Pulpa Freeze Dried Acai Berry Powder 500 gram
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What is an Acai berry?
Acai comes from the Acaizeiro palm tree that is indigenous and thrives in the Amazon basin of Brazil. The berries grow in large bunches at the top of the palm tree and are deep violet in colour and somewhat resemble a large blueberry. Many describe the taste as combining berries with an earthy- chocolaty flavour.
FREEZE DRIED POWDER
The freeze drying process retains all the nutritional properties of acai through reducing the pulp into a fine powder at very low temperatures. Unlike extracts, freeze dried acai completely captures the unique synergy of nutritional benefits found in acai and is completely pure with no carrying agents. We guarantee our freeze dried powder to be the very best quality and we back this up fully with our nutritional analysis. It is simply pure acai with nothing added and is excellent as a versatile ingredient.
ADVANTAGES OF PULPA FREEZE DRIED ACAI
The best quality acai available
ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) Value of 491.6 units per gram. This is extremely high and really illustrates the antioxidant capacity of Pulpa acai. We also provide a breakdown of the TEAC value, levels of anthocyanins, and total polyphenols.
24 month shelf life
100% Pure – No carrying agents, additives or preservatives
Made from the highest grade acai pulp available with a dry down ratio of 8.1.
Fully and independently tested for the full range of nutritional and antioxidant properties found in our acai.
The Difference Between Freeze Dried Powder and Extracts
Extracts are normally made from spray dried acai powder and are often found in acai capsules. Spray drying is done at high temperatures and tends to loose over 40% of the nutritional qualities. In addition they require large amounts of carrying agents (40-50%) such as starch or maltodextrin to help aid the shelf life. These products tend to contain less than half the amount of acai with a 4:1 ratio compared to the freeze dried versions that have over double this. In total, extracts are often 6-8 times less potent than the freeze dried versions and this can be reflected in the cheaper price.
ORAC Value of Pulpa Acai
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a unit value assigned by researchers to determine the antioxidant value and potency of a given food. Foods with a high ORAC value are beneficial to the body by increasing plasma antioxidant levels, therefore helping protect the cells from damage by oxygen radicals.
Research suggests that the average person only gets about 1200 ORAC unit servings of fruit and vegetables daily. However 3000+ ORAC units are required on a daily basis to have a significant impact on plasma and tissue antioxidant capacity.
Pulpa Freeze Dried powder is independently tested as having extremely high ORAC levels with a 3g teaspoon providing around 1500 units and two teaspoons around 3000 units.This comes from the highest quality acai with nothing added.
NUTRITIONAL INFO PER 100G PER 30G SERVING
Calories 525kcal / 2203kj
Total Fat 50g 1.5g
Omega 6 6.91g 207mg
Omega 9 23.5g 0.7g
Iron 4.3mg Trace
Total Carbs 10g 0.3g
Protein 9.2 276mg
Dietary Fibre 26g 0.8g
Calcium 156mg 4.68mg
Potassium 530.3mg 16mg
Vitamin B1 1.36mg Trace
Vitamin B2 1.21mg Trace
Vitamin C 2mg Trace
Vitamin E 20mg 0.6mg
Glucose 0.23% 0.23%
Fructose 0.14% 0.14%
ANTIOXIDANT ANALYSIS PER 100G PER 30G SERVING
Anthocyanins 18004mg 540mg
ORAC (Trolox Units) 49162 1475
TEAC (Trolox Unuts) 11100.00% 3.33
Total Polyphenols 18,160 mg / GAE 544.8 mg / GAE