ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

An Introduction To The Acai Berry

Updated on June 29, 2010

For a very long time, the acai berry was known to only the people who lived in the Amazon region. It is a fruit that only grows there and perhaps it was one of the area's well-kept secret, with only the folks there knowing what wonderful properties it possessed. It's only since there's been a lot more information on acai berry coming and going from that region that the secret has slowly permeated out of its area to farther lands as more and more people learn about this amazing fruit.

So what is this fruit that everyone is suddenly getting excited about? Basically, it is a berry that is purple-black in colour and it is supposed to be extremely nutrient rich. What is more important, it contains all the vitamins that act as antioxidants in the body – and the acai berry oxidants are better than most other antioxidants. The acai berry palms are found only in the rain forests that abound in the Amazon and Brazil. For centuries probably, the locals plucked and ate this fruit to stay healthy. Today, the local farmers harvest the fruit and freeze the pulp so that it lasts. Today, from being a fruit that was freely plucked and eaten, the natural acai berry has grown to become a popular fruit beyond the shores of the Amazon.

The acai palm grows up to a height of thirty metres and the dark purple fruits are around an inch in diameter. The tree produces two crops in the year. The fruit has a large seed and the pulp is a thin layer around it. The acai berry pulp is mashed and eaten fresh with either salt or sweetened with sugar or honey. In many parts of Brazil, it is eaten with granola or tapioca.

With the spread of communications and technology, there’s little in the world that can be kept a secret for too long and the acai berry fruit that helps to keep people healthy is something that’s bound to make news beyond its boundaries. With so many people trying out so many health foods from various countries around the globe, the acai berry too has taken its place on the world scene as a health food. From being a local healthy fruit, communication has made it a fruit that a lot more people are trying out – and getting hooked onto. All it takes is the enterprising nature of traders to get it in the best possible condition from one place to another.

Today, the fruit is pulped and frozen as soon as possible after harvesting so that the essential nutrients are preserved. It is then sent to different places in this frozen form where it is converted into concentrates or pure acai berry juice. It is in this form that it is sold in many other countries. As there is very little acai berry pulp in each fruit, the acai berry juice tends to be more expensive than most other fruit juices. And of course, it has to travel all the way from the Amazon!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)