Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract
Also Known As: Euterpe oleracea, Açai palm, Cabbage palm, Juçara
The açai palm tree, native to tropical Central and South America, produces a deep purple berry. The açai berries have long been an important food source for indigenous peoples of the Amazon region, and it is thought to have health-promoting benefits, like most colorful berries. The word “açai” comes from an Amazon word that means “fruit that cries”.
Acai is used in health supplements today as a superfood, rich in antioxidants, fiber and heart-healthy fats.