Loving Earth Acai Powder 150g
Acai Powder - Raw Organic
Raw Organic Acai Powder wild harvested from deep in the Amazon forests. Acai has an incredibly high ORAC of 101,495 uM trolox / 100g.
What is it?
Açai Berries are one of the richest natural sources of antioxidants, especially anthocyanin. The berries are hand picked and freeze-dried, which preserves their nutrients in the natural wholefood form making them easier for our body to absorb. This Açai is wild harvested from deep in the Amazon forests. This means the fruit grows in its native bio-diverse ecosystem maintaining its natural nutrient profile. Wild harvesting ensures that the delicate environment of the Amazon is protected and the ancient traditions of the indigenous people from this region are respected and preserved.
Legend has it that there was once a prosperous Amazonian tribe that fell into troubled times - due to a large population and an unexpected drought, they were facing severe food shortages.
Itaki, the leader of the tribe, had no choice but to forbid the birth of any new babies in order to save what little food they had. Any child born would have to be sacrificed for the benefit of the tribe.
Unfortunately, his own daughter, Iaca, was bearing a child at the time – the baby had to be sacrificed as soon as it was born. Iaca cried day and night for the loss of her child and prayed to the forest Gods for a solution to their plight.
One night she heard a baby crying outside and followed the sounds – her body was found in the morning under a palm tree covered with fruits. The tree was named Acai in her honour (Iaca backwards). The people of the tribe found the Acai berries to be highly nourishing and used them for sustenance, saving them from starvation.