Açaí na tigela

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Açaí bowl
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. It is served as a smoothie in a bowl or glass,[1] and is commonly topped with granola and banana, and then mixed with other fruits and guaraná syrup.[2] Açaí na tigela is popular all over Brazil, but 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.[3]

The preparation differs from region to region. Tapioca is a common topping in the North, but not in the South. The original recipe, as eaten in the North, contains shrimp or dried fish and tapioca and is usually salty. The sweet variety, which contains granola, banana and other fruits, as well as sugar, is common in the southernmost parts of the country.

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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.