Acai fruit is obtained from the Amazon River basin and plants are manually harvested from wild Acai palms (Euterpe oleraceae), which are native to this area. The actual fruit is deep purple in color and is about one inch in size, similar in size and appearance to a grape, but with less flesh. In many regions of Brazil, Acai makes up a major component of the native diet. Acai has…


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