This small yet powerful superfood has been revered by the indigenous communities of the Amazon for hundreds of years for its natural healing properties. These dark purple berries, similar to blueberries, are the fruit of the acai palms, which flourish on the floodplains of the Amazon River. Acai berries remain fresh and highly nutritious for only 24 hours after harvest, so until the early 1990s it was only the rainforest communities that could reap the benefits of this superfruit. Now, however, with a careful freeze-drying process, health food enthusiasts around the world can enjoy the revitalizing and detoxifying properties of the acai berry – not to mention its succulent flavour!
Like blueberries, acai berries are high in antioxidants, which play a vital role in protecting the tissues and cells of the body and boosting the immune system. In fact, acai are considered to be one of the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world, with twice the levels of blueberries, and it is the uniquely potent nutritional profile of the acai berry that is gaining it such a reputation as a health boosting superfood. As well as an impressive array of phytonutrients, these berries are packed with vitamins, fibre and essential fatty acids, while containing very little sugar.
The outstanding levels of antioxidants in our acai powder have been shown to boost the immune system, regulate cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Antioxidants are also powerful in combatting free radicals: unstable bi-products of respiration, digestion and physical activity that attack healthy cells, with the potential to cause damage as severe as cancer. High levels of natural fibre, protein and fatty acids work together to promote healthy digestive and cardiovascular systems; improving intestinal health, reducing blood pressure, regulating blood sugar levels, and even aiding healthy weight loss.
Every berry that goes into our organic acai berry powder has been hand harvested at its origin in the Amazon rainforests of northeast Brazil. They are then freeze-dried and low-temperature milled to lock in all the freshness and natural goodness of their native climate and environment. This process of wild harvesting also protects the diverse ecosystems of the Amazon and respects the culture and traditions of the indigenous people. The quality of our acai berries is clear to see from the deep purple colour of the acai powder, and our freeze-drying process makes the nutrients easier for the body to absorb. The powder that arrives at your door is bursting with all the flavour, freshness and health benefits of the raw tropical fruit on the day it was picked.
|Nutritional value||Per 100g|
|Energy||2590 kJ / 619 kcal|
|of which saturates||6 g|
|Omega 3||0.3 g|
|Omega 6||3 g|
|Omega 9||12.9 g|
|of which sugars||1 g|
|Vitamins and minerals|
|Vitamin E||30.3 mg|
Country of Origin: Brazil
Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight.
Can be added to your favourite smoothie, juice, milk or simply mixed with water.
Recommended intake: 5 - 15 g (1 - 3 tsp). Please note to start with it is recommended to take 1 teaspoon daily and build up to 3 teaspoons daily for optimum benefits.