Why is Acai Berry not in the Supermarket?

If you look for this fruit in your local market chances are you won’t find it.  Unless, of course you happen to live in a town near the Amazon rainforest.

This small purple berry is a fruit of the tropical Acai palm which grows in Central and South America.

Despite acai berries numerous endorsements by celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Rachel Ray and Brad Pitt (who used it when preparing to make the film ‘Burn after Reading’), the only real source for obtaining this nutrient dense product is online.

Part of the problems stems from the fact that acai berries are highly perishable. Within 24 hours of being harvested, acai berry loses the potency of its numerous nutrients and becomes less effective. So unless you live near Brazil, eating fresh Acai is next to impossible.


Fortunately advancements in flash freezing has meant that acai berry can now be more easily preserved and converted into supplements, purees, juices and powders.

Yet, even then, accessing acai berry products is difficult.

As it requires processing, by the time this product reaches the supermarket shelves, through the traditional supply chain, it has dramatically risen in price. The only real affordable way to access this fruit is to buy it online.

Search Google and you’ll find a number of reputable sources for this nutritious fruit who will happily ship their juices/supplements to anywhere in the world. This is perfectly normal, however, the one thing you should be conscious of during your research is the quality of these products.

Firstly, check to see how the berry has been processed. If it has undergone anything other than flash freezing, then don’t buy it. If you do you could potentially be investing in product that may have lost a significant amount of its nutrients along the way.

One acai berry product we recommend is Pure Acai Berry. Made from 100% pure, unaltered acai berry, this product is easily the most potent acai berry product on the market offering consumers 1500mg per a serving. However the most notable element to this supplement is its backing and credentials:

• Certificates of analysis and purity
• Immediate fast weight loss from day 1
• Quality assured, produced in CGMP facilities
• Powerful antioxidant support – highest ORAC rating

For more information about Pure Acai Berry and how it can assist in your weight loss, visit www.pureacaiberry.com


Acai Berry – Who is Talking About Acai?

Here is a summary of who is talking about Acai berries and, more importantly, what they are saying:

Brad Pitt – used acai berry to help weight loss when he needed to get fit and reduce body fat to star in the recent movie “Burn After Reading”.  Sure he exercised as well, acai berry products gave him the energy to train, and helped him slim down.

Angelina Jolie – used acai berry to slim down after the birth of her babies.

Dr Nicholas Perricone – introduced acai berries to Oprah and the world. He has called acai berries the number one superfood.

Sumner Redstone – the 85 year old media mogul behind Viacom and CBS called acai berries like “a miracle drug” (* just for the record it’s totally natural, not a drug). He says, he’s never felt better. “I know I look a lot younger than I am,” he says. “I feel like I’m 40 years old.”

Rachel Ray – Featured acai on her show.

Lailina Wisoff, a Kaiser Permanente dietician  says – “Whether they drink it as a juice, or whether they use it in a smoothie or take it as a supplement, it will boost the antioxidants in their diet. It has been recommended by the USDA to increase our antioxidants. High antioxidants in the blood have an inverse reaction to disease”

Keri Glassman, dietician who reported on “The Early Show” – “Acai berries are among the most nutritious foods of the Amazon, rich in B vitamins, minerals, fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Acai berries also contain oleic acid (omega-9), a beneficial fatty acid (often mistakenly referred to as essential).”

Wall Street Journal “Acai Replaces Wheatgrass At Juice Bars” – “At juice bars and health stores around the country, the hip new taste is açaí, (pronounced ah-sigh-EE) a grape-size, deep-purple berry that grows atop palm trees in the Brazilian jungle.”

ABC News – Chicago “Superfoods For The New Year” – January 7, 2007 – “Let’s move from the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany to the vast, dark regions of the Brazilian rain forest where we discover the new superstar of super foods, acai (ah-sigh-ee). You’ll be hearing a lot more about this rain forest fruit going forward. Acai is the off the chart for almost everything that kale is, in addition to naturally occurring Omega-3, 6 and 9 oils.”

“It’s not only good for you, but many world class athletes drink it while training because it’s so loaded with nutrition and protein it can be a complete meal. But you don’t have to be an athlete, maybe just a busy mom or kid.”

NBC Today Show “Five Life Changing Foods” November 26, 2007 – “Studies show that the acai berry is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. The high-energy berry of as Amazonian palm tree, acai is harvested in the rainforests of Brazil and tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate.”  “Acai pulp contains 10 times more antioxidants than red grapes and 10 to 30 times the anthocyanins of red wine; a synergy of monounsaturated (healthy) fats, dietary fiber and phytosterols to help promote cardiovascular and digestive health; and an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration.”