The problem when products join the ultra-healthy food club is that they become trends and when they become trends they become popular and when they become popular new players join the market trying to make money off a product name without caring about whether that product does what it says on the packet or what consumers have come to expect from that and similar products.
Here at La Kult we don’t agree with tampering with nature, we like our products as close to the original as is possible. Acai is full of antioxidants and vitamins but many companies want to maximise profit by reducing the actual amount of Acai contained and including sugar, additives and fillers. Our Acai is freeze-dried and one of the highest content Acai products on the market and contains no nasties…we don’t put profit before quality.
So, what are some of the things you should be looking out for with Acai? Here is a list of the main ingredients to avoid plus what you, as a consumer, should be demanding.
Freeze dried Acai retains between 90-99% of the raw fruit’s nutritional content. It also retains all the enzymes as there is no heat applied in the freeze-drying process. The Acai fruit spoils very quickly once picked from the tree, so it is imperative that it is put through the freeze-drying process as quickly as possible.
The alternative to freeze dried Acai is spray dried. This is a bad option mainly because this process uses high temperatures which destroy much of the antioxidant and nutrient content of the fruit. The spray drying process uses the chemical Maltodextrin, which is used as an additive and filler. Because it is used in processing it does not need to be listed in the ingredients so you never know how much you are consuming. Maltodextrin can lead to spikes in blood sugar and although it is developed from corn, rice, potato starch or wheat it is highly processed and carries the same number of calories as sugar.
If you want to be certain you are getting Acai that is as close to the natural fruit as possible only buy freeze dried powder, avoid spray dried and check the nutritional panel for details.
Australian Certified Organic
By demanding Australian Certified Organic products, you are ensuring that the product you consume is not only free from anything genetically modified (GMO) as well as being free from pesticides it is also ethically and sustainably produced.
All our products here at La Kult are Australian Certified Organic.
Soy Lecithin is used as a food additive, and is denoted as E322 on food packaging. It is used as an emulsifier and is a by-product of soybean oil production and because it is so cheap it is a common additive in food processing. Soy Lecithin can cause several allergic reactions as well and is best avoided.
At La Kult we provide you with products that are as close to the raw, on the tree product as is possible. We don’t use additives and we don’t use fillers - just pure product from some of the most far flung jungles and regions of the world.
Check out our range of nutrient dense, antioxidant rich Superfoods here https://www.la-kult.com.au/collections/superfoods.