This pouch contains 125g of Organic Freeze Dried Acai Berry Powder (Euterpe oleracea). This product is Vegan Society certified, Soil Association Organic Certified and for every pack sold Rainforest Foods will donate funds to Rainforest Concern to purchase one square meter of cloud forest to expand the Neblina Reserve in Ecuador. Acai berry is the small, purple berry of the Acai palm (Euterpe oleracea), a tree native to the Brazilian Amazon region. Acai berry has become very popular during the last few years, because of its high antioxidant levels. The broad spectrum of nutrition provided by Acai berry includes exceptionally high antioxidant content. Acai berry also includes a good supply of Omega fatty acids in the same ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 9 found in olive oil. Rainforest Foods Acai berry is sourced from one of the world’s leading producers (Sambazon). Its founders discovered Acai berry during a Millennium-eve surfing trip, and have since created a FairTrade-accredited supply chain that benefits thousands of local families, as well as protecting the Amazon rainforest through sustainable agriculture. A portion of all its profits is returned to the Amazon to promote education, provide health care and enable rainforest protection. This approach has won it major awards. Originally a wild plant, the Acai palm is now cultivated by farmers in Brazil, where it grows under rainforest conditions. Acai berry is picked by hand from the topmost branches of the tree. Its high fat content means that it can go off rapidly, so it is rushed to a processing plant once picked. Here it is pressed to extract the fruit pulp. There are several ways to process Acai pulp, but the method which best preserves nutrients is freeze-drying – rapidly freezing the pulp then warming and depressurising it to vaporise the frozen water content. This is the processing method our suppliers use. The freeze-dried pulp is milled to powder form and packed for transport. It takes over 20kg of fruit to ma
Highly concentrated – this pack contains the equivalent of 2.5kg of Acai berry fruit.
Sourced from Sambazon who operate a FairTrade supply chain that benefits 1000s of local families in the Amazon rainforest.
Produced from acai berry that has been freeze-dried, this minimises the amount of nutrients lost during processing.
Certified organic by the Soil Association and certified Vegan by the Vegan Society.
Rainforest Foods will fund the purchase of one square metre of cloud forest in the Neblina Reserve in Ecuador for every pack sold.