Learn about açai and its benefits
The acai berry is the fruit of a palm tree called açaízeiro (Euterpe oleracea). Purple and clustered in bunches, the berry is characteristic of the forests of South America, especially Brazil.
Considered the black gold of the Amazon, acai strongly moves the local economy of the regions with greater abundance of this fruit: Pará and Amapá, which are located in northern Brazil.
The fruit harvest occurs with the removal of the cluster, called cacho. After harvesting, the fruit goes through a depulping process that results in açaí pulp - one of the richest and consumed food in the regions of plenty of acai.
Açaí pulp contains high energy content, and the knowledge of its nutritional properties enabled the opening of new consumer markets in other regions of Brazil and the world, becoming a new and sustainable source of income for the native populations and sources health to those who consume it.
Acai can be consumed in different ways: juices, sweets, ice creams and jellies and is currently very consumed not only for its unique taste, but mainly for its "benefit"
Benefits of Acai