Açaí (pronounced Ah-sah-ee) is an ancient berry which grows along the banks of the Amazon river on açaí palm trees. It’s about the size of a grape and has an incredible dense purple colour. This fully sustainable crop has been used as a staple food by indigenous tribes for centuries and is rapidly becoming one of the world's most sought after superfoods offering a combination of incredible taste with extraordinary health benefits.
Kilo for kilo the açaí berry contains more antioxidants than any other fruit in the world. It’s densely packed with essential omega fatty acids, protein, calcium, vitamins A & C, and other minerals unique to the Amazonian soil.
What does this all mean?
Regular servings of açaí is known to slow down the aging process, lower cholesterol levels, improve blood circulation, maintain a healthy weight and increase energy levels and stamina.
It’s the mother of all superfoods!
Guarana syrup is what we add to the raw açaí to sweeten the taste and give it its creamy texture - you can also use honey if you prefer. Guarana is another amazing Amazonian superfood. Its seeds, the size of coffee beans, have been consumed by Indigenous people for centuries and more recently by Brazilians who typically use it instead caffeine. It’s also a powerful antioxidant with many great health benefits including increased memory and alertness and because it makes you feel fuller for longer, it’s also effective for weight control.