What is Açaí?Açai is a berry grown in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. It is known as one of the world's greatest superfoods, and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, healthy fats and fibre. Uniquely, it is one of the only fruits that is naturally sugar free, making it ideal for ketogenic and other low carb dieters. In fact, one serving contains 0g of net carbs! Our product is certified organic, non-GMO and kosher, and contains no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Visit the Recipes page for a range of scrumptious ideas for using açai to make a range of tasty treats! Inner Glow Superfoods is based in Toronto, Canada, and currently offers our frozen açaí purée across Ontario.
Origins:Inner Glow Superfood's açaí purée comes from berries that are handpicked by local farmers in the heart of the Amazon rainforest of Brazil. It is helping to support livelihood opportunities for traditionally isolated communities, and is also helping to preserve the rainforest by increasing the demand for sustainable Amazonian resources. Açaí berries are picked from the açaí palm tree, which can grow to be up to 25 metres high. There are two harvesting seasons for the fruit each year. In Brazil açaí farmers are called peconheiros because they use an artisanal tool called a peconha, which is made out of leaves. Interestingly, this tool is typically used by their feet to pick the berries. Peconheiros live in small farming villages along the banks of the Amazon river where the berries are picked. Then, the berries are transferred by river to larger processing plants for pasteurization. After being pasteurized they are immediately frozen into purées or freeze-dried into powder. This process is completed within 24 hours of the berries being picked in order to lock in nutrients for optimal quality.
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