What is Acai? And why everyone is raving about it…

If you have been to any beach-side or breakfast cafe over the last decade in Australia, you would have noticed one unique item popping up on the menu.

And no, we aren’t talking about the infamous ‘smashed avo toast’ although we should…

We’re talking about the lovely little fruit addition also known as an Açai Bowl.

Açai, pronounced AH-SAH-EE, is a newfound superfood in the form of a sweet purple berry with origins in the Amazon Rainforest!

This Brazilian beauty has only 20% fruit per berry as the inner seed takes up majority of the fruit (talk about a space hog!). This means there is a lot of labour and love put in to getting the most out of these purple nuggets of gold. And when we say nuggets we actually mean pearls, the average Açai berry is only 1-2 centimetres wide.

So why are you seeing it everywhere? Not only is the Açai berry super popular because of its amazingly sweet taste, but this fruit packs a punch in health benefits!

Forget Coachella, Açai is bringing a ‘hella lineup of vitamins & minerals to the table:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamins B1, B2, B3
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper

So whats the benefit? Well if you aren’t well-versed in the vitamins and minerals world, this berry is a superb antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which are both cleansing to the body. Magnesium is great for the body’s overall daily recovery and calcium is the best mineral source for bone strength. Put simply, your body will love the health benefits this berry can bring to the table.

But don’t take our word for it, our customers have LOVED the Top Juice Açai blended bowls, frappes and smoothie blends. Right now our ‘Açai In A Cup’ is flying off the shelves, the perfect to-go cup of our Açai blend, topped with toasted muesli and seasonal fruits – how awesome is that!

Well now that you’re all caught up, head in store to try one for yourself 😉

 

Love from,

The TJ Team