acai berry is the fruit of a type of palm tree. This palm tree is
native to South and Central America and has been used for hundreds of
years by the native populations of the countries where it grows for a
number of reasons including its highly nutritious properties. These
trees grow particularly tall, sometimes as high as thirty metres. The
leaves may be up to three metres long and they also grow fast.
are harvested for a number of reasons, most notably for the fruit.
There is a huge growing demands around the world for the fruit and
another popular component of the tree is the palm hearts which a
particularly high quality.
fruits are round the size of large grapes and a purple and black in
colour. Perfectly round, they grown clumps of several hand reared on
the branches of the trees and they have long been harvested for the
food by the native populations of the regions. Being a significant part
of the local diet, these berries are also used in smoothies and fruit
juices, partly due to their nutritional value.
organisations have capitalised on the advantages and the alleged
advantages of the acai berry. Especially with the advent of the
Internet, there have been a lot of scams involving products based on
this bury. Of the many claims, some of them purport that the berry
enhances sexual performance, is an effective dietary supplement to help
you lose weight, has detoxify in properties and improves the
performance of the digestive system. These are just a name a few.
are also many more much dubious claims made by the spamming companies.
Some of these included being pushed is an extremely effective weight
loss substance and even more amazing are claims that it can be used as
a male enhancement product and increase sexuality. Unsurprisingly, none
of these claims had been proven and most of them have been uncovered to
However, the berry is high in nutritional value
and there is certainly nothing wrong with consuming it. Unfortunately,
the many claims made by unscrupulous marketers are simply absurd. A
number of people have fallen victim to scams involving products
containing this berry.
acai palm has many other uses of its own. The wood is used for building
and the leaves are used for a huge number of things such as thatching,
the construction of hats and mats and various other things. The tree
trunks also contain a high quantity of useful minerals.
fruit itself is the most well known part of the tree though, having a
particularly high content of seeds. The seeds, comprising around eighty
per cent of the weight of the fruits are often used for livestock or as
a supplement to organic soil. They also natural source of saturated
fatty acids. While there definitely a plenty of uses for berry, they
are certainly not magical and some companies seem to claim.
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