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  • Pompano Beach,  FL
  • United States

Company Description

There are many compelling reasons to choose Tropical Açaí, but perhaps the most important is our passion and commitment to bring the finest organic açaí to consumers around the world. We take great pride in delivering the very best organic açaí our planet has to offer.  

Our company dedicated to making the world a better place through nutritious, delicious acai products harvested  sustainably. We strive to create products that are healthy, delicious, and ethically produced.

Brands: Açaí Puree/Sorbet/ Cubes Açaí shelfstable

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    might think of Italy, which is home to a variety of
    cheeses that are popular around the world, from
    mozzarella to Parmigiano-Reggiano.

    When they think of authentic fine wine, the vine-
    yards of Bordeaux in southwest France easily come

    to mind.

    And when people think of acaí — the small, pur-
    ple berry cultivated from South American rainfor-
    ests — they should think of Brazil and only Brazil,

    which is the superfood’s native country, says Marc

    Middleberg, president and chief business devel-
    opment officer for Pompano Beach, Fla.-based

    Tropical Acaí LLC. His company imports authentic,
    organic acaí from its parent company in Brazil for
    distribution in the United States.
    Tropical Acaí’s motto is “farm to blender.” Its
    parent company is located in Belém, a city in
    northern Brazil where the Amazon Rainforest
    flourishes. It’s in the jungles of Belém where the company cultivates the berries that grow on
    Amazonian palm trees and then processes
    them into puree and other products at its
    state-of-the art manufacturing facility. In the

    United States, Tropical Acaí distributes its prod-
    ucts to a growing list of foodservice operators

    (juice bars, smoothie bowl shops, restaurants,
    etc.), foodservice distributors and grocers
    (retail and wholesale), where the latter is also
    available for private label.
    In this age of authenticity, more
    consumers than ever are searching
    for food and beverage products
    that are original. They
    want products that
    tout the three “Rs” of
    authenticity: that is,
    that are “reliable,” “respectful” and “real.” That’s
    why Middleberg and others at Tropical Acaí
    believe the timing couldn’t be better for the 
    company’s products in the United States, espe-
    cially as consumer demand grows for wellness 
    products that are plant-based.

    According to a recent study by the mar-
    keting agency Slingshot, the pandemic 
    has increased consumers’ penchant to eat
    healthier foods. Roughly four in 10 people
    are more inclined than before to shop for
    natural or organic foods, while nearly half
    intend to place more emphasis on foods that
    boost the immune system, according to the
    study. Both figures suggest that foods once
    considered niche, such as acaí, are becoming
    more mainstream.

    According to a study in the Journal of Agricul-
    tural and Food Chemistry, acaí “has been shown 
    to be extremely powerful in its antioxidant
    properties.” The website touts
    acaí for being “loaded with powerful plant
    compounds” that act as antioxidants that can
    benefit the brain, heart and overall health. Acaí
    also delivers healthy fats and fiber.

    “The demand for healthy, antioxidant,
    immune system-boosting foods really took off
    during the pandemic,” says Middleberg, whose
    company sells everything from acaí in its pure
    form to acaí blender packs and acaí blender
    cubes to acaí sorbet. “We have tremendous
    growth ahead of us.”
    Companies that offer authentic products have
    stories behind them, and Tropical Acaí is no
    exception. The company began in Brazil about
    17 years ago and established its U.S. operation
    in Pompano Beach just over two years ago.
    Renata Prates, CEO for Tropical Acaí in the
    United States, says there’s no other place in
    the world that has the natural conditions to
    produce premium acaí than the Amazonian
    Rainforest. The trees that bear the berries are
    the product of their environment — they rely on
    natural rivers and their nutrients for irrigation
    and growth. The people who harvest berries
    from July through December are locals that live

    near the river banks; they are skilled tree climb-
    ers and pickers, and view their work as a craft.

    The manufacturing facility sits beside the
    tree farm in Belém. It’s crucial that the picked
    berries are brought to the plant quickly and
    processed and pasteurized the same day to
    preserve freshness. While the berries are
    washed by hand, they are never touched again
    after entering the plant, Prates explains.

    The “farm to blender” process doesn’t waver,

    and Prates and Middleberg stress that authentici-
    ty has everything to do with consistency. Because

    it’s a vertically integrated company, Tropical Acaí

    controls the entire process, from seed to ex-
    traction to production and packaging.

    “In the food industry today, it’s critical that you

    offer the same product — all of the time,” Middle-
    berg says, noting that Tropical Acaí is painstaking-
    ly diligent when it comes to the consistency of its

    overall operations. The product that comes out
    of the company’s plant on a Friday is the same
    product that came out of the plant the day before
    and the day before that.

    Tropical Acaí relies on several third-party certi-
    fications to help back its products’ authenticity.

    For starters, all of its products use only organic
    ingredients and are certified USDA Organic and
    IBD Certified (the only Brazilian certifier of organic

    products). They are also Non-GMO Project Veri-
    fied, Certified Kosher and Certified Vegan, and the

    company’s manufacturing facility is certified to
    meet the world’s safest food-handling procedures,
    including the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
    and Safe Food 360.
    Tropical Acaí has gone to these certification

    lengths to not only enhance its reputation for au-
    thentic products made with minimal ingredients,

    but to separate it from other vendors that are
    selling inauthentic acaí in the U.S., which might

    contain purple dye for coloring or have been in-
    fused with tapioca syrup to make it appear more

    like gelato or ice cream, Prates says.
    “So our goal at Tropical Acaí is to inform the
    American public about what truly real acaí is like,”
    she adds.
    Middleberg said the company’s reputation as
    a dependable importer and distributor of acaí
    is spreading throughout the U.S. Tropical Acaí is
    growing its business in areas where acaí is gaining
    in popularity, such as Florida, California and the

    tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Con-
    necticut. The company is also seeing growth spurts

    in Montana and several eastern shore states as
    well as Alabama, Texas and Tennessee.
    Many younger adults, such as Generation Zers
    (those born from the mid-1990s up to the early
    2010s), are no longer frequenting yogurt shops
    for sugar-filled dairy products. “They are going to
    smoothie shops to get real acaí topped with fruit,”
    Middleberg says.
    Continued education is crucial to growing the
    business. Many people aren’t familiar with acaí, but
    Tropical Acaí is doing its part to educate them about
    the product’s benefits through social media and

    videos on YouTube, among other avenues. Middle-
    berg and Prates also say the product will sell itself.

    “Like many products that originate in South
    America — from coffee to chocolate to cane sugar
    — there’s something special about acaí that makes
    it incredibly craveable,” Middleberg says. “You just
    can’t get authentic acaí like this anywhere else.”


  • Organic acai cubes
    Our Organic Açaí Pure Blender Cubes significantly speed up your process while making your prep station a safer place. Blender-friendly açaí cubes extent blade life.<br />...

  • Each case contains 2 bags of 8.81 lbs. each for 17.6 pounds of cubes per case.

    USDA Organic, BDK Kosher, FSSC 22000, and Non-GMO Project Verified. Zero Sugar 

    Case size: 20.67” x 7.16” x 6.89”

    Case gross weight: 18.67 lbs.

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