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the production of açaí

the production of açaí

Harvest to frozen smoothie pack under 24 hours. Your acai can't be any more fresh of the tree!

Along the borders of the largest river complex in the world, the Amazon, the acai palm trees grow in abundance. Far away from urbanization, they absorb the best of Mother Nature and preserve it in their fruit, the delicious purple berries: acai. The palm trees can be harvested once a year, with timing depending on a number of factors, yet falls somewhere between July and November. Only through generations of experience the locals are able to harvest at the right place the right time.

The locals live in harmony with the Amazon and know the jungle like the back of their hand. For generations they have been able to find the best branches in this gigantic delta. Then the actual work commences. With the flexibility of a panther and a knife between their teeth, local acai farmers shimmy up acai palm trees where they harvest the renewable branches manually. Back on firm ground the acai berries are stripped in typical baskets and loaded into small boats. After which the acai berries are transported straight to the cooperative.

Here, that same day, a local producer selects your acai. As quickly as possible the berries are stoned, pasteurized and flash frozen. Every phase is in accordance with strict food safety regulations, i.e. recent international standards ISO 22.000. The whole process, from the harvest up to the finished smoothie pack, is completed in less than 24 hours, resulting in the freshest acai on the market! At last the flash frozen packs are transported to our warehouse in Belgium. Our method of working ensures a superior quality product.

This process is the only available working method to preserve the nutritional value and  is the reason why ataste choses to work with flash frozen smoothie packs. The freshest and best preserved acai, straight from the tree in your ataste recipe.

What is açaí?

What is açaí?

A little purple berry filled with antioxidants and which only grows alongside the banks of the Amazone!

Why açaí?

Why açaí?

Because it’s healthy and delicious! Discover the numerous advantages of acai.

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The origins of acai

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Acai (a-sa-hi) is a purple berry grown on the banks of the Amazon in Brazil.