Everything you need to know about açaí
Referred to as nature’s purple gold, Açaí berries are Brazil’s most famous superfruit. These nutrient dense berries are harvested by hand from towering Açaí palm trees deep in the Amazon rainforest. Açaí has gained global popularity and international praise for its immune boosting and overall health and wellness properties. Packed full of fibre, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, Açaí berries have a unique nutritional profile. Some of the most valuable health benefits come from the plant compounds that Açaí provides, most notably anthocyanins, which give Açaí berries their deep purple colour and act as powerful antioxidants to fight free radicals in the body.
- Full of Omegas 3,6,9 for heart and brain health
- High in fibre and great for digestive health
- Antioxidant rich, promoting good skin health
- Can assist in slowing down the aging process
- Known to assist with reducing inflammation
- Helps to increase energy levels and stamina
- A great source of Vitamin A and Calcium
- Assists in supporting the immune system
- Low in naturally occurring sugars
Açaí spoils within 24 hours of being harvested, which is why freeze drying within that short window is critical to lock in the powerful nutritional profile and ensure that your dose is concentrated and pure. Free of any added sugars or bulking agents, Be Bright’s Pure Açaí Powder has been specially sourced from deep in the Amazon delta. Delivering more than double the antioxidants found in blueberries and up to ten times more than grapes, this energising fruit deserves its fame for its incredible nutrient concentration. Hugely beneficial to both old and young, Be Bright’s Pure Açaí Powder is keto, paleo and vegan friendly and is a must for anyone who is invested in developing and nurturing a healthy lifestyle.
How to use
Famed for use in smoothies bowls, Açaí is also very popular added to shakes, smoothies, yoghurt, juices, mixed in water and as part of other healthy treats. Carioca’s (a name for residents of Rio de Janeiro) and Brazilians alike love sitting on the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana and scooping up mouthfuls of their Açaí bowls topped with granola and sliced banana watching the waves break. Make your own magnificent Açaí bowl and create an explosion of tastes and colours with any number of delicious toppings. Linseeds, chia seeds, coconut shavings, blueberries, strawberries, granola and bananas are fan favourites, but the list is endless!
“Açaí is a firm family favourite - it's refreshing, filling and healthy - we all love it. Be Bright's Açaí brings back memories of the Açaí bowls we used to get in Brazil, with banana and granola! Recommend everyone gives it a try!”
“Our children just love Be Bright’s Açaí Berry Powder. Being creative and making delicious and nutritious Açaí breakfast bowls is the best! This powder is packed with berry goodness.”
“We discovered this superfood while visiting Brazil, and we’re so excited that it’s available in SA through Be Bright! Fruit juice bars are very popular over there and Açaí is freely available in either smoothie or smoothie bowl form (often mixed with granola and other fruits) - we’re thoroughly enjoying it and it’s benefits!”
Açaí and South American rainforests
Apart from helping to keep its superfans around the world healthy and energised, Açaí has been a staple in the diets of Amazonians for centuries. Traditionally used for their healing properties by members of local South American tribes, the modern farming and harvesting of Açaí berries plays an important role in protecting the Amazon rainforests from deforestation. The Açaí palms have become of significant commercial value to Brazil due to the exponential growth in demand for the berries they produce. As a result, areas in the rainforest where the palms grow are fiercely protected. The popularity of Açaí berries improves the livelihoods of local communities, with skilled farmers creating employment and working sustainably to meet global demand. Be Bright Açaí Powder is sourced from reputable suppliers who are B Corporation Certified, as well as signatories of the UN PACT (in short, they’re good people who believe in looking after the environment and the people who work for them - driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good!)
Be Bright tip
Now that you know all about the amazing benefits of Açaí powder, it might be helpful to know how to pronounce it! Give it a try: AH-SIGH-EE