What even is acai?

Firstly, let’s pronounce this word together. Ah-sigh-ee. Perfect! Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about what acai is.

Acai, though it resembles the blueberry, tastes naturally more bitter – like a combination of cacao and blackberry. However, acai is actually not officially a berry as it has a pit. Still, it remains known as the “acai berry.” This antioxidant-rich fruit makes its way to us all the way from South America.

Where does acai come from?

Acai is native to Central and South America. The acai you’ll find in your favorite Nautical Bowl is grown in the Amazon. Acai comes from an acai tree, much like a palm tree. You won’t find acai growing in climates with freezing temperatures as acai trees require a sunny, tropical climate and many years to grow.

After a few years, an acai tree produces purple flowers, meaning acai is near! Once an acai tree produces the small berry-sized fruit, it is then harvested, cleaned, blended, and transported to us!

This tiny little fruit has big benefits.

The health benefits of acai

Acai is relatively new to the scene, and in the midwest, it’s pretty hard to find. Considering the shelf life of acai, we really don’t see it in its grown form. We see it most often dehydrated or frozen here in the United States. Regardless of whether you’re consuming acai powder or chilled puree, the benefits are extraordinary.

Like we mentioned before, acai is PACKED with nutrients!

  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Fiber

That’s good stuff! But don’t just take our word for it. You’ve got to give it a try to truly understand what this superfood can do for you.

The magic of a Nautical Bowl

Here’s the thing. Acai is a fabulous superfood, but we know there is power in numbers. It’s all about those layers. Nautical Bowls are free from refined sugars, dairy, soy, and gluten. Each bowl is packed with plant-based, organic, all natural ingredients.

In combination with each other, these powerful ingredients will work to fuel your body and your life. Learn more about the magic of those yummy, healthy layers in each bowl.

Nautical Bowls is working around the clock to bring the power of superfood to a city near you, because we think everyone deserves a quality, energy-filled life! Follow us on social media to see where we’ve been and where we’re headed.