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açaí

(ä'säē`), tree, Euterpe oleracea, of the family Arecaceae (palmpalm,
common name for members of the Palmae, a large family of chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines. Most species are treelike, characterized by a crown of compound leaves, called fronds, terminating a tall, woody, unbranched stem.
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 family) and its fruit, grown chiefly in Pará state in the Amazon region of Brazil. The trees can grow to 60 ft (18 m). the small, round, dark purple fruits are typically 1-2 in. (1.3 cm) in diameter. Initially collected from the wild, açaí is now cultivated on plantations; the tree and other trees in the genus Euterpe are also grown for hearts of palm. The pulp of the açaí fruit, botanically a drupe, or stone fruit, is often sweetened and frozen. An important part of the local diet for centuries, it has since 2000 enjoyed growing popularity as a dietary supplement. Although studies have shown that the fruit is a source of antioxidants, claims about specific health benefits are unproven.
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Bergonzi et al., "Polyphenolic constituents of fruit pulp of Euterpe oleracea Mart (Acai palm)," Chromatographia, vol.
Alberico et al., "Acai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet," Experimental Gerontology, vol.
This is the fruit of the acai palm, which forms large groves along the Amazon river banks.
In the lip makeup category, wet n wild is introducing MegaSlicks Lip Balm Stain, available in six shades with a conditioning formula enriched with Acai palm oil.
Acai berries are the fruit of the acai palm (Euterpe oleracea), which is indigenous to Brazil, especially in the areas near the Amazon River.
The AQUACAI name comes from combining1 the word aqua and the name of the acai palm, which is known for its Fruit.
And despite the added mango butter and acai palm, the unpleasant smell was still unmistakeable.
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, can drinking noni or pomegranate juice, popping acai palm berry supplements, or munching on wolfberries ward off cancer?
The Amazonian caboclo and the acai palm forest farmers in the global market.
(3.) "Acai palm fruit (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) pulp improves survival of flies on a high fat diet." Experimental Gerontology, 2010; 45(3):243-251.