Acai berry is a small purple fruit that comes from the acai palm tree, which is native to Central and South America in areas of heavy rain and jungle vegetation. It grows in large bunches and is harvested from high in the palm trees and pressed into a beautiful deep purple fruit pulp.
Studies show that acai fruit pulp is even richer in antioxidants than cranberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, or blueberries. Acai has become popular as a breakfast staple in acai bowls and smoothies. However, finding fresh (not frozen) acai puree in quantities sufficient for brewing or fermentation can be challenging.
It has an earthy and tart taste, which some say resembles blackberries and dark chocolate. Sweetened, it has a delightful and exotic flavor. It also pairs well with fruits like banana, mango and passion fruit which help round out it’s earthy-ness with natural sweetness and acidity.
Acai Aseptic Puree Specifications
Scientific name: Euterpe oleracea
Otherwise known as: Azai, assai, acai berry
Flavor Profile: earthy, blackberries and dark chocolate
Pulp Color: deep purple
Ingredients: Acai puree, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Shelf Life: 18 month from the date of manufacture as long as packaging remains unopened. Store away from sunlight and below 77° F. Once opened, they can be refrigerated for up to 10 days, or frozen for the remainder of the shelf-life.
Beverage Uses: homebrewing, microbrewing, nanobrewing, craft brewing, fruited beers, fruited sours, cocktails, juices, seltzers, ciders, kombucha, mead, tea
Food Uses: baking pastries, ice cream, gelatos, sorbets, frozen desserts, yogurt, sauces, preserves
The Fierce Fruit Advantage:
Our purees are all natural with no sugar added. They are made from non-GMO fruit, pasteurized, gluten-free, vegan, and certified Kosher. Free of common allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and soy.
Our high-barrier aseptic packaging ensures a completely sterile, bacteria-free puree, while maintaining the natural flavor and freshness of the fruit over a long shelf-life. Our purees are fresh (not frozen) and ready to use.
Shipping: Ships in 1 to 3 business days.