Have you seen a colorful bowl featuring a thick purple substance topped with fruits and granola on someone’s breakfast table or in a trendy restaurant? If so, you were at staring one of the most popular and trending foods going right now: the mighty açaí bowl.
Originating from Brazil, where they are considered to have originated from the northern states of Para and Amazonas, this fruity and healthy menu item is now gaining popularity all over the world.
The açaí palm is where the purple fruits that form the base of this dish come from. This tropical tree is native to South America and was often considered to produce fruits that only poorer people in rural areas consumed.
Açaí bowls are made from frozen and mashed fruit from the palm tree that are made into a smoothie-like substance. It’s then placed into a bowl and topped with berries and other fruits as well as granola.
It’s easy to see why açaí is all the rage. As a superfood, açaí berries are loaded with antioxidants that studies have shown to help the human body in various ways. Purported health benefits include lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and improving brain function.
Give an açaí bowl a try if you’re looking to find a new sweet and healthy food!