Acai, the Brazilian super berries, are sweeping the health fraternity off its feet, with athletes, surfers, joggers and any other next-door fitness freak making acai a must-have in their daily diet. Now there’s no denying that these dark purple tiny berries from the soils of Amazon contain a whole lot of healthy nutrients to make heads turn. But it’s also important to understand what are the actual acai benefits and what are mostly publicity and marketing for acai berries.

What acai isn’t…

For all we know, consuming acai do not directly lead to weight loss, nor does it add some extra sparks to your libido and nor do they give you any magical anti-aging power. Nectar Fruits is passionate about acai, but we are equally passionate about spreading the right knowledge about acai. As one of the finest acai berry suppliers in Australia, we owe not just quality products to our many esteemed customers, but also quality information. So, what’s the best way to go for acai?

Choose organic raw acai powders…

Acai is sold in many forms — acai frozen pulp, acai powder, acai juices, acai smoothie packs (sweetened or unsweetened), acai bars, acai capsules, etc. You will also find many brands and labels selling acai — the petruz acai, the Sambazon acai, the Nativo acai and many more. But we advise you to choose organic raw acai powders as much as possible whenever you are buying acai from any of these sellers, be it in Australia or beyond.

What acai is…

You may ask why Nectar Fruits recommends acai powders? That’s because most of the commercially available acai products have very low amounts of actual acai. So all the good nutrients that this berry naturally bears within it, are lost in the process. Raw acai powders are the least processed and have minimum sugar, carbohydrate, sodium or energy in it. They are also high in anthocyanins, calcium, iron and vitamin A, all of which processed acai do not have. The high fibre content in raw acai or raw acai powders removes the bad cholesterols from the body and controls the appetite so that you feel full for a longer time. Thus, you get to easily check those temptations for unhealthy quick bites and therefore, tend to be more fit and healthy.

Limit processed acai…

It’s occasionally good to have that scrumptious acai bowl at your favourite beach cafe, or buy those yummy acai smoothie packs from your preferred acai berry suppliers, but remember: the key is to keep it ‘occasional’. The juices, the acai bowls and the sorbets taste amazing no doubt, but because they are processed acai, they are very low on real acai content. They would surely give you more energy (about 300-600 kilojoules per serving) compared to the organic raw acai powders (providing only 60-70 kilojoules of energy), but the latter, in all its fairness, is the best way to have your acai.

So, buy your acai right, indulge on processed acai sometimes if you so wish and keep exploring our Nectar Fruits store.