What is Acai?
Acai Berries are 1-inch (2.5-cm) round fruits that grow on acai palm trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. They have a dark purple skin and yellow flesh surrounding a large seed.
Because they contain pits like apricots and olives, they're technically not a berry, but rather a drupe. Nevertheless, they're commonly referred to as berries.
In the Amazon rainforest, acai berries frequently accompany meals.
To make them edible, they are soaked to soften the tough outer skin and then mashed to form a dark purple paste.
Why an Acai Bowl?
Acai Bowls at TropiBowls are the perfect combination of an Organic Superfood, with granola, your choice of fruits and drizzles. Its healthy, filling and of course it tastes SO GOOD!
Are Acai Bowls actually healthy?
Acai is a superfood berry that comes from Brazil. They're Loaded With Antioxidants
Antioxidants are important because they neutralize the damaging effects of free radicals throughout the body. If free radicals are not neutralized by antioxidants, they can damage cells and lead to a number of diseases, including diabetes, cancer and heart disease
Acai berries have an incredibly high amount of antioxidants, edging out other antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries and cranberries.
The antioxidant content of foods is typically measured by an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score
Are Acai Bowls good for Weight loss?
Acai Bowls are great for weight loss They're Nutrient-Dense
Acai berries have a unique nutritional profile for a fruit, as they're somewhat high in fat and low in sugar.
100 grams of frozen fruit pulp has the following nutritional breakdown:
Fat: 5 grams
Saturated fat: 1.5 grams
Carbs: 4 grams
Sugar: 2 grams
Fiber 2 grams
Vitamin A: 15% of the RDI
Calcium: 2% of the RDI
Can Acai Bowls replace a meal?
Acai Bowls can be considered a meal replacement but it is not recommended to replace all your meals with acai bowls.
How much Sugar is in Acai?
Acai on its own doesn't have much sugar however it has a very earthy taste so at TropiBowls we mix it with a sweet fruit called Guarana to enhance the flavors.
How do you pronounce Acai?