What does it taste like?
Imagine a blend of chocolate and mixed berry flavours. Sprinkled on cereal or mixed with smoothies, yoghurt or desserts – you name it, açaí enhances it!
The world has Açaí fever! This little Brazilian berry that grows in the Amazon rainforest is jam-packed with nutritional benefits. So what is it about this superfood that makes our bodies glow – and how can you be sure you’re getting what you’re paying for?
Açaí is one of the most nutrient-rich foods in the world. In one little berry, you get an excellent source of protein, carbs, fibre and essential fatty acids. It also contains a range of essential vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, iron, potassium and calcium. But what really sets açaí berries apart is their super-high antioxidant content – you get double the antioxidant content of blueberries and up to 30 times more anthocyanins than a glass of red wine. So what does this mean for your body?
Açaí contains over 16 different types of antioxidants, helping to cleanse and detoxify your body, banishing tiredness, bloating and stress.
Açaí accelerates cell and tissue growth, aiding skin repair, and increases moisture and elasticity in the skin. It also contains selenium, a rare antioxidant to regenerate skin cells, and zinc to regulate the oil in our skin and control the hormones responsible for acne.
Strong immune system
With 17 principle minerals, omegas and antioxidants, açaí helps support a healthy immune system.
Steady blood sugar
Containing very little sugar, açaí is a low-GI food, which means it’s slow to digest and creates only a small fluctuation in blood glucose. No sugar highs or slumps!
The high antioxidant content of açaí may also help with general brain functioning and memory.
1 berry, 3 ways
It’s next to impossible to get fresh açaí berries in Australia but the frozen pulp is almost as good and perfect for smoothies.
Freeze drying açaí is one of the most highly recommended forms of the product because it preserves the high nutrient content. Available in capsule or powder form.
The thick consistency of pureed açaí reflects the rich organic nutrient content. Pour on ice cream, in yoghurt or drizzle over fruit salad!