Freeze-Dried Açaí Powder, Brazil
Açaí, the superfruit of the Amazon
You've likely heard people talking about it, seen them taking pictures of it, or enjoyed a bowl of it yourself—Brazilian freeze-dried açaí powder is popping up everywhere. It's no surprise, this superfruit of the Amazon has a lot to offer when it comes to nutrition and flavor!
Over the years, açaí has played an increasingly important role for Brazil and its farmers; improving the livelihood of communities, providing safe and stable working conditions and much needed economic resources. What is açaí, though, and why should you use it in your home or kitchen?
What is açaí?
Açaí is a "superfruit" that resembles a blueberry and is often referred to as a berry, but this fruit actually isn't a berry at all. It's a drupe, a fleshy fruit with a single seed—more closely related to peaches and olives than berries. The round, berry-like fruit hangs from drape-like branches and ripens to black or purple in color.
Açaí has been popularized due to its nutritional value and distinct flavor and is frequently found in smoothies, fruit bowls, and an ever-increasing number of foods and beverages. The round, berry-like fruit hangs from drape-like branches and ripens to black or purple in color.
Where does açaí grow?
Açaí is the fruit of the Eutrpe Oleracea palm, which is native to Brazil, Peru, Trinidad, and several other nations. These trees are commonly found in swamps and floodplains regions. Açaí is harvested twice a year.
Why use Brazilian Freeze-dried açaí powder instead of fresh açaí fruit?
What does açaí taste like?
This fleshy little fruit is often described as having a similar flavor to both raspberries and pomegranates, but earthier, less sweet, and similar notes to those found in cacao.
How to use freeze-dried açaí berry powder in your fruit bowls and smoothies
Brazilian freeze-dried açaí powder can be easily added to shakes, smoothies, and fruit bowls by simply mixing in water or adding alongside other ingredients during the blending process. We suggest starting with 1-2 tablespoons per eight-ounce serving and adjusting to fit your specific taste preferences.
Often times, açaí is also sweetened with sugar, honey, or traditionally gauraná, but we personally enjoy letting the other fruits naturally lend their sweetness to the final product rather than adding additional sugars. Ours is 100% real Açaí powder with no fillers. Try for yourself in fruit bowls, smoothies, and more.
Shop any of Slofoodgroup's great spices and flavor products for other wonderful flavor additions! Then, customize your nutritious culinary creations as you see fit.
*Our açaí powder is all-natural, gluten free, rich in antioxidants, certified kosher, and non-GMO (because our customers deserve the best).
This is the second time I’ve bought this I use it in smoothies it’s great
Very good, I purchased Madagascar vanilla beans and Acai Powder. The items were packaged very well and as described. I am in the process of making my first batch of homemade vanilla. The Acai powder has a sweet taste; I mix it with my juice.
I bought this to try out since I'm working on eating healthier, and it sounded promising. I'm enjoying it so far; I've been mixing it in with smoothies, or adding it to a protein shake or oatmeal. It doesn't have a very strong taste. I thought it would be more of a finer, dry powder, but it's actually slightly moist, and clumps together/gets a little stuck in the spice shaker I'm storing it in. Not a bad thing, just not what I was expecting! I'd probably buy this again.