Açaí is a highly nutritious palm berry that grows on a tall, thin palm in the Amazon flood plains. The palm produces clusters of dark purple berries. Although similar in look and size of a large blueberry, the Açaí berry is approximately 95% seed with only a thin oily skin. This dark purple skin possesses tremendous health properties and has been used by Amazon natives for centuries. However, it is not possible to eat the fruit itself because of its physical properties. Instead, the berry must be carefully processed into a puree. The most common way to eat Açaí is consuming the fruit puree. In Brazil it is consumed daily as sweetened puree with Acerola or Guarana or unsweetened with tapioca.
The palms are mostly found growing wild along the riverbanks and swamps of the rainforest where the humidity and mineral content of the earth make for perfect growing conditions. The Açaí palm can grow up to 80 feet tall.
The Açaí purees are made exclusively with wild-grown, organic açaí berries which are harvested by hand.
The purees are made from wild-harvested Açaí berries found in the Amazone forest of South America. The berries are handpicked by local harvesters in Amazone jungle. A region which is famous for best quality of Açaí berries. The actual fruit is about the size of a large blueberry with 95% consisting of a large inedible seed. The edible part is the outer skin and a thin layer of fruit. Soon after the berries are harvested, they are quickly sent to a state-of-the-art facility center where they are washed, soaked in water and carefully processed to remove the edible outer parts from the inedible seed in order to make the puree. The puree is finally flash pasteurized and quickly frozen to seal in the flavor and nutrition all within 10-16 hours of harvest.
Yes, our purees are made exclusively with wild-grown, pure organic Açaí berries which are harvested by hand. No pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used to grow the berries.
Açaí is one of the most efficient sources of nutrition in the food world. It bears 16 different types of antioxidants, a protein profile similar to an egg, high amounts of dietary fiber, and omega fatty acids (healthy fats that lower bad cholesterol). One bowl of Açaí can have almost 50% of the recommended dietary fiber for a day. There are over 10 vitamins & minerals found in açaí such as vitamins A, B, C and E, along with calcium, magnesium, zinc, etc. The ORAC score (a common antioxidant measure) for açaí is almost 30 times that of blueberries. Among the antioxidants that it possesses, anthocyanins are truly one of the most important.
Pure Açaí has almost no levels of sugar. Due to it’s high concentration of antioxidants called, it may actually provide nutritional support for diabetics. We do however recommends only the Pure & Unsweetened blend for diabetics.
Açaí indeed contains the the good & healthy Omega fatty acids. The three most common forms of Omega fatty acids are Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. Significant research has proven health benefits to a diet high in unsaturated omega fatty acids
The Açaí puree can be best kept in its original package in the freezer. It retains not only the quality but also its original flavor for at least 3 years. No loss of nutritional values or flavor will occur as long as it is kept frozen at -17 degrees Celsius approximately 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Açaí frozen puree packs retains a shelf life of over 3 years as long as they are kept frozen at 0 degrees.
The Açaí puree may be refrozen if not previously thawed for more than 1 days. Once thawed it can be safely kept in a refrigerator and used within 3-5 days.
The Açaí frozen purees packs – Pure & Unsweetened are ready to eat. All you have to do is to let them thaw to your preferred consistency and start munching! You can also prepare yourself a bowl of authentic Açaí, just like they have it in Brazil: totally pure, adding only a little of your sweetener of choice (Açaí contains practically no natural sugars) or make an amazing smoothie. Other options or blends can be found on our recipe page.
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