About Naweii: Eco-friendly Suppliers
Hi, welcome to Naweii! My name is Nick, and I’m the co-founder and co-owner of Naweii. I have always had a passion for travel, healthy eating, and delicious tropical fruits. Having lived in Brazil and the Caribbean, I would dream of bringing a taste of the tropics to home in the UK. That dream is now a reality. Naweii supplies quality frozen fruit purée from Brazil to people, restaurants, and businesses around the world. We strive to be eco-friendly suppliers of frozen fruit purée, with ethically sourced fruit.
Frozen fruit pulps are a great way to experience the taste of fresh, tropical fruit from around the world. They’re so versatile and can be used in so many recipes, they’re an easy way to approach healthy eating. So, in 2019, the Naweii team embarked on a mission to source the best frozen açaí and fruit pulps from all corners of Brazil. And as we operate our export company, we can ensure the highest food safety standards are met throughout the whole process, from farm to table… or should we say from tree to açai bowl!
We source our fruit products from all over of Brazil, our frozen açaí purée comes from the Amazonian state of Pará, our frozen soursop, cupuaçu, and cacao pulps come from the beautiful and vibrant state of Bahia, and our mangaba and hog plum pulps are made with wild harvested fruits from the Cerrado and Atlantic Forest regions.
We take food safety very seriously, and rigorously follow HACCP guidelines in all of our facilities. All of our suppliers are certified, and our products are also stringently tested on arrival in the UK at an Intertek lab.
Our açaí comes directly from the Amazon Rainforest where the açaízeiro palms grow in abundance along the riverbanks and igarapés (small forest streams). The berries are wild harvested by local people or “ribeirinhos”, this method of harvesting is called extractivism. The harvest season takes places between June and December, which is when our açaí berries are purchased. They are immediately sanitized, processed, lightly pasteurized, and then flash frozen.
Our açaí (especial) is premium grade, which means it has 14% açaí berry solids, which is the most concentrated form of açaí available on the commercial market. In addition to this, our açaí pulp is strained through a fine screen to remove any excess particles from the seeds, this produces a much purer product.
In the Brazilian Amazon, açaí is a staple in many communities and has been for centuries. Often enjoyed unsweetened with fish and cassava flour, or pure in a bowl with tapioca balls. Outside the Amazon region açaí is generally consumed as a sweet dish in the form of smoothie bowls, juices, sorbets, ice creams, and much more. It’s such a versatile ingredient that can be utilised in various recipes, so we encourage you to experiment!
We use 100% renewable energy via solar and wind power for our freezers and warehouse, greatly reducing our carbon emissions. At Naweii, reducing our carbon footprint is important to us, as we believe in contributing to a greener, cleaner planet. As a self-proclaimed eco-friendly supplier, we aim to take every available opportunity to choose the sustainable route.
Furthermore, using wild harvested fruits means no forest is needed to be cleared for plantations, so local communities can earn a living working with the forest instead of against it.
In order to give back to mother nature, we donate 2.5% of our annual net profits to reforestation projects across Latin America. This is an investment to restore the natural world, regenerate vital ecosystems, and reduce poverty by employing local villagers to work on the projects. This means that when you buy Naweii products you will be directly contributing to the revitalization and repair of the natural world.
We hope that knowing that your products are sourced by an eco-friendly supplier will make your recipes taste even better!