Organic Freeze-Dried Acai Powder
Small but powerful—this pretty much sums up acai berries. And slowly, this health powder is being recognized not just by advocates but by science and research. Shops that serve acai bowls and other dishes made from acai are popping up, providing not just a delicious treat but also a nutritious health food supplement.
What are Acai Berries?
Standing proud and tall in the native rainforests of South America, the acai palm tree bears fruits—acai berries—that are smaller but looks similar to grapes. It is a relative of blueberries and other dark purple fruits.
The acai berry has a large seed. It is covered by a thin layer of flesh and skin which makes up only 10% of its total weight.
For centuries, acai remained known only to the locals of the Amazonian region calling its fruit "içá-çai" or “the fruit that cries.” They used it as traditional food and mixed it with root vegetables to eat it as porridge.
But most importantly, the natives utilized this fruit as medicine to treat a wide range of ailments such as skin problems, ulcer, hemorrhage, and digestive issues like parasitic infections and diarrhea.
But the nutritional content and health benefits of acai remained popular only in South America, its reputation superseding that of milk.
When a medical practitioner discovered the fruit and was able to harness the berry’s nutrients into supplements, he introduced it to the western world. It was then that acai’s popularity became worldwide. Since then, countless of studies have been conducted to prove (or disprove) the health benefits of acai berries.
Several such claims were validated by research.
One: Acai is packed with antioxidants—it actually has over five times more antioxidants than other common berries. Laboratory studies show that antioxidants appear to protect cells from damage
Two: Acai can provide as many as 30 times more anthocyanin compounds (resveratrol and ferulic acid) and flavonoids than a glass of red wine can.
Anthocyanin gives that distinct dark purple color to acai berries and when teamed up with flavonoids, help the body fight free radicals and boost the immune system.
Three: Acai contains oleic acid—the same oil found in olive oil—and loads of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, Vitamins A, E, and other vitamins and minerals. All these may help fight arthritis, inflammation, erectile dysfunction, heart diseases and even allergies.
There is still much to know about acai, but it’s only a matter of time before the mysteries of this Amazonian berry are fully unraveled.
The one with the most concentration of pulp, therefore the most pure, is special. After extracting the fruit pulp, we immediately pasteurize, let it undergo a process called freeze drying, where the products are first frozen down and using high pressure vacuum the frozen berries go from frozen to dry without them melting in between which retains the almost 100% of the nutrients.
Acai berries are highly perishable and while other companies delay and use preservatives to make up for it, our raw organic acai berries are processed within a 24-hour period so we don’t need to. Ones the acai has been made into a powder it is much more stable and has a shelf life 12-18months.
If you see other acai berry powder with a brown color, it is an indication that the acai has been over-processed by being heated to temperatures above 80°C. That means the acai’s inherent nutrients have most probably been already destroyed.
The taste of our acai berry powder is naturally pleasant like a combination of mixed berries and dark chocolate. We used no artificial flavors to enhance its taste.
Enjoy our premium organic acai powder and its health benefits (use about one to three teaspoons per day) in fruit juices, smoothies and other drinks, yoghurts, ice creams, energy bars, jellies and other raw food products.
Impact Foods is more than capable of consistently supplying organic freeze-dried acai powder in bulk, private label and white label. We deliver to the UK and throughout Europe and can supply anything from 10kg to pallets of Acai Powder.