Acai Berry – Miracle No More acai berry An açaí palm, or aqai, (pronounced /ɑːsɑːˈiː/, aa-sigh-ee” is one of several species of palm tree in the genus Euterpe cultivated for their fruit and superior hearts of palm. The species Euterpe oleracea is usually called Açaí Palm, after the European adaptation of the Tupian word ïwasa’i, ‘[fruit that] cries or expels water’. Global demand for the fruit has expanded rapidly in recent years, and açaí is now cultivated for that purpose primarily. The closely-related species Euterpe edulis (jucara) is now predominantly used for hearts of palm. Eight species are native to Central and South America, from Belize southward to Brazil and Peru, growing mainly in swamps and floodplains. Açaí palms are tall, slender palms growing to 1530 meters, with pinnate leaves up to 3 meters long. Acai Harvesting and uses Acai Stem Heart of palm, the soft inner-growing tip of some palms (Euterpe edulis, Bactris gasipaes), is often consumed in salads. Acai Fruit Açaí palm Serving of açaí pulpThe fruit, a small, round, black-purple drupe about 1 inch (25 mm) in diameter, similar in appearance and size to a grape but with less pulp, is produced in branched panicles of 700 to 900 fruits. Two crops of fruit are produced each year. The fruit has a single large seed about 0.250.40 inches (710 mm) in diameter. The exocarp of the ripe fruits is a deep purple color, or green, depending on the kind of açaí and its maturity. The mesocarp is pulpy and thin, with a

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