This member of the palm family grows in bunches, and can reach a
height of 25 cm.
Its olive-green leaves are large, the numerous blossoms are yellowish
in colour, and each plants produces about 3-6 kg of fruit per season.
The Açaí berries are distinguished by their high content
of calcium and iron, vegetable fats and proteins.
Also, it is rich in anthocyanin that has an antioxidative effect on
the body. With its deep red colour and unique, mild taste, it is
perfect for mixing with other red fruits.
Where does the acai grow?
it grows only in the wild, in the rain forest north of Brazil. In
these humid regions and near the rivers (especially the Amazon) these
trees, called Açaizeiros, stand about 25 meters high, with a
thin and slightly curved trunk.
There are two harvests per year
The açaí berry is round, about 10 to 14 mm in diameter,
dark purple, almost black and grows in the palm tree in the form of
clusters called "cachos", constantly producing 3 to 5 per tree, with
500 to 900 fruits.
Açai berries can not be consumed directly, they need a
process of elaboration to obtain their maximum nutritional benefit.
The berry loses its nutritional value if it is not treated correctly
when picking the fruit.
What does the acai berry contain? anthocyanins
vitamins A and C
vitamin B complex
Omega 3, 6 and 9
Essential Fatty Acids
fiber,organic vegetable protein
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