FAQ

How do I say it?
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Where is Açaí from?
This little bitty berry grows on palm trees in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil

Is Açaí really loaded with Antioxidants?
You bet! Açaí berries contain 500% more antioxidants than blueberries and 60% more than pomegranates

What is an ORAC Score?
ORAC represents the Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity.  The average person needs over 3,000 ORAC units per day to fight free radical damage. Most Americans only get about 1200*

What’s a Free Radical?
Free radicals are formed inside or outside the body through multiple means including exercise, pollution, and certain foods. Free radicals cause ‘oxidation’ that can lead to cell damage. Free radicals are thought to be the biggest factor in aging and disease. Antioxidants help defend healthy cells, protect the body, and support overall wellness by neutralizing free radicals

Can people eat Açaí berries themselves, like strawberries or blueberries?
No. Unlike many other berries, Açaí is 90% seed and 10% pulp making it impossible to eat raw. In order for humans to consume Açaí, it must be processed into a pulp

How do Brazilians eat and drink Açaí?
Brazilians top meat, fish and other foods with fresh Açaí pulp. It is often frozen and mixed with Guaraná syrup (for energy), as well as organic cane juice to bring out the flavor notes of the berry.  Açaí has become mainstream, spreading throughout Brazil over the past 10 years. Virtually every street corner in Rio has an Açaí sign

How can Açaí have Omega Fatty Acids?
Açaí is 90% seed and 10% pulp. The omegas originate in the seed and are gradually absorbed into the fruit pulp

*Dr. Guohua (Howard) Cao, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, “Can Foods Forestall Aging”, http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/feb99/aging0299.htm?pf=1