What are acai berries?
Acai berries grow on a type of palm tree. They are small, dark purple berries that look similar to blueberries. The berries rose to fame in 2004, after claims that they could vastly improve health and help with weight loss. They are consumed both fresh and dried as well as juiced.
How they taste
The taste of the berries varies between taste buds, but the taste of the fresh berries is generally described as a combination of raspberries and chocolate. Supplements and juices made from the berries may have other additives depending on the manufacturer but the taste is commonly said to be similar to pear or apple juice.
To date there has been no scientific evidence to either prove or disprove the health and weight loss benefits of acai berries and acai supplements.