What are Açaí Berries?
The Amazon Superfood ™
Açaí is more than just a purple berry. In fact, it's thought to be the most powerful superfood in the Amazon. Grown on the Açaí palm in the floodplains of the rainforest and wild harvested by hand, this nutritional powerhouse has long been a staple of indigenous diets.
Açaí pronunciation can be difficult at first, but this video can help you solve the mystery and master the AH-SIGH-EE pronunciation once and for all.
Açaí is full of anthocyanins that tackle free radicals to help keep your defenses high. Just like blueberries, only tastier!
PACKED FULL OF HEALTHY OMEGAS 3,6,9:
Açaí supports heart health, brain function, and healthy skin and hair with a fatty acid profile similar to that of olive oil, walnuts, and fish!
LOW IN NATURALLY OCCURRING SUGARS:
Açaí is low in naturally occurring sugars which means less sugar spikes and more goodness.
HEALTHY DOESN'T USUALLY TASTE THIS GOOD
Somewhere in between mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine -- that’s where you can find the distinctively exotic taste of Açaí. Who said healthy can’t taste exquisite?
ALWAYS ORGANIC. ALWAYS FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED.
From the beginning, SAMBAZON was as much about giving back to the community of farmers and protecting the biodiversity of the Amazon as it was providing this delicious, nutritious food to the world.
By creating our own vertical supply chain of Certified Organic and Fair Trade Açaí, we were able to do all of this, establishing a direct connection between our farmers and you along the way.
The Benefits of Certified Organic Açaí
Açaí may be hard to pronounce, but its many benefits make it easy to love. Wild harvested by hand from the rainforest’s palm trees for centuries, this purple berry is thought to be the most powerful superfood in the Amazon. It’s packed with free radicals-fighting antioxidants and healthy omegas 3, 6, and 9, low in naturally occurring sugars—and loaded with flavor! Plus, we have the best Açaí in the world.
PALM TO PALM
We believe in transparency. And we understand how important it is to know the food you and your family consume is of the highest quality, while also being ethically sourced, transported, and processed.
By creating our own supply chain, we can oversee every step of its journey, from the moment our fair trade food is hand-harvested and transported by riverboats, to its inspection (by hand) and environmentally responsible processing. It’s our guarantee to you: From the palm of the tree to the palm of your hand.
Our Certified Organic and Fair Trade Açaí is hand harvested by local farmers that minimize our impact on the local eco-system.
Transported by riverboat down the Amazon, our berries are then checked for quality, color, consistency and aroma directly on our dock.
Our berries are processed at two of the most advanced, eco-friendly Açaí processing plants in the world.
This is where you come in. Enjoy the delicious, nutritious, responsibly sourced berry, and get your purple smile!
The Journey of the Açaí Berry
The Açaí berry is thought to be the most powerful of over 200 fruits found in the Amazon.
Not only does it contain bountiful nutritional value, SAMBAZON also helps to protect the Amazon Rainforest and its rich biodiversity by working directly with family farmers who wild-harvest the Açaí from tall palm trees. Learn about the impact you make when you purchase Açaí from SAMBAZON here.
Ancient legend tells us the entire Amazon was born of a single seed of Açaí. A gift from Princess Iaçã (her name spells Açaí backwards), its legendary powers are said to have saved its people from starvation while creating abundance for all who lived there.