From the lush Amazonian rainforests of Brazil, our açaí berries are frozen immediately after harvesting and then freeze-dried in the USA. The freeze-drying process is optimal for retaining the berry's potent nutrients. The açaí berry is loaded with antioxidants, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Açaí also contains many other micronutrients including resveratrol, polyphenols and flavanoids, as well as magnesium and potassium. Our açaí powder has a bold flavor and the taste can be described as a marriage between a sun-ripened blackberry and delicate dark chocolate. The creamy texture blends perfectly into shakes, smoothies, yogurts and dessert recipes.
Ingredients: Organic Freeze-Dried Açaí Powder (Euterpe Oleracea mart)
Allergy Info: Packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts.
Storage Info: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
Country of Origin: Brazil
How to Take Acai Berry Powder
Take 2 ½ teaspoons of acai powder with food or drinks. Simply blend acai berry powder with your favorite fruits and milk for a refreshing smoothie or juice. Mix acai powder into a yogurt parfait or sprinkle it on top of your morning oatmeal. It’s also delicious with desserts like tart frozen yogurt and makes a wonderful addition to chia seed pudding.
3 Surprising Health Benefits of Acai Powder
Acai powder is a rich source of protective antioxidants, omega fatty acids, amino acids, and dietary fiber. It also provides over 20 percent of the daily recommended value for vitamin A. The acai berries' nutrient content is mostly preserved in the freeze drying process.
1) Antioxidant Powerhouse: Full of antioxidants, acai berries have tested very well at defending the body by combating free radicals associated with disease and aging. Consumption of acai pulp and acai juice actually increases antioxidant concentration in the blood, which shows that the nutrients are effectively absorbed by the human body; these findings are the results of a 2008 study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
2) The Good Fats: Organic acai powder is a rich source of omega fatty acids (omega 3, 6, and 9)which are essential for human health. Omega-3 is the same essential fatty acid found in fatty fish, like salmon, which American diets often don't have enough of. The combination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids plays an important role in regulating metabolism and supporting heart health. These two essential fatty acids are required through diet since our bodies cannot produce them naturally.
3) Loaded with Nutrients: Acai berries are also an excellent source of amino acids, dietary fiber, calcium, and vitamin A. By weight, freeze-dried acai berry powder consists of nearly 8% amino acids, which help make proteins and support our metabolism. The powder's rich dietary fiber content supports digestive health and keeps us feeling full longer. Calcium supports the development and structure of our bones, while vitamin A protects the eye's retina.