What is Acai?
The Açaí is a blue-violet coloured berry which originates in the rainforests. Traditionally used by native Brazilians it is now considered a super-food capable of conferring outstanding energy and resistance. Thanks to its powerful beneficial effects, it is no longer used only as a staple food for the Brazilian population, but is also taking Europe by storm
Taste & Texture
The best açaí berries come from organic farming. The açai fruit has a pleasant taste, similar to that of blueberry and chocolate, and can be thus consumed like any other fruit. However, it is hard to find it on the market in its raw state, even if it is now commercially widespread as a beverage supplements or in powder form.
How to consume Acai
The organic açaí berry powder is a good way to integrate this excellent fruit into your diet.
To ensure an easy and pleasant consumption, the açai berry powder must be dissolved in water in smoothies or breakfast drinks.
The açai powder can be taken in the following ways:
- with yogurt
- with milk
- together with muesli or other dried fruit and oil seeds
- as an ingredient in homemade desserts
- in tea or as a juice.
What is the difference between freeze-dried and spry-dried Acai?
Given that berries undergo deterioration within 24 hours of harvest, it is practically impossible to find them fresh and newly harvested on the market. Accordingly, their consumption in powder form is one of the best ways to enjoy this precious food, provided it has been properly processed. To preserve all nutritional values, berries must be processed or frozen within 24 hours of harvesting. There are two ways to turn açai pulp into powder:
It is a process of freezing and lyophilisation (also know as freeze-drying), whereby the acai is processed at low temperatures, preserving all the properties of the berry, and keeping the product 100% natural. Although the freeze-dried method is certainly the best one to transform pulp into powder, it is also the most expensive. For this reason, the cost of the powder thus obtained is considerably higher than that processed via the spry-dried method.
In this processing method, the pulp is processed at high temperatures, damaging therefore the nutritional properties, colour, and flavour of the acai. What is more, attaining a soluble and powdered product demands the in-process addition of Maltodextrin, which yields an acai product that is no longer 100% pure and natural.
The origin of the Açai powder
The palm of Açaí grows near the equator.
The palms of Açaí can reach a height of 15-25 m; on flat areas, they remain relatively lower, attaining notable heights where the vegetation is thicker.
A single seed can yield up to eight trees. It is mainly found in the flood plains. or in the fluvial regions of the Brazilian basin.
It is an evergreen palm formed by several thin stems, at the top of which we find up to fourteen pinnate leaves - typical of the palm tree - arranged in a crown.
100% Organic - Pure and Natural
Our Açai powder is 100% pure and organic. It is produced in Brazil, and is approved by the Supervisory Board of the Ministry of Agriculture.
At NaturaleBio, we pay particular attention to selecting all our organic products.
The best açaí berries come from organic farming. The fruit of the açai has a pleasant taste, similar to that of blueberry and chocolate, and can be thus consumed like any other fruit. However, it is hard to find it on the market in its raw state, even if it is now commercially widespread as a beverage supplements or in powder form.
The organic açaí berry powder is considered the best way to incorporate this precious fruit into your diet.
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|Ingredients||100% Organic Açaí powder|
Organic product under EU Directive 834/2007
|Country of Origin||Brazil|
|Expiration Date||Read the Expiry date on the Packaging. (generally two years from packaging)|
|Storage||Store in a cool, dry place away from heat sources even after opening.|
|Mean nutritional values per||100g||%RI 100g*|
|Energy||2241 kJ / 542 kcal||32%|
|of which saturates||27,1g||135%|
|of which sugars||1g||1%|