The most authentic tasting acai.
Organic açaí pulp (60%), filtered water, evaporated organic cane sugar, organic concentrated fruit and vegetable juice (for color), citric acid, stabiliser xanthan gum
More about açaí...
What is açaí?
Acai (pronounced ( ah-sigh-EE ) is a fruit that grows on the Acai Palm Trees in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil. The Acai berry is small in size (smaller than a grape) and is dark purple in color. Acai is mostly seed, covered in a small amount of pulp. In fact, about 90% of the Acai berry is seed - it is important to note that no one eats the Acai berry seed.
What makes açaí so special?
While Acai may be small in size, it packs a nutritional punch unlike any other food in the world. Here are few highlights:
Incredible Antioxidant and Anthocyanins Levels
Simply put, Acai is one of the highest antioxidant fruits in the world. Acai has 10 times the antioxidant level of grapes and twice that of blueberries. Acai has 10 to 30 times the Anthocyanins of red wine.
The Acai berry is very rich in healthy Omega fats. Nearly 50% of the Acai berry is fat - with 74% of the fat coming from healthy unsaturated fats such as Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9.
Rich in Amino Acids and Protein
7.59% of the weight of the Acai pulp is from amino acids. 19 different amino acids have been identified in Acai. Since amino acids are the building blocks of protein, it is no surprise that you have over 8 grams of protein in a 100 gram serving of Acai.
Excellent source of Plant Sterols
Three plant sterols (or photosterols) have been identified in Acai - B-sitosterol, campesterol and sigmasterol. Photosterols have been shown to have numerous health benefits for maintaining healthy heart and digestive function.
Good source of Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and E are all present in Acai. In fact, Acai contain as much Vitamin C as blueberries and has over 1000 IU of Vitamin A for every 100 grams of Acai. In addition, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc are all found in Acai.
Good Source of Fiber
For a fruit, Acai has a strong fiber profile. There are about 3.0 grams of fiber in every 100 grams of LONG TAIL’S AÇAI PULP.
You would think anything this healthy must taste terrible - however, just the opposite is true. Acai has a berry and chocolate flavor that is truly unique and delicious. Acai is mostly used in smoothies, deserts and drinks.