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ah-sah-EE!

That's how you ask for the most loved berry in Brazil.

Although the açaí berry is originally produced in the northern rainforests of the Amazon, it is in Rio de Janeiro that we learned to consume the fruit frozen purée with other fruits and toppings.

It's a perfect combination with the healthy beach lifestyle way of life of the 'carioca'.
 

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The açaí berry is the fruit of a palm tree called açaízeiro (Euterpe oleracea). Purple and clustered in bunches, the berry is characteristic of the forests of South America, especially Brazil.

Considered the black gold of the Amazon, açaí strongly moves the local economy of the regions with greater abundance of this fruit: Pará and Amapá, which are located in northern Brazil.

The fruit harvest occurs with the removal of the cluster, called cacho. After harvesting, the fruit goes through a depulping process that results in açaí pulp – one of the richest and consumed food in the regions of plenty of açaí.

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BENEFITS

Gluten Free

Avoid inflammation and damage in the intestinal tracts and other parts of the body.

Vegan

Well-planned vegan diet following healthy eating guidelines, and contain all the nutrients that our bodies need.

Lipid

Responsible for metabolic fuel, increasing immunity and making the body work better and with more energy.

Anthocyanins

Substance responsible for the purple color of the acai berry, with antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals, reduces bad cholesterol.

Calcium

Essential for healthy bones and teeth.

Aminoacids

Provide a quick muscle recovery.

Protein

Help in the formation of muscle mass which generates strength and definition of the body and ensure a proper functioning of the immune system.

Omega 6/9

Favors the production of good cholesterol fighting hypertension.