The acaí berry grows on a palm that has a long thin trunk up to 25m high with a group of branches at the top from which hangs ribbon-like leaves. Acaí berries hang from these branches in clusters. Traditionally the acai berries would be picked by hand and the tribe’s men would shimmy up the tree and cut the branches from the top of the palm tree rich in acai berries.
One portion (100 grams, or just under half a cup) of açaí berry puree provides calories, 1.4g of protein, 18g of carbohydrates, and 0.2g of fat. These berries are not a significant source of any vitamin or mineral. This nutrition information is provided by the USDA, it provides nutritional data for puree only.
Açaí berries themselves, which spoil quickly, are rarely sold. Açaí is imported to the U.S., and it’s most commonly available in three forms:
Powder: Bags of açaí powder are available at most supermarkets. This powder can be blended into smoothies, bowls, oatmeal, yogurt, baked goods, and other dishes. It typically contains a concentrated amount of nutrients and fiber.
Puree: This is usually sold frozen, and it tends to be particularly flavorful. It’s popular in smoothies.
Juice: Açaí juice is often mixed with other fruits, such as pomegranate or blueberry. Check the label to make sure extra sugar hasn’t been added.
Nacttive USA can offer all types of Acaí berries, from liquid, puree and powder forms. Our products carry the following certifications: Organic, Kosher, GMP, HACCP and Allergen Free.