Açaí is a highly nutritious berry that grows on a tall, thin palm in the Amazon floodplains.
High in the canopy of its pristine environment, the açaí palm produces clusters of dark purple berries. Although similar in the look and size of a blueberry, the açaí berry is mostly comprised of a large seed. The purple skin of the berry is what possesses tremendous health properties and has been used as a staple food by Amazon natives for centuries.
Acai palms can reach heights of up to 80 feet.The cluster of berries is called the cacho. Palms produce 4-8 cachos per year.Each basket, called a lata, weighs about 15 kg of raw fruit.Harvesters make a foot strap called a peconha to help climb the acai trees.
EAT WELL, BE WELL
Açaí is a great source of phytochemicals (organic plant compounds) that promote optimum health and longevity through boosting the immune system and maintaining healthy cells.
Açaí contains 16 types of antioxidant compounds, which help cleanse body of harmful free radicals.
Açaí has a strong protein profile similar to an egg. This helps to build, repair, and protect muscle tissue.
Açaí is loaded with healthy fats which help maintain healthy blood cholesterol.
Low Glycemic Index
The low GI of açaí helps to control weight, prevent heart disease, and prolong physical endurance.
Essential Amino Acids
Açaí has been discovered to contain ALL of the essential amino acids and nutrients required by a human body. This very rare composition is ideal to maintain a well functioning metabolism, support a good immune system, and help prevent major health problems or disease.