Açaí (Euterpe Oleracea)

Considered the Brazilian superfruit, açaí is a versatile fruit and is commonly consumed by people who search for a healthy and energetic nutrition options. Its most traditional way of consumption in Brazil is the Açaí bowl (similar to an ice cream), but it we offer it in powder, dehydrated, to be used as ingredient in the food and beverage, and nutritional supplement industries.

The fruit contains lipids, polyphenols, flavonoids, complex B vitamins, vitamin E, fibers and anthocianyn (natural antioxidant). In traditional medicine it is considered to offer several benefits to our health, from the prevention of some cancer variants, to the skin and hair restoration; it also reduces cholesterol index, has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory actions, helps in the loss of weigh and also helps the heart and the immunological system health.

Blue Macaw Flora commercializes the dehydrated açaí pulp or in powder manufactured from a careful selection of the fruit, submitted to the spray drying or atomization procedure.

Spray Drying or atomization is a technique that transforms liquid solutions into dry powders. The drying technique by spray drying has been widely applied in the production of dry extracts with better technological features and higher content of active substances. The process consists of atomization of the fluid solution on a drying chamber on which the droplets go through a warm air flow. The heat and mass transference during the drying process occurs in a very fast way between the air and steam films which stay around each droplet under saturation temperature. This technique, subsequently, is appropriate for heat sensitive products, preserving its essential features.

This type of drying procedure is widely used in the food industry, is common for the production of powder milk, instant coffee and powder juices and in the production of active components in the pharmaceutical and phytotherapic industries. Spray drying is ideal for cases where the final product should respect a high specific and reproducible pattern of quality regarding the particles sizes, morphology, percentage of residual moisture, density and other parameters.

This procedure preserves the fruit nutritional characteristics and properties, as well as its color, flavor and bouquet.

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