Açaí na tigela

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Açaí bowl
The real açaí
A common complete açaí bowl, with toppings: shrimp(or fried fish) and manioc meal
Type Smoothie, cream
Place of origin Brazil
Region or state Pará and in some parts of North Brazil; nowadays widespread through the country
Serving temperature Cold
Main ingredients Açaí palm fruit
Cookbook: Açaí bowl  Media: Açaí bowl

Açaí na tigela ("açaí in the bowl") is a typical Brazilian dish made of frozen and mashed açaí palm fruit from the Amazonian region. It is served like a smoothie in a bowl or in a glass,[1] is commonly topped with granola, banana, and mixed with other fruits, with the addition of guaraná syrup.[2] Açaí na tigela is popular in all over Brazil, but mainly in Pará, Rio de Janeiro, Florianópolis, São Paulo, Goiás and also along northeastern coast, where it is sold in most kiosks lining the beach promenade as well as in corner juice bars throughout the cities.[3] The preparation differs from region to region, and tapioca is a common topping in the North of the country, but not in the South. A real bowl of açaí isn't with granola and banana or another fruit and cereal, is with shrimp(or fried fish) and manioc meal without sugar or sometimes just with tapioca and sugar, in fact the region of Pará(where açaí was created) the regional people doesnt like granola and banana with açai. In Pará the açaí is commonly eaten after lunch(in the river area is in fact the lunch). The açaí with banana and granola is a creation of South and Southeast of Brazil.

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  1. ^ "Açaí, a Global Super Fruit, Is Dinner in the Amazon", The New York Times, February 23, 2010 
  2. ^ The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget, Rough Guides, 1 August 2011, p. 257, ISBN 978-1-84836-774-6 
  3. ^ "Culinary Encyclopedia: Acai Berry". Retrieved 2012-11-24.