Açaí is a potent purple berry born of the Amazon rainforest. Some would say it’s the perfect food, i.e., chock full of nutrients, rich in antioxidants, and insanely delicious. One question we get from many curious admirers is about the taste of Açaí, so we put together the full rundown for you.
The Taste of Açaí
Feel the Delicious Powers of SAMBAZON® Açaí! Açaí is a superfood that tastes somewhere between mixed berries, dark chocolate, and red wine with a stunning purple hue -- that’s where you can find the distinctively exotic taste of Açaí. Who said healthy can’t taste & look exquisite?
Our Açaí comes in many shapes and sizes, and is made to satisfy any type of taste bud. Are you a mover-and-a-shaker without a functioning blender? No problem. Try the Ready-to-Eat Açaí bowl. Are you a finnicky, I-don’t-do-breakfast kind of kid? Smoothie, all the way. Or maybe you’re someone who hungers for a more creative life? Sounds like a handmade Açaí bowl is in your future. However you roll, our Açaí aims to please. Together, we Açaí.
The Makeup and Taste of Açaí Berry
The word “Açaí” (ah-sa-EE) comes from a Portuguese adaptation of the Tupian word ïwaca’i, which means, “fruit that cries.” The berry itself is made of up to 80% seed, with the other 20% of flesh and skin pack in all the vitamins and nutrients. The raw berry taste is said to be bitter and have an earthy taste.
What else is Açaí used for?
Açaí is a staple food for most of the populations that live along rivers in the Amazon region. It is valuable for both as a local food source and commerce. The traditional pulp extraction process involves various steps for the separation of the edible portion, skin, and pulp, from the seed. The pulp is consumed without cooking as part of the diet of Amazon residents but is also widely used to prepare ice creams, creams, yogurts, wine, and liquors.
Açai berries are wild harvested and have substantial health benefits such as being one of the few commercially sold fruits with virtually no naturally occurring sugar, antioxidants similar to red wine, and healthy omega fatty acids similar to olive oil. Nutritious, delicious & good for you – what more could you ask for?
Is Açaí supposed to be sweet?
The taste of Açai often depends on what you mix it with. If you blend in other sweet berries, chocolate, or honey, you will find a sweeter taste. But if you choose to go the pineapple or orange ingredient route, you'll get a fusion of sweet and citrus. Açai has often been described as slightly tart with an earthy underlying taste. It's a very versatile fruit that pairs well with many different ingredients.
Does Açaí taste like ice cream?
When Açaí is made into an Açaí bowl, it can look like ice cream in texture, but the flavor profile is closer to a fruity gelato. It is often like a thick smoothie. Try our version of Açaí ice cream with our Açaí Banana Nice Cream recipe. Or you can try our sweet and silky indulgence that makes life easy: our Organic Açaí Sorbet. Enjoy it as a quick scoopable Açaí bowl or a healthier dessert option that is both dairy free and delicious.
What do other Fruit Smoothie Bowls Taste Like?
Are you curious what other fruit smoothie bowls taste like? There are many options when it comes to crafting a smoothie bowl, and we definitely prefer to include Açaí in ours with our frozen Superfruit Packets. Some of our favorite ways to get creative with our bowls is to include other delicious fruits.
Our Strawberry Pineapple Acai Bowl Recipe is sweet and bursting with tropical flavor. Try our Banana & Mango Unsweetened Island Hopper Acai Bowl Recipe for a little taste of the island life with a flavor that is rich, creamy and juicy. The Acai Mango Macadamia Bowl is tangy-sweet with a velvety texture that contrasts nicely with the crunchy macadamia nuts. Our Figgy Coconut Açaí Bowl Recipe is perfectly drool-worthy, with a taste of honey-like sweetness with a subtle hint of berry and undertone of vanilla. The Blueberry Cacao Açaí Protein Bowl Recipe has a bright burst of sour flavor that pairs nicely with rich cocoa.
What does a Dragon Fruit bowl taste like?
Many people are intrigued by the bright pink color of Pitaya, also known as Dragon Fruit. A Dragon Fruit bowl tastes like a refreshing combination between a kiwi and a pear. Our SAMBAZON Dragon Fruit products are flavorful and bursting with red dragon fruit, which is a superfruit from Asia and South America with a slightly sweet taste with a complimentary tang of tartness. It's a good source of fiber, iron, potassium & magnesium.
You can try it at home by making a dragon fruit smoothie bowl recipe with our Red Dragon Frozen Fruit Cubes or enjoy the the smooth exotic taste of Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) paired with mixed berries, and an enjoyable zest of ginger in our Dragon Fruit Fresh Juice.
What does Acerola taste like?
Acerola might just be your new favorite fruit – right behind Açaí, of course. A bright red, juicy berry fruit grown in Brazil, Acerola is a great natural source of Vitamin C. It comes from an evergreen shrub and is considered a superfruit by many along with Açaí, Dragon Fruit, and Goji. Acerola is a powerful source of antioxidants, boosts the immune system, and is low calorie, low sugar, and fat-free. The taste is described as sweet, fragrant, and slightly tangy. Our Low-Calorie Blood Orange Acerola Energy Drinks are also made with Acerola and are rich in antioxidant vitamin C.
What do Amazon Superfruits taste like to you? Let us know in the comments below.