Acai (pronounced ah-sai-ee) is a small purple berry from the depths of the Amazon jungle. They are high in Vitamin B1, Calcium and Magnesium and a great source of iron. For a such a small fruit, it sure packs a punch! The Acai berry is an ancient fruit that can be found in South and Central America. We source our Acai from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. This supports the local indigenous people of the Amazon.
They pick it when its ripe and sells it in the local markets. The Acai berry or tree is very important for the survival of the Amazon rainforest as it brings much needed revenue to the local people . If the indigenous population can be supported financially from the sale of Acai this will help stop the deforestation of the Amazon for agricultural land.We at Mobia make sure our Acai is ethically sourced and parties involved are traded fairly .
Mobia was started in 2018 by Johnny Molloy.
“I grew up in rural Ireland around food, working my way up through the cabbage ranks in the family greengrocer business until I finally took it over. Over the years, I’ve seen an increased demand for tasty, clean, nourishing food and began the Mobia journey to source the finest products locally and from around the world. My journey involves meeting with farmers and suppliers, ensuring all food sourced is ethically grown and harvested, natural environments strictly maintained and farmers and their workers fairly paid.
My ethos is “food is medicine and medicine is food”.
I am an Irish man on a mission to bring the best nature nourishing food (real food), to my customers. Locally produced and from the four corners of the globe – that tastes feckin awesome too…”
The name Mobia comes from Mo Bhia. The Irish for ‘My Food’.