Açaí na tigela

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Açaí bowl
Berries Galore Acai Bowl (30276166867).jpg
Acai bowl topped with berries
TypeSmoothie, cream
Place of originBrazil
Region or statePará and in some parts of North Brazil; nowadays widespread through the country
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsAçaí palm fruit
Extracting the pulp from açai berries

Açaí na tigela ("açaí in the bowl") is a Brazilian dessert from Pará and Amazonas, where the Ribeirinhos people prepare it regularly.[1][2] It is a dish made with the frozen and mashed fruit of the açaí palm, which has berries described as having an "earthy" or creamy taste.[3] Its texture is granular before blending and it has a tartness from a high acidity content, making its taste appealing.[4] It is served as a smoothie in a bowl or glass,[5] and is commonly topped with granola and banana, and then mixed with other fruits and guaraná syrup.[6]

Regions and preparation[edit]

Although açaí na tigela is commonly consumed all over Brazil[7][3] it has become more regionalized mainly in Pará, Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis, São Paulo, Goiás and along the northeastern coast, where it is sold in kiosks lining the beach promenade and in juice bars throughout the cities.[8]

Preparation differs from region to region. Tapioca pearls are a common topping in northern Brazil. The original recipe contains shrimp or fried fish and tapioca or farofa, and is usually salty.[citation needed] It is common to see açaí served with fish and cassava.[3] The sweet variety, which contains granola, banana, blueberry, strawberry, goji berry, and other fruits, as well as sugar, is more common in southern parts of the country.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Surprising History of the Açaí Bowl". AFAR Media. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  2. ^ "Amazon Açaí Bowl · Global Gastros". Global Gastros. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  3. ^ a b c "Who Really Invented the Açaí Bowl?". Brit + Co. 2018-06-21. Retrieved 2020-09-27.
  4. ^ Bogatin, Adam (2020-03-09). "What Does Acai Taste Like?". Purple Foods. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  5. ^ "Açaí, a Global Super Fruit, Is Dinner in the Amazon", The New York Times, February 23, 2010
  6. ^ The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget, Rough Guides, 1 August 2011, p. 257, ISBN 978-1-84836-774-6
  7. ^ "History of the Acai Bowl". Tambor® | A PASSION FOR Premium Açaí. 2014-03-03. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  8. ^ "Culinary Encyclopedia: Acai Berry". Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2012-11-24.