Organic Acai Powder – freeze-dried
The phytonutrient rich Acai berry (pronounced ah-sah-EE) comes from in the tropical Amazon regions of Brazil. These small, deep purple berries have a unique nutritional composition and a wonderful flavour profile that tastes of a mixture of chocolate and blueberries.
Ingredients: 100% freeze-dried Acai berries
Country of Origin: Brazil
Botanical Name: Euterpe oleracea
Acai powder is increasingly popular, mainly to its rich antioxidant content. It is also a wonderful source of vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3 and C, plant sterols, amino acids and dietary fibre. On top of that it also contains the minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorus and zinc. Acai also contains the anti-inflammatory nutrients anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, protocatechuic acid, procyanidins and epicatechin.
The vast combination of nutrients in the Acai berry contributes to increased energy levels, healthy, glowing skin, metabolism regulation, stimulation of the digestive system and prevents oxidative stress.
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This product has been tested for pesticides, artificial fertilisers, heavy metals, e.coli, yeast, mould, salmonella and foreign matter. This product contains no bulking agents, added sugar, palm oil or GMO.
Acai powder is very versatile, it you can add it to smoothies, shakes, juices, nutrient shots, porridge, breakfasts, puddings, cakes and raw food recipes.
How our Acai is processed
Our Acai comes from Pará in northern Brazil. People who make their living from harvesting Acai berries are known as ribeirinhos or “people who live on the river’s riverines”. These ribeirinhos form co-operatives to harvest the Acai fruit daily, which is taken to marketplaces before it is transported down river for processing.
The fresh berries are cleaned and washed before they extract the pulp, pasteurise it, and then are immediately frozen. Our Acai is freeze-dried within 24 hours of being harvested, most importantly, to preserve the maximum amount of antioxidants, as these unstable compounds can degrade quickly, which are responsible for most of Acai’s health benefits.
The quality of our freeze dried acai powder is apparent from the colour; a vibrant deep purple produced by the anthocyanins cyanidin 3-glucoside and cyanidin 3-rutinoside. Freeze drying involves exposing the acai pulp to temperatures of – 40°C whilst in a vacuum environment, which eliminates all water through a process called sublimation. Over processing of acai through other methods of preservation such as spray drying (heating to temperatures over 80°C to remove moisture) and standard freezing can result in a brown powder with vastly decreased levels of antioxidants.
Antioxidant levels in fresh acai are 70 TE/100g (trolox equivalent, the measurement of a substance’s antioxidant capacity compared to Trolox, an antioxidant derivative of vitamin E) which is the highest of any fruit, twice the antioxidant level of blueberries and ten times that of grapes. By freeze drying the pulp, up to 80% of the vitamins and minerals present in the fresh pulp can be preserved and safely stored at room temperature for up to 18 months.
Nutritional info Per 100g
Energy KJ – 2420 kJ
Energy Kcal – 588 kcal
Fat – 53.8g of which saturates – 33g
Carbohydrate -1.3g of which sugars – 0.9g
Fibre – 31.7g
Protein – 8.8g
Salt – 0.2
Vitamin A (ug) – 374
Potassium – 860mg
Calcium – 347mg
Iron – 3.8mg
Packed on premises that handles nuts & seeds.
Allergen free from:
Peanut, Peanut Oil
Milk & Derivatives
Wheat & Gluten
Other Known Allergens
Free from any GMO