Acai is the fruit of a palm tree ( Euterpe oleracea ) that grows wild in the jungle in northern Brazil, a humid and rainy area. For centuries acai berries were only consumed in this region, however today it can be found in various stores.
Acai was once both an essential ingredient in the Aboriginal diet and a natural medicine for digestive problems and skin conditions. For this reason, even today there are those who consider that this fruit has ‘wonderful’ properties for health. Let’s see more about them below.
Acai berry characteristics
The size of acai ranges from ten to fourteen millimeters in diameter, is deep purple, almost black, and grows in clusters. The pulp is the most desired part, but it only makes up 10% of the berry. Its flavor is sweet, like that of a mixture of raspberry and grape.
The nutritional value of this fruit
Like other fruits, acai contains a good amount of water and fiber, which are a great support for digestive health.