All About Açaí

All About Açaí

What Is Açaí

Native to the flooded Amazonian forest regions of Brazil, acai berry has been a staple in the diets of indigenous people for centuries. This power-packed fruit has only recently become widely available in North America, but they have already made quite a splash across the world!

Pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”, these berries are often sold in powder or juice form, and are loaded with more antioxidants than blueberries, cranberries and raspberries! The benefits of acai don’t stop there, they’re also bursting with fibre and heart-healthy fats. So yes, acai is healthy – there’s no doubt about that.

But here’s the thing – there are plenty of other foods out there that are just as healthy, if not more so. So why all the hype? Why has acai become such a phenomenon? The answer lies in its flavour.
Acai has a unique taste that can best be described as a cross between berries and chocolate. It’s rich and creamy, with a slightly sweet taste that is utterly addictive. And once you’ve had it, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about!

Want to try some?

By popular demand, we’re now offering you the ability to create your favourite bowls, smoothies and more at home with our tubs of ready-to-eat frozen Acai!

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Health Benefits Of Açaí

But what is acai berry good for?

As mentioned earlier, acai berries are rich in antioxidants – they’re even referred to as “beauty berries” because of this! Antioxidants are beneficial compounds that scavenge harmful toxins, or free radicals from your body, which can damage cells and lead to inflammation. Free radicals are also responsible for the visible signs of aging - we’re talking wrinkles and fine lines!

So stock up on acai fruit if you’re looking to combat any tell-tale signs of aging!

Aside from giving your skin a radiant glow, acai berries are also rich in vitamins A, C, and E as well as calcium and iron. There have also been links between acai berries and weight loss, due to the fruit having appetite suppression qualities – acai berries are rich in fibre, playing a vital role in making sure your digestive system is working as it should.

In addition to its suggested weight loss benefits, acai berries contain heart-healthy fats. These fruits are rich in oleic acid - a type of monounsaturated fat that has been shown to improve cholesterol levels by reducing LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) while increasing HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol). A diet rich in oleic acid has also been linked to a lower risk of stroke and heart disease.

Uses Of Açaí

Versatile and delicious, the benefits of acai berry can be enjoyed in a range of ways.

Let’s talk tastebuds - the most common way to take acai, is to consume it! You can eat acai as part of a nourishing smoothie bowl or juice. Due to their slightly sweet taste, acai berries make the perfect ingredient for a ‘superfood smoothie’, especially when blended with nutritious fruits like bananas or strawberries. So if you're looking for a healthy breakfast or snack, a nourishing acai bowl could be just what you need to get your fix of vitamins and nutrients.

If you're looking for something more unique, you can also find acai oil on the market. Acai oil is said to be good for your skin and hair, as it contains fatty acids that can help moisturize and protect your hair and skin from damage. Believe it or not, but you can even find acai oil in shampoos, conditioners, hair masks, and skin creams!

For those on the move, acai can also conveniently be found in pill form as a dietary supplement. Similar to the acai berry, acai supplements are said to improve joint function, increase energy levels, reduce inflammation, and promote weight loss.

Whether you’re looking to take your breakfast to the next level or keep your skin glowing all year round, the benefits of acai are endless.

There you have it! Acai really is a superfood.
It's packed with nutrients that are good for your heart, skin, digestion, and overall health. And as an added bonus, it's a great choice for people who are watching their weight due to its low calorie and sugar content.

So go ahead and enjoy an acai bowl guilt-free!

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