acai palm fronds with berries

What is Açaí?

The Amazon Superfood ™

Açaí fruit is more than just a purple berry. In fact, it's thought to be the most powerful superfood in the Amazon. Grown on the Açaí palm in the floodplains of the rainforest and wild harvested by hand, this nutritional powerhouse has long been a staple of indigenous diets. 

How to Pronounce Açaí?

Açaí pronunciation can be difficult at first, but this video can help you solve the mystery and master the AH-SIGH-EE pronunciation once and for all.


    Açaí is full of anthocyanins that tackle free radicals to help keep your defenses high. The açaí berry also contains vitamin A, similar to blueberries, cranberries and grapes!


    Açaí supports heart health, brain function, and healthy skin and hair with a fatty acid profile similar to that of olive oil, walnuts, and fish!


    Açaí is low in naturally occurring sugars which means less sugar spikes and more goodness.

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What does Açaí taste like?


The taste of Açaí is somewhere in between mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine -- that’s where you can find the distinctively exotic taste of Açaí fruit. Who said healthy can’t taste exquisite?

Sambazon is the first organic and fair trade acai company in the world.


From the beginning, SAMBAZON was as much about giving back to the community of farmers and protecting the biodiversity of the Amazon as it was providing this delicious, nutritious food to the world.

By creating our own vertical supply chain of Certified Organic and Fair Trade Açaí, we were able to do all of this, establishing a direct connection between our farmers and you along the way.

What are the Health Benefits of Certified Organic Açaí?

Açaí may be hard to pronounce, but its many health benefits make it easy to love. Wild harvested by hand from the rainforest’s Açaí palm trees for centuries, this purple berry is thought to be the most powerful superfood in the Amazon. It’s packed with free radicals-fighting antioxidants and healthy omegas 3, 6, and 9, low in naturally occurring sugars—and loaded with flavor! Plus, we have the best Açaí in the world.


We believe in transparency. And we understand how important it is to know the food you and your family consume is of the highest quality, while also being ethically sourced, transported, and processed.

By creating our own supply chain, we can oversee every step of its journey, from the moment our fair trade food is hand-harvested and transported by riverboats, to its inspection (by hand) and environmentally responsible processing. It’s our guarantee to you: From the palm of the tree to the palm of your hand.

  • How Sambazon Harvests Acai


    Our Certified Organic and Fair Trade Açaí is hand harvested by local farmers that minimize our impact on the local eco-system.

  • Learn about Sambazon's Palm to Palm Promise


    Transported by riverboat down the Amazon, our berries are then checked for quality, color, consistency and aroma directly on our dock.

  • Learn about the Eco-Processing at Sambazon


    Our berries are processed at two of the most advanced, eco-friendly Açaí processing plants in the world.

  • Sambazon Acai is nutritous, delicious and sustainable.

    Serving You

    This is where you come in. Enjoy the delicious, nutritious, responsibly sourced berry, and get your purple smile!

The Journey of the Açaí Berry

The Açaí berry is thought to be the most powerful of over 200 fresh fruits found in the Amazon.

Not only does it contain bountiful nutritional value, SAMBAZON also helps to protect the Amazon Rainforest and its rich biodiversity by working directly with family farmers who wild-harvest from the Açaí palm tree. Learn about the impact you make when you purchase Açaí from SAMBAZON here.

  • SAMBAZON Respect of the Ecosystem, Promotion of Biodiversity, and Sustainable Agricultural Practices

    Where Does Açaí Come From?

    Wondering where the Açaí originates? Keep reading to learn about the history and origins of the Açaí berry...

  • What is Açaí Made Of?

    What is an Açaí bowl made of exactly? Keep reading to understand why the Açaí berry is considered a powerful superfruit!

  • 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Açaí

    How much do you actually know about Açaí? Here are our top 5 Açaí facts....