Common Name: Acai
Botanical Name: Euterpe Oleracea
Processing varies slightly with different fruits, but all fruits are thoroughly washed prior to peeling or slicing. Once the preparation of the fruits is finished, they are placed on racks and put into the freeze dry machine. Water is then removed from the fruits through a process called sublimation. This process gives freeze dried fruits the ability to re-absorb water later on. Acai is considered to be a superfood due to its high nutritional value.
The freeze dried Acai is high in antioxidants, proteins, and vitamins. It also contains dietary fiber, iron, calcium, and anthocyanins which is associated with the ability to lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream. It has shown to be helpful to the digestive system by cleansing and detoxing the human body, and also boosts the immune system.