Acai Powder - Freeze Dried (Organic)

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Product Name Price Qty
Freeze-Dried Acai Powder Organic 4oz
$27.79
Freeze-Dried Acai Powder Organic 16oz
$97.35
Acai Powder - 5 lbs.
$301.95

The next best thing to eating Açaí berries straight from the tree! Our Açaí powder is 100% freeze-dried organic Açaí (with no added fillers), sustainably-sourced and meticulously cared for from the heart of the Amazon to you.

Our freeze-drying process ensures that the Açaí berry's powerful antioxidants, essential fatty acids, protein and fiber are protected (other Açaí products use high heat) so you get the tastiest, most nutritious Açaí this side of the Amazon jungle.

  • Pure, nutritious Açaí berry pulp in convenient, long-lasting powdered form
  • Great for smoothies, ice creams, and other recipes.
  • Freeze-dried (not spray-dried) for maximum nutrient protection and flavor profile
  • Absolutely no fillers or sweeteners
  • Positive Impact: preserves precious rainforest and indigenous culture
  • Traceable, ethical supply chain

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Organic Acai

Açaí for a sustainable rainforest

  Açaí harvesting preserves precious rainforest. The high market value of Açaí creates an alternative to destructive industries like logging, mining, drilling, and cattle ranching. However, the modern world's discovery of Açaí has prompted a gold rush to fill demand for this nutritious Amazon superfruit. Unscrupulous companies cut corners and produce lower-quality Açaí with non-Fair-Trade supply chains - even clear-cutting rainforest for Açaí plantations! Our supply chain starts with a network of indigenous villagers — about ten thousand small family farmers — who harvest fresh Açaí palm berries in virgin rainforest or in reforested ecological reserves where the trees have been planted to encourage the return of other plants and wildlife.

Açaí quality & integrity

Essential Living Foods was among the first to supply Fair Trade and organic certified Açaí, and our partners continue to work on reducing the carbon footprint throughout our supply chain in Brazil.

Our partners also collaborate with local NGOs to ensure positive social and environmental impacts, which to date include preserving over two million acres of Amazon rainforest, the construction of village schools and community centers, sustainability and resource-management training, and conversion of facilities and local community businesses to alternative fuels (such as burning Açaí seeds instead of virgin wood).

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freshly picked acai berries

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Açaí for nutrition and great taste

Since Açaí can lose much of its nutritional value after harvest, our entire supply chain is optimized to ensure speedy processing. Within 24 hours of harvest, the berries are washed, de-seeded, and puréed at our pristine, certified organic facility on the edge of the rainforest. The thick, antioxidant-rich purée is quickly flash-pasteurized (as required by law), then collected in stainless steel containers.

A more accurate name for freeze drying would be "vacuum freezing." First the purée is frozen, which causes the water to crystallize. Then a vacuum is created inside the machine, which causes the water to 'boil' off, essentially as 'cold steam.' Freeze drying preserves foods much closer to their original state than high-heat processes - which oxidize fats, denature proteins and carbohydrates, and destroy delicate phytochemicals and antioxidants, and of course damaging flavor and aroma.

Other Açaí powders may contain maltdextrin and other fillers and are usually dried at high temperature, boiling off flavor and aroma chemicals, oxidizing delicate fatty acids, and damaging vital antioxidants.

In addition to removing water, vacuum freezing tends to boil off some of the more volatile components, including citric acid. Since citric acid acts as a natural preservative, a small amount is added back in to the final powder to keep it fresh.

The resulting powder is vacuum packed and shipped to our air-conditioned facility in Southern California.

The Ripple Effect

You are powerful

In addition to our Açaí's quality, purity, and nutritional potency, our supply chain ensures positive social and ecological impact in the rainforest.

This product is your vote for a better world. Across the planet, we seek the finest superfoods and pay a premium for the exceptional craftsmanship of small farmers, cooperatives, and indigenous communities. We also give back 1% to local non-profits like Amazon Watch, who protect the land and the communities who depend on it.

Every Product has an origin

and an impact

You stand at the finish line of an amazing journey with a miraculous beginning: Soil, Water, Sunshine...and Seed. With care and craftsmanship, Life unfolds, blossoms, and thrives. No chemicals needed. Just skill, hard work, and love for the land.

Every point on this map is a place that you touch. A farm. A community. An economy. An ecosystem.

These are the origins. You are the source.

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