Acai Berry Fruit

Acai berry is a palm that grows naturally in the flood plains of Amazon basin mainly in Brazil. The acai tree is tall and grows to about 50 to 100 feet in height. The leaves are also long and about 10 feet in length. The fruits and products of the fruits are used as rich dietary supplements and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Acai berry diets are very popular in weight loss programs and extensively used world over.

The acai berry fruit is a small round, purple black, grape like fruit in size and shape and about an inch in diameter. The acai fruit contain a single seed in each fruit and it is about 80% of the fruit. Covering the fruit is the pulp called mesocarp and exocarp, the outermost covering and this exocarp is responsible for its purple black color (ripe fruits are purple black, it can vary according to the maturity of the fruit). Acai berry is one of the major foods in Amazon basin and constitute more than 40% of the food intake by the Amazon tribes.

Acai berry has large numbers of health benefits like supply our body with important vitamins and minerals, detoxifies and cleans our system of toxins that are harmful to our health, improves immune system, fights to prevent cancer (done by high antioxidants in acai berry), prevents diabetes from developing, regulates and normalizes body cholesterol, improves blood circulation, reduce inflammation, improves mental clarity and vision etc. It also helps in maintaining normal functioning of heart promotes sound sleep, it also slows down ageing process. Acai berry is responsible for the healthy life of Amazonian tribes for thousands of years, but it is now coming in a big way to the whole world by its quality food contents, especially for its obesity control and antioxidant properties. Acai berry juice is an excellent energy drink and is consumed by millions of people around the world every day.

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