Amazon Fruits was born in 2005 from the dream of sharing the benefits of açaí with Brazil and the world. Since then, we have gone through a number of challenges, but at all times we have been faithful to our purpose: to bring energy and more health to people through the benefits of açaí.
We are a family and collaborative company, we value sustainability, well-being, transformation and respect. Our production structure is formed by qualified professionals and equipment with capacity for more than 150 tons / day.
Our products are certified and handled over strict quality control and traceability. For us, quality is not differential, it is obligation. It’s standard.
We believe in a better world and with healthier and happier people. We are part of this story.
We are Amazon Fruits.
The açaí berry is the fruit of a palm tree called açaízeiro (Euterpe oleracea). Purple and clustered in bunches, the berry is characteristic of the forests of South America, especially Brazil.
Considered the black gold of the Amazon, açaí strongly moves the local economy of the regions with greater abundance of this fruit: Pará and Amapá, which are located in northern Brazil.
The fruit harvest occurs with the removal of the cluster, called cacho. After harvesting, the fruit goes through a depulping process that results in açaí pulp – one of the richest and consumed food in the regions of plenty of açaí.
Açaí pulp contains high energy content, and the knowledge of its nutritional properties enabled the opening of new consumer markets in other regions of Brazil and the world, becoming a new and sustainable source of income for the native populations and sources health to those who consume it.
Açaí can be consumed in different ways: juices, sweets, ice creams and jellies and is currently very consumed not only for its unique taste, but mainly for its “benefits”:
Carbs and Vitamins Complex B:
Protect the immune sitema fighting stress and insomnia.
Favors the production of good cholesterol fighting hypertension.
Responsible for metabolic fuel, increasing immunity and making the body work better and with more energy.
Substance responsible for the purple color of the acai berry, with antioxidant properties that help fight free radicals, reduces bad cholesterol and helps in the proper functioning of the heart.
Help in the formation of muscle mass which generates strength and definition of the body and ensure a proper functioning of the immune system.
Provides a smooth functioning of the digestive system.
Essential for healthy bones and teeth.
Provide a quick muscle recovery.
Amazon Fruits is aware of its position in the food chain and its importance as the social, economic and environmental aspects, establishes its commitment to carry out a focused corporate culture to reduce environmental impacts to a minimum. Such impacts are those that can be results of own production and technological processes.
Thus in order to demonstrate the organization’s ability to use natural resources responsibly and intelligently, the company sets some strategic actions that represent a starting point for a sustainable food production:
Processing Waste Management:
This activity is to establish a systematic methodology for the treatment of processing waste in order to avoid contamination of food staff and the environment, as well as the health risks. Thus, the waste of the process are conducted to silos where they are eventually destined for burning in kilns (seeds and sludge). Discarded packaging will be recycled.
Use of Process Waste in Steam Generation:
This process is the use of seed, which are residues from the açai processing, to feed a boiler designed to burn this type of material. The energy generated from this process is used to generate steam for the thermal treatment of products (pasteurization). By using this waste as fuel, Amazon Polpas will gradually reduce the use of firewood, avoiding cutting plant species in the region, which has been traditionally used for this purpose.
Water can be used by the industry in several ways: for incorporation into the product, washing machines, pipes and floors in cooling systems and steam generators, on the same industrial process and in toilets.
The ideal industrial effluent treatment is indicated according to the pollutant load and the presence of contaminants. Only experts can evaluate and carry out the collection of samples for analysis of various parameters representing the organic load and the toxic load of effluent.
In the Amazon Polpas treatment process, chemicals are used in the process, such as coagulation and flocculation agents. Such substances help to remove pollutants by chemical reactions, in addition to conditioning the mixture effluent to be treated in subsequent processes. The process is carried out in a tank called Anaerobic filter upflow.
The final step consists of physical processes which are processes that remove settleable solids and floating suspension by physical separations such as sorting boxes oils and fats, sedimentation and filter comprising a box containing pebble and activated carbon.
Renewable Sources of Energy:
Amazon Polpas signed a contract with a generation company and supplier of energy. From October 2016, the company will change its captive power system and switch to free market energy, which is entirely renewable. Thus, the energy used in the process will come from wind farms, biomass and solar energy.
Amazon Fruits is associated with Organics Brasil, a program that intends to take part of the best and most qualified Brazilian production of organic and sustainable products for consumers worldwide.
Seal IBD ORGANIC is assigned by Instituto Biodinâmico (IBD), ensuring the quality and origin of the organic products. Considering the largest certifier in Latin America and the only Brazilian certifier of organic products with accreditation IFOAM.
USDA Organic seal is credited by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which provides access to the North American organic market.
The Canada Organic seal is assigned by Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and ensure that the products obey the Canadian Organic Standards.
Certificate of food safety. It shows that the processes are controlled against risks and dangers, ensuring the quality standard, integrity and product safety to consumers
Kosher certification ensures that the manufactured products obey to specific standards that rule the orthodox Jewish diet. The seal Kosher Parve demonstrates that the processed products have in its composition the absence of ingredients derived from milk or meat.
Provides access in the EU market and ensure that the food production obey the standards established by the European Union.
Organic certification under Brazilian law used to the national market.