T he very best acai berry products on the market contain 100 percent acai berry, nothing more, nothing less. The best way to get the berries to the processing plant while maintaining the acai berry freshness, is freeze drying them the moment they are harvested. In order to store and maintain all the essential nutrients in acai, the berries should be processed within 24 hours after harvest. The reason behind this is the unique composition of the acai berries. They contain over 50 percent essential fatty acids like linoleic acid (Omega-6), oleic acid (Omega-9) and palmitic acid. This fat content makes the berries quite delicate and highly perishable after 24 hours post-harvesting, therefore it is important to employ a processing technique that does not destroy the healthful components of this amazing super fruit.
Regarding the shelf life of the acai berry products - there are two preparations - the juice and the capsule form. Between the two, the capsule form has a much longer shelf life. There are a number of reasons behind this. The capsule form has been freeze dried so it can be stored even at room temperature without refrigeration for many years. On the other hand, the juice needs to be refrigerated otherwise it can quickly spoil as the additives may be heat sensitive or may interact with each other under higher than normal temperatures. This is the major problem when additives and preservatives are incorporated into food, including health supplements. There are cases when they can actually do more harm than good. The bottom line is that the capsule form is clearly the better option in order to get more potent nutrients from the acai berry. It is better to avoid the unnecessary risks and additional expenses from the added ingredients and harmful processes that the juice form undergoes. We are confident that you are receiving the highest quality of 100% pure and potent acai berries with every bottle of our Natural Home Cures Freeze Dried Acai Berry Capsules.