3 ways to add Acai to your diet
Acai is one of the world’s most renowned, popular superfoods. Pronounced “Ah-sigh-ee”, these dark purple, nutrient-rich, pitted fruits known as ‘drupes’, grown on a wild palm that’s native to the Amazon Rainforest.
Thanks to their dark purple colour, Acai fruits are packed with antioxidants called flavonoids, that help to promote healthy ageing by minimising the damage caused to cells by free radicals. These nutrient-dense fruits are also a rich source of plant sterols, Vitamin B1, C, A and E, minerals and amino acids.
What do they taste like?
Acai fruits have a bitter, almost ‘earthy’ taste that some people liken to a blend of berries and chocolate when mixed with fruit juices.
How to take Acai:
Fresh Acai fruits have a short shelf life, so they tend to be juiced, pulped or dried at source to lock in their nutritional goodness. If you’re not sure how to supplement your diet with Acai, here are our favourite ways: