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An Antioxidant Powerhouse

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An Abundance of Antioxidants

Açaí is one of the Earth’s most potent sources of antioxidants. Açaí berries are high in anthocyanins, the phytochemicals that give the berry its purplish red color, and are widely known for their health benefits in preserving cell integrity by protecting cells from free radicals. For the health conscious consumer base, the addition of açaí increases the intake of these phytonutrients which in turn may reduce the risk of cancer, lower cholesterol and promote skin health.

Breakfast Applications: Start Your Day with Açaí

Açaí is an excellent source of dietary fiber, phytonutrients, and fatty acids as well as iron, calcium & vitamin A. Açaí provides an exotic and exciting energy boost to spice up your breakfast when added to fruit juices, smoothies, yogurts, and açaí bowls. An açaí bowl is very similar to a thick smoothie that contains açaí puree, some type of frozen or fresh fruit (like banana or mango), and sometimes soy, almond or coconut milk to thin the mixture out while providing a little bit of creaminess. An açaí bowl may incorporate any number of possible ingredients to offer a well-balanced meal. These might include oatmeal, granola, fresh fruit, yogurt and more. Açaí’s high fiber content keeps you feeling full and satiated, making an açaí bowl or smoothie a perfect match for the health conscious consumer.

Chocolate is the Answer!

Açaí presents an earthy, well-rounded flavor that is excellent when combined with chocolate and other sweet treats. Try combining açaí with banana, mango, chocolate and coconut milk to give yourself a tasty, dairy free smoothie high in nutrients that satisfies your sweet tooth in a healthier way. Incorporating açaí in chocolate drinks, ice creams, sorbets and other treats adds a tropical twist to traditional flavors.

Drink Applications

Açaí is a versatile ingredient that can be sweetened up when combined with fresh fruits or other fruit juices, such as mango and banana, adding nutritious phytochemicals into your beverage. Açaí is very low in sugar and offers detoxification properties. It is an excellent addition to beverages or drinkable yogurts that will boost the nutritional content of the product. Consuming nutrient dense liquids, such as açaí, is a fast way to absorb nutrients into the blood stream providing an energy boost.

Product is Organic

All the açaí that iTi Tropicals supplies is not only wild grown and harvested, it is organic and non-GMO. Organic agricultural practices produce environmentally friendly products excluding the use of synthetic components such as pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. Products that are certified organic are not sourced from genetically modified ingredients. The organic symbol can be used as a marketing tool on the labels of finished products.