$10 for an acai bowl? Here’s why you’re not actually overpaying for this ‘superfruit’

In the last five years, the Health Promotion Board has done an excellent job in pushing for healthier eating habits among Singaporeans through its series of campaigns, such as the Million kg Challenge, and most recently declared war against diabetes in 2016.

As such, the trend of clean eating has exploded in popularity, and food outlets have started introducing wholesome food options such as grain bowls and plant-based meats.

Acai bowls (Açaí na tigela), which consist of mashed acai fruit topped with fruits and nuts, have also made a name for itself in Singapore’s healthy eating scene. You can find this Brazilian dish in many food establishments islandwide, including Orchard, Holland Village, and Tanjong Pagar.

Unfortunately, ordering this superfruit is not cheap. A small bowl of acai easily costs $7, and a large bowl typically sells for $14. But here are the reasons why you shouldn’t feel you are overpaying or being ripped off for wanting to eat healthy.


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