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Organic Acai

So what exactly is Organic Acai

organic acaiOrganic Acai is acai that has been grown and harvested using organic farming methods. That might seem like a bit of an oxymoron. After all, we’re talking about the fruit of a palm tree growing wild in the Amazon rainforest right? What other kind of farming can you do in the wild?

Well technically yes. But with the increase in demand for acai products, large scale, industrialized farming methods are starting to appear, even the middle of the Rainforest.

These industrialized farming techniques are good for the supplement companies in the short term, but in the long run, these are disastrous for the quality of the acai and the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.

So what exactly is organic acai anyway?

Organic acai is the fruit of acai palms that have been grown and cultivated using organic farming methods. Organic farming involves growing crops without the use of synthetic pesticides, artificial fertilizers, irradiation (a form of radiation used to kill bacteria), or genetic modification.

Some of the most common differences between organic and industrialized farming methods are shown in the table below.

Industrialized Farming

Organic farming

Uses chemical fertilizers for
rapid plant growth
Uses natural fertilizers like
manure and compost to
nourish plants and roots
Uses pesticides to manage
plant pests and disease
Relies on nature's own pesticides,
namely insects and birds,
to combat
pests and disease
Uses chemical herbicides
to manage and eliminate weeds
Relies on tilling, weeding and
mulch to keep weeds under
natural control levels

The organic-food sector is booming: About three quarters of Americans are occasional buyers of organic food and around a quarter are regular buyers.

For most, the reason is simple. Natural foods with more nutrients and a farming style that’s better for the environment. Organic foods have a higher nutritional value than conventionally produced foods, due mainly to the absence of pesticides and fertilizers.

Although the actual amounts of these pesticides per serving of food we eat might be low, over a period of time this can build-up in our systems until it reaches potentially harmful levels.

This can be particularly dangerous in children, as their immune systems are less developed, and in pregnant women, as it puts additional pressure on what is already a stressed immune system.

usda organic acaiThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has setup a certification program for organic foods. Acceptance into this certification programs requires all organic produce to adhere to the USDA standards.

All organic acai produced according to this USDA certification carries the USDA Organic seal, testimony to the farming methods used and the purity of the acai.

Only the highest quality acai capsules are manufactured from certified organic acai. Read our acai comparisons to see which acai capsules carry the USDA Organic seal, certifying they are manufactured from organic acai.

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I've been researching and writing about nature's bounty for over 25 years, most of those spent looking into the amazing health benefits of exotic super foods like the Acai Berry.

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acai capsules testimonialsJan, thanks... When we first became interested in a good quality acai supplement, we made the biggest mistake possible and signed up for one of those so called free trials. After being billed $220 for the free trial we managed to cancel but only after endless phone calls to our bank and credit card company. We are still trying to get our money back.

Luckily for us, we decided to give acai another try and after some research we came across your site. Your advice about the acai sounded spot on so we went ahead and tried Perfect Acai. It totally changed our minds.

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