What is it?
The acai palm, commonly found throughout the Amazon, stands 15 to 25 meters tall. The mature wild tree has an average of 4 to 8 well-developed stems from a single seed and root system. It has pinnate leaves that start from a prominent crownshaft that is reddish color. The palm produces an edible fruit known as acai berry. The berry is round, 1-2 centimeters in diameter, with a single large seed which makes up 90% of the fruit. The seed is surrounded by stringy fibrous sheaths and a thin oily coating. The fruit is dark reddish to deep purple in color.
What is so good about it?
The acai berry has a unique tropical taste. It flavor has been described as mixture of raspberries and chocolate or blackberries and pomegranate. The fruit is grainy in texture. Laboratory tests show that acai is a rich source of anthocyaninc. Analysis also shows that acai is packed with unsaturated healthy fats that have a fatty acid ratio similar to olive oil.
How to use it
Acai is currently very appealing to consumers due to its exotic nature and "superfruit" status. It can be used in tropical drinks, smoothies, yogurts, ice creams, sherbet, tarts, jellies, syrups, sauces, and cocktails. It blends well with most fruits including banana, pineapple, papaya, and mango.
What iTi offers
iTi supplies organic acai products. The products are 100% natural, GMO free, and produced from fresh, ripe, carefully selected fruit. They do not contain any artificial color, flavors, or preservatives. The products are processed in a FDA registered facility which is HACCP and Kosher-certified.