The açaí palm, also aqais a member of the genus Euterpe, which contains 7 species of palms native to tropical Central and South America, from Belize south to Brazil and Peru, growing mainly in floodplains and swamps.
Acai is a Brazilian berry original from the Amazon Region that is considered to be one of nature's most complete and healthy foods. The acai berry is loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, essential omegas, fibers and protein. Some of the health benefits associated with the acai berry are: increase in sustained energy, help with healthy cholesterol management, improvement of digestive system, strengthening immune system, among others.
Acai is a fruit that has been used by the natives as a dietary supplement for energy and a feeling of general wellness. Acai should be considered by all as an addition to a well balanced nutritional diet to help promote a healthy lifestyle.
Oprah's website described acai as "one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world..."