Açaí (pronounced as ah-sah-ee) is one of the highest nutritional superfruit in the world exclusive from the Amazon forest, the most biologically diverse place on Earth. For centuries, Açaí is used by the tribes as a secret medicine cure and provider of health and energy. It was discovered by the modern world and today it is prized by athletes, nutritionists and celebrities for its wonders.
Açaí provides you with so many health benefits and energy in one serving:
Highest level of antioxidant: Boost your immune system, neutralize free radicals (the bad guys from food, stress and environment) that damage your cells to cause cause illness, ageing and cancer.
High level of essential fatty acids, Omega 3, 6 & 9, amino acid and proteins: Provide you with energy, boost your strength and recovery from workout.
Very low GI (Glycemic Index): Increases your metabolism and aids you in your weight control.
Rich in dietary fibre: Great for your digestion and bowel system (After consuming it for 1-2 weeks, you will notice an increase in the times you clear your bowels and a much smoother bowel experience)
Over 50 essential minerals unique to the Amazonia soil: (iron, copper, zinc), electrolytes (magnesium, potassium, phosphate)
Despite its wonders, Açaí berry is a highly perishable fruit upon plucking them off the trees, so you will never be able to see them out of the Amazon. As such, the freshest and most nutritious way to consume it is in the frozen pulp form, compared to powder and other processed forms with reduced taste and nutrients.
Berries on the left are fresh berries, and photo on the right shows how the berries perish and totally dry up within days.
Our organic Açaí is wild harvested, hand-picked straight from the Acai Palm, Euterpe oleracea, from the Amazon by the Ribeirinhos (The River People living by the Amazon).
The Açaí Palm, Euterpe oleracea, from the Palm family, grows up to 25m in height. The average mature palm tree has 4-8 well-developed stems from a single seed and root system.
Cidinho, a Ribeirinhos, climbing up to the top of the Açaí Palm, checking and selecting the broom of Açaí berries that's ripe for picking.
Cidinho with his skillful descend down the > 20m tall Açaí Palm tree.
Cidinho gathers the brooms together to pick the Açaí berries.
Cidinho picking the Açaí berries off the broom. It is important to gather, handle and transport the berries with care and in the best practice, so that the highest quality and yield will be achieved during the pulping process.
Only the best organic Açaí berries are selected for the basket to be sent for pulping.
Unknown to most people, there's 2 reasons why you never see Acai berries out of the Amazon. Firstly, despite Açaí's wonders, it is a highly perishable fruit that starts perishing after 24 hours and fully fermented and dried up within days.
Second reason is that Acai is more like a stone fruit than a berry where inside lies a big seed. We are only consuming the skin which is so rich in antioxidant, nutrients and the layer of essential fatty acids underneath the skin. The skin is pretty hard and inedible as it is so the only way to consume it is to turn it into pulp.
At Poppy & Co, our selected baskets of organic Açaí berries are sent for pulping straight away in the same morning, so that the berries can be prepared into frozen pulp within 24 hours, to retain the maximum freshness and nutrients.
Our organic Açaí berries are prepared in the newest and highest standard facility in the country, to ensure the Açaí pulp is of the highest quality and safety standards.
The organic Açaí berries are washed and soaked in a huge tube, to clean and soften them for pulping.
The organic Açaí berries are funneled into the next station for pulping.
The Açaí pulp in liquid form is sent to the next station for filtering and lab tests, for quality and safety checks before sending it for packing.
The organic Açaí packets are sent for freezing before packing into the main packs.
Our frozen organic Açaí pulp are packed and sealed for shipping straight from the Amazon to you.
At Poppy and Co., we go straight to the source - the amazing Amazon forest - and work with the local community to bring you the freshest, highest quality organic Açaí.
Our organic Açaí is harvested, pulped and frozen within 24 hours to retain maximum freshness and nutrients
100% organic with NO pesticides
P100% pure with NO additives, preservatives, stabilizers, sweeteners, emulsifiers e.g. soy lecithin
GMO-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan friendly