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What's Acai?

Written by Sean Wainwright

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Posted on October 13 2021

The Amazonian Superfruit You Need To Know!

  • The acai palm tree, native to tropical Central and South America, produces a deep purple fruit. The acai fruit has long been an important food source for indigenous peoples of the Amazon region, who brought it with them as they migrated to Brazilian cities in the 60’s and 70’s.

 

  • The Gracie family, who helped elevate Brazilian jujitsu to its status as an incredibly popular and effective martial art, included acas bowls as part of the prescribed diet for their trainees. Its low sugar, high fiber, and energy boosting properties made it perfect for their athletes. 

 

  • As the popularity of the fruit grew in Brazil, American surfers from Hawaii and Southern California were trying it at beachside shacks outside of Rio and Sao Paulo, and in the late 90’s and 2000’s, many of them brought it back to the US to introduce Americans to this incredible superfruit.

 

  • Now acai is available in many forms, but we believe the original recipe - with acai, banana, and pineapple juice, is still the best way to get it!

 

How does acai fuel your adventure?

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