In season: pure organic açaí

Jones the Grocer head of food development Peter Green talks about pure organic açaí
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What’s great about this ingredient?

It contains Omegas 3, 6 & 9 and over 50 essential nutrients, many unique to the rich Amazon soil. It also contains two to three times the antioxidant levels of blueberries.

How readily available is it in this part of the world?

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It is more commonly found as a dried powder in the region; however, pure organic açaí is rapidly growing in popularity.

What are the things to look out for when buying this ingredient?

I'd definitely recommend buying this product as a pure organic frozen pulp sans corn syrup and refined sugars as opposed to a dried powder.

What are the challenges associated with it?

One of the biggest challenges is finding a supplier that harvests and packs the item at the source. This is vital to retain the nutritional benefits associated with the ingredient.

What’s the best way you’d recommend using this ingredient?

The key is to keep the base simple. Blend the frozen açaí with a touch of almond milk, a small amount of frozen banana and a nut butter and then generously top with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds.

Which supplier would you recommend for it?

I would recommend Amazonia. They harvest an excellent pure organic açaí that is grown wild in the Amazon rain forest.

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