Acaiberries (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) are the fruit of a palm tree (Euterpe oleracea) that grows in flood plains of the Amazon basin.
Acai berries are quite small, with a diameter of just 1-2 centimetres, only about 10 per cent of which is the edible skin and pulp. Nevertheless, these tiny berries are highly nutritious, and have been a staple part of the Brazilian diet for centuries. In fact, their discovery is the stuff of legend.
Acai berries are jam-packed with nutritional and health benefits. Here are some of the highlights, but for a full summary, download Acai berries' Nutrition Guide.
Acai berries are an extremely rich source of a group of antioxidants
called anthocyanins, which are compounds that help offset the effects of free radicals, reducing their volatility and limiting the amount of damage they can cause.
The antioxidant activity of the anthocyanins in acai berry is backed up by vitamin E, an important antioxidant in its own right, and the minerals iron, calcium, and magnesium.
Acai powder is a valuable source of fatty acids, and is especially rich in omega9 fats. It have benefits for your skin, your heart and blood vessels and the rest of your body too, and may even help protect you from certain health problems.
acai berries are a great food to base your breakfast on is that they have a low glycaemic index (GI). The carbohydrates they contain are converted into glucose by the body in a slow, steady fashion. Start your day with sustained energy
Good fibre that makes you feel full and helps stabilise your blood sugar, which in turn diminishes your appetite and may help you manage your weight.
Acai Berry Fruit Bars and Fruit Flakes
Your Daily Antioxidants Made Easy!! We put all the goodness of Acai into a super tasty snack, ready to eat at any time, harnessing the power of the Acai Berry from the Amazon Rainforests in Brazil.
Froothie supply the Tambor brand of Acai, which is the name behind one of the world's highest quality organic frozen Acai pulp brands. It is also one of the only frozen organic Acai currently available in Australia.
Unlike most Acai products in the Australian market, Tambor Acai is presented to you in its traditional Brazilian frozen puree form. This ensures our Acai maintains all of its natural nutritional greatness!
Whether you gulp down a smoothie for breakfast, sit down over a traditional Brazilian bowl at lunch, or blend it with your favourite ice cream or yoghurt for dessert, Acai is perfect for everybody everyday.