About Açai

Açai (a-sa-ie) is a small dark berry that grows in large clusters on the açai palm. This tree is inherentto the Amazon and the fruits have been part of the local diet. Thanks to their exceptional combination of nutrients Açaiis recognized as one the world’s most nutritious berry species. Furthermore it’s the ideal food source for vegetarians or vegans who find certain substances more difficult to find in their diet.

Antioxidants

Its Orac value is more than double that of its blueberry brother. The Orac value represents the amount of antioxidants in food. Among other things, antioxidants help the body function properly and protect cells from free radicals and cell damage.

Anthocyanins

The characteristic dark, almost black color is due to the high amount of anthocyanins in the peel. The more intense the color of a food, the more antioxidant they are and the more nutritious they are.

Full of fiber

They contain a lot of fiber. 100g of açai contains 25% of the recommended daily allowance.

Low sugar

Very low in natural sugars and therefore very suitable for people with insulin sensitivity.

Extremely complete

The açai berry contains all 19 amino acids that the body needs to function optimally.

For everyone

The protein structure is similar to that of egg, which explains in part why they are so popular with athletes, vegetarians and vegans.

50 Nutriens

They contain more than 50 nutrients, many of which are unique to the fertile environment of the Amazon rainforest.

Amino acids

The amount of omega fatty acids in açai is among the highest possible in fruit (oh yes, higher than avocado!). It is also these that provide that creamy texture to your bowls!

Our special grade Açai

Why two Açai pulps are not alike This has to do with a few factors. On the one hand, the originof the berries: Do they come from wild picking or from plantations? Our açai berries grow wild throughout the Amazon rainforest and are picked once a year by local tribes.

The second factor is the speed at which the berries are pitted and frozen. The faster and more efficient this process the better the nutrients, flavor and color are preserved.

The third factor is the ratio of Açai pulp to water. Our Açai contains the highest percentage of pulp and therefore receives the “Special Grade” quality label.

So three times the highest score!

Wild & Free

Açai grown in the wild is harvested only twice a year so that the trees have time to regenerate and replenish themselves with
nutrients.

Of course, no pesticides or other chemical pesticides are ever usedand the entire growing and harvesting process is done completely organically.

Our Açai meets all the highest quality standards and will continue to do so.

A showpiece of which we are proud and which enables us to offer our customers the highest quality and tastiest Açai available on the market.

The story behind our products

We stand for ethicaland sustainable trade, with attention to people and nature. We work exclusively with like-minded parties (cooperatives) who, in cooperation with the local population and using traditional techniques, operate in a low-impact manner. By purchasing the fruits in this sustainable way, local farmers are guaranteed a steady and recurring income.

If they did not have this income, they would be forced to make these
so called “worthless” land to sell, usually resulting in deforestation.

We realize that Açai comes from far away, so it has a heavier carbon footprint, but we continue to work in this sustainable way and set the bar super high. In this way, we try to compensate for some of the distance.