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A fruit that grows on the Brazilian wild palmberry tree, Euterpe olearacea, used for nutritive support as an antioxidant. It is similar in size to a grape.
From Brazilian Portuguese açaí (from Old Tupi) + berry.
In Brazil the Acai is an important crop because the Acai berry makes up a huge part of the diets of Amazonian people-as much as 42 percent according to Wikipedia.
You can also purchase Acai berry supplements.
According to the research, freeze-dried Acai berry pulp is able to inhibit the growth of leukemia cells.
Since the acai berry does not travel well the only way to export it is freeze dried or in juice form.
The acai berry has been an integral part of the diet of the Native South Americans since ancient times.
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