be limited to just one main ingredient. Instead, research has discovered an unparalleled mix of incredible nutrients...
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The Amazing Benefits of Amla Fruit Powder
Amla has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic herbal applications and may be excellent for supporting healthy digestion and healthy cellular regeneration.
Additionally, Amla Powder has been traditionally used to support a healthy heart and brain through its ability to possibly support healthy circulation and in possibly supporting a healthy detoxification response.
That’s because Raw Amla Powder (Amalaki) contains the potent phenolic combination of:
ellagic acid -- a natural phenol antioxidant found only in fruits and vegetables
gallic acid -- found in plants, acts as an antioxidant and may help to protect our cells against oxidative damage, and
emblicanin A+B -- antioxidant compounds.
Together these polyphenols are important for supporting a healthy immune system response that may be compromised by damaging free radicals.
The bioflavonoids rutin and quercetin also contribute to the overall antioxidant effect and may support a healthy inflammation response of this remarkable fruit.
Additionally, amla contains the potent antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase and catalase.
Amla Fruit Powder for Skin, Hair and Nails
Amla (Indian Gooseberry) may also be used externally and might work as an excellent moisturizer for radiant skin, hair and nails. Raw Amla can also be used in shampoos to nourish the hair and scalp and may possibly prevent premature grey hair.
Our Raw Organic Amla Fruit Powder comes from sustainably harvested Amalaki trees natively grown in India. No chemicals or pesticides are used in the cultivation.
Why our Amla is fresher, purer and superior to others
Most amla you will buy from other lesser-quality suppliers is dark brown which means it has oxidized and lost nutrients during their drying process.
Ask yourself, “If amla is a light green fruit then why are most powders dark brown?”
Most amla powder is a dark brown color because during the drying process the tannins are damaged and lost due to oxidized (like a cut apple turning brown when exposed to air). Plants produce an enzyme called polyphenol oxidase. An oxidase is any enzyme that oxidizes something. The thing being oxidized in this case is a polyphenol. Tannins are polyphenols. There are colorless polyphenols in fruit like apples and amla, and there is also polyphenol oxidase. These two molecules are normally kept apart, but when you slice into fruit, you break open cell walls, allowing the two to mix and react (oxidation).
If Amla is dark in color it has oxidized and lost most
of the beneficial tannins.
We use fresh green ripe Amla Fruit and a proprietary low temperature drying process that prevents
damaging oxidation and gives us a light beige powder -- the way nature intended.
As the enzyme combines the polyphenols with oxygen from the air, it produces quinones, which then combine (polymerize) to make dark colored molecules called melanins. Melanins are the molecules responsible for fruit turning brown. Dehydration can prevent browning. However, dehydration takes time, and the browning reaction is quick, so while the dehydration is happening, we use another trick, and simply prevent oxygen in the air from getting to the cut fruit.
We Exclusively Preserve the Tannins and Powerful Antioxidants
-- Bringing you the Highest Quality Nutrients
The anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic potentials of tannins may be related to their antioxidative property, which is important in possibly protecting cellular oxidative damage, including lipid peroxidation. Tannins block the growth of many fungi, yeasts, bacteria and viruses. But if you're amla is dark in color it has oxidized and lost most of the beneficial tannins.
Here is some interesting info about vitamin C content:
This is a study that tested whole raw amla fruit and found the vitamin C content was 445 mg per 100 grams.
This study agrees with the above study and says that raw amla typically contains 0.4% (400 mg) vitamin C up to the highest level of 1.28% (1280 mg).
You get a Higher Vitamin C content, naturally
If whole raw amla contains 0.4% to 1.28% vitamin C that means the dried powder may be as much as 10 times more concentrated which would equal 4% - 12.8% vitamin C. It seems the typical amount is on the lower side so average may be around 5%. And because our amla powder is dried in a special way to reduce oxidation and preserve nutrients maybe that gives an extra couple %.
Some possible traditional uses and health benefits of our Organic Raw Amla Fruit Powder may include:
May support a healthy circulatory system
May support healthy lipid levels
May have strong antioxidant properties
May support the prevention of premature grey hair
May support cool body temperature
May support healthy detoxification
May nourish the brain
May support healthy mental functions
May support a healthy liver, spleen and lungs
Possibly acts as an excellent full body rejuvenator
May support healthy muscle tone
May support a healthy urinary system
May support healthy lipid levels
May support a healthy heart
May improve blood vessel flexibility
May supporting a healthy cardiovascular system
May support healthy blood sugar levels
Possible antibacterial properties
May support healthy cellular regeneration
May support healthy bones and teeth
May support healthy digestion
May support healthy elimination
May support healthy C-reactive protein levels
May support healthy blood pressure levels
May support healthy skin, hair & nails
May support healthy eyesight
Source of ellagic acid, gallic acid, emblicanin A+B, superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase and catalase
Powerful Nutrients in our Fresh, Organic Amla fruit powder
Phytochemicals: terpenoids, alkaloids, flavonoids, hydrolysable tannins (emblicanin A, emblicanin B, punigluconin, pedunculagin), gallic acid, ellagic acid, 1-Ogalloyl-beta-D-glucose, 3, 6-di-O-galloyl-D-glucose, chebulinic acid, quercetin, corilagin, isostrictinnin, lupeol
Fatty Acids: linoleic, linolenic, oleic, stearic, palmitic, myristic
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Iron
100% natural and minimally processed
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Due to its nature, this powder tends to clump. If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag. Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up. The towel will help protect the bag from damage.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 teaspoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie.
Mixing Suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic acerola cherry and rosehip powders.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Organic Amla Powder
Certifications: USDA Certified Organic.
Ingredients: Raw Amla Fruit.
Parts Used: Whole Amla, no seed.
Botanical Name: Emblica Officinalis.
Other Names: Amalaki, Indian Gooseberry.
Origin: Grown and dried in India. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
- Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
The Important Protections we take to Bring you Safe & Nutritious Superfoods:
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made a noticeable difference in how I feel... but...I had never heard of Amla, I bought it because I needed to add something in my cart to get free shipping. When I tried it, I was amazed at the noticeable effect it had on my energy and sense of well-being. The trouble is, it has a persistent disagreeable aftertaste, sort of like a rotten apple core. And the aftertaste doesn't seem to be covered up by mixing it with other things. I finally resorted to putting it in capsules. But if you want a plant that can really make a difference in how you feel, based on my experience this certainly is one.