Photos: How Açai Pulp is Made
Though gathering açai is a daring enterprise in and of itself, getting one’s hands on the fruit is only half the battle.
No one is tempted to snack on a few freshly picked açai berries while on the hunt, because they are hard as rocks straight off the tree. To get to the good stuff, the fruit has to be washed, sanitized, cooked, spun, sieved and otherwise beaten to a literal pulp. Here’s how they do it.