How to make an Acai Bowl + 8 Insanely Creative Recipes!
What are the health benefits? Is it really a superfood? Which product to buy? How to make an original Brazilian Acai Bowl? All answers inside!
Acai is a dark purple berry that tastes like a combination of wild berries, chocolate and soil, yep soil. The berry is not sweet and you can’t just munch them like blueberries, because about 90% of it is the stone!
The berries grow on the acai palm tree, natively around the Amazon river in South America (1). Since these trees need rainforest conditions, Brazil and surrounding countries are pretty much the only places where acai berries are cultivated.
Acai berries are a rich in antioxidants (like other berries too). That’s great, because a diet rich in antioxidants has been linked to contribute against the effects of aging and diseases like cancer (2, 3). That’s also why marketing people love using that word. “High in antioxidants here, rich in antioxidants there.”
On top of that, acai berries are rich in fiber, protein and have high levels of heart healthy fats.
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