An Açaí berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee) is a fruit native to the Caribbean and the Amazon. It has a deep purplish color, resembles a cross between a blueberry and a grape, and has a tangy, fruity flavor with muted cocoa-like flavor accents.
Açaí bowls are a thick Açaí puree topped with fruits, oatmeal, nuts, dried coconut flakes, and other toppings! Even though they are popular, less than 1.1% of restaurant diners order them. And for consumers who want to buy it, their local supermarkets may not offer them.
Your business can advertise these Açaí bowl substitutes for health-conscious consumers interested in the fad.
Açaí bowls can be enjoyed all year. Here are some Açaí bowl fruit substitutes that you can market to your consumers:
- Acerolas (Barbados Cherry)
- Goji berries
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