Produce Express offers pure Acai (pronounced “ah-sigh-EE”) from Sambazon. Their Acai is wild-harvested and sourced directly from local farmers based in northern Brazil where Acai groves are an important part of the fragile ecosystem. Sambazon has been sourcing Acai from northern Brazil since 1999 and continues to only work with locals and are Fair Trade, Organic, Vegan, and non-GMO.
The acai fruit looks a lot like a blueberry, but unlike the pulpy flesh of the blueberry, acai has a hard, inedible seed covered by a very thin, edible skin that is packed with nutrients. The thickness of acai is an indication of how many fruit solids—and therefore nutrients– it contains. Sambazon Acai maintains the taste of real acai– a velvety, natural, dark chocolate taste- because it is free of additives or filler juices. The mild and creamy acai packs are neither sweet, nor tart, allowing you to sweeten to your customer’s desired taste.
history & application
Acai bowls have been popping up on menus all over Sacramento, following a craze that has been all the rage among consumers in Southern California and the Bay Area for years. Acai berries became popular in the early 2000s when they were found to improve blood sugar management. Acai berries also contain anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant benefits from polyphenols which are most dark berries such as blackberries and cranberries.
Although acai bowls and smoothies are great on breakfast menus, consumers love acai any time of the day. Acai bowls are a delicious meal replacement when topped with a variety of fruit, granola, nuts, and seeds. Acai is also the perfect alternative to ice cream and frozen yogurt.