Is Açaí Worth the Hype? What You Need to Know Açaí
Açaí berries are renowned for their taste and potential health benefits, but what's the real deal with it? SAMBAZON explains if Açaí lives up to the hype!
Are Açaí Berries Worth the Hype?
You’ve probably heard about the delicious powers of Açaí by now -- Açaí bowls have become a hugely popular item in cafes and become a staple ingredient in smoothies and juices. In fact, there might be no other fruit that has received the same level of hype in the last few years that Açaí berries have.
Many nutritionists claim this berry as a superfruit, so high in antioxidants and nutrients that it is considered one of the healthiest fruits in the world. SAMBAZON, known as the best Açaí brand, created their own responsibly managed supply chain, establishing a direct connection between farmers to customers and ensuring that their Açaí is the highest quality.
We did the research, and It is time for you to decide for yourself -- Is eating Acai worth the hype?
What is Açaí?
Açaí is an Amazonian berry and a well-known staple of indigenous diets. Fresh Açaí berries have a short shelf life, so the berries themselves are not found in grocery stores across the world. Instead, they are sold as a frozen fruit puree or scoopable Açaí sorbet.
Açaí’s exotic flavour is said to taste like something in between mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine. It has become such a popular base for smoothies and bowls because of its unique savory flavour that is fully adaptable to any flavour pallet.
SAMBAZON has always been committed to giving back to the community of farmers and protecting the biodiversity of the Amazon, so we created our own responsibly managed supply chain of Certified Organic and Fair Trade Açaí. This ensures the Açaí comes directly from the palm of the tree to the palm of your hands.
Why is Açaí So Popular?
Açaí was introduced to the U.S. in the early 2000s, and its popularity has exploded ever since. Known as one of the fastest growing foods in history, this Amazonian berry has become widely accepted and loved amongst the health-conscious community for its wide variety of health benefits.
Aside from its nutritional benefits, Açaí has received so much hype because of the endless ways to customise it in bowls and smoothies. Craving chocolate, a healthy immune booster, or something tropical? There are always options when it comes to Açaí, no matter the individual’s palate or cravings.
Check out our favourite Açaí recipes to see just how many ways Açaí can be utilised!
Is Açaí Really a Superfood?
Many nutritionists claim Açaí as a superfood -- but what even is a “superfood”? Superfoods are foods that have a very high nutritional density. The healthy antioxidants and nutrients in Açaī support this claim, but there is no official way to determine whether any food is a superfood.
Our blog post “Is Açaí a Superfood” dives deeply into the subject and will provide more details on why we think Açaí is a superfood.
Reported Nutritional Properties of Açaí
Açaí is widely-regarded by the health conscious community for its nutritional value, particularly its antioxidants, fibre, and Omega 3, 6, and 9 levels.
Açaí has antioxidants, similar to the widely-known antioxidant rich fruits like blueberries, cranberries and grapes. Why are antioxidants so important? They attack free radicals to help keep your defenses high.
Fibre & Heart Healthy Fats
The fibre and heart healthy fats in Açaí are known to have a positive impact on your health Omega 3, Omega 6 & Omega 9
Açaí is rich in healthy Omegas 3,6, and 9. The fatty acids found in these Omegas are a champion of heart and brain health.
What are the Different Ways You Can Eat Açaí?
Our favourite way to eat Açaí is in a bowl or smoothie using one of our frozen Açaí puree packets. Eating Açaí in this way provides endless opportunities for customisation and flavour variation. For recipe ideas, check out our Açaí bowls and Açaí smoothies.
Looking to try Açaí in a different way? We also have Scoopable Açaí that is ready-to-eat and just as delicious!
Where Can I Buy Açaí?
Our Frozen Açaí Packets, and Scoopable Açaí are available your local independent shop, check out our Store Locator to find your most convenient location! Also in Wholefoods and Planet Organic chains in London.
Try SAMBAZON’s Açaí Today!
So what do you think, is Açaí worth the hype?
SAMBAZON’s Açaí is the highest quality and made with love. We are the first Organic and Fair Trade Certified Açaí company.. Our Açaí is and will always be Certified Organic and Fair Trade — just the way nature intended it.
Our Frozen Açaí Packets and Scoopable Açaí are available at both your local grocery retailer and from our distribution partners if you're wanting to use SAMBAZON in your cafe, get in touch for more info by emailing [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Açaí Really That Good For You?
Açaí is widely considered to be very good for you. It is high in antioxidants, low in sugar, and packed full of healthy Omegas 3, 6, and 9. If you are looking for a low carb, low sugar, and nutrient packed fruit to incorporate into your diet, look no further than Açaí.
Why is Açaí So Expensive?
Açaí is sourced from the Amazonian rainforests -- with the process of harvesting, processing, and exporting, it is no surprise that Açaí is not the cheapest fruit on the market. SAMBAZON ensures that every penny is spent on sourcing the highest quality product possible, with our own supply chain coming directly from the farmers.