Açaí is a small, dark purple berry that grows in clusters high up on Açaí palm trees in the rainforests of Central and South America.
Açaí is pronounced ah-sigh-ee.
Açaí is expensive because the berries have to be freeze dried within 24 hours of being harvested to keep their nutritional profile intact. The berries are transported from deep in the Amazon where they are harvested to facilities where they are freeze dried to preserve the goodness of Açaí berries that is found in the skin and pulp.
Many products containing Açaí use a small amount of Açaí and load the products with other fillers, unnatural sugars or bulking agents. Pure Açaí is very dark in colour and has an earthy flavour, often likened to unsweetened dark chocolate. Be sure to check the label for any ingredients other than pure Açaí.
The berries go rancid within 24 hours of being harvested, making it impossible for the fresh fruit to be successfully exported to consumers around the world. Freeze drying the berries within 24 hours locks in its full nutritional value thereby ensuring that pure, concentrated Açaí is available to consumers.
Açaí is a fruit. As part of a balanced diet along with exercise, Açaí contributes to overall wellness. Its specific weight loss properties have not been established.
Nicknamed the beauty berry, Açaí is an anti-aging warrior. Brimming with antioxidants, Vitamin A, B, C, and E and anti-inflammatory properties, Açaí protects skin against dryness and helps the body fight acne and skin breakouts.
Pure Açaí berries have earthy tones, likened to dark, unsweetened chocolate.
Açaí is an antioxidant powerhouse. Close to unrivaled in it’s unique nutritional profile, this nutrient dense fruit boasts high fibre content, naturally occurring fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E.
In a tightly sealed container out of sunlight.
A teaspoon a day is perfect. Remember to speak to a health practitioner before adding any supplement to your diet.
You can consume Açaí at any time of day.
Please consult your health practitioner before adding any supplement to your diet.
Pure Açaí is a potent antioxidant and is high in fibre. If you experience any side effects, please stop using the product and consult with your primary healthcare practitioner.
*See our HOW TO USE section
There are many ways to incorporate Açaí powder into your daily diet -mix it into your favorite snack or drink; add it to smoothies, yogurt, pudding or even ice cream. Alternatively, you can mix it into water or juice as a straight Açaí powder juice shot.
The fresh Açaí fruit spoils within 24 hours of being harvested - also see FAQ answer for 'Why freeze dried?' for more info.