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Brazil: The açaí, an Amazonian fruit that conquered the world

Palm Ruff
Fresh Acai
Fruits
Brazil
Published Aug 28, 2023

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Açaí is a fruit of Amazonian origin that has gained popularity worldwide. It is harvested from the açaí tree, a palm tree native to the Amazon region. The majority of açaí production comes from the northern state of Pará in Brazil, with exports of açaí-derived products increasing significantly in recent years. In addition to its culinary uses, açaí is also used in cosmetics and its seeds are repurposed for crafts.
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Pure, sweetened with guarana, fruit or granola, açaí is a fruit of Amazonian origin that in recent decades has jumped from the Brazilian table to the counters of the world. What is it and where does it grow? The açaí tree, also called açaí or açaízeiro, is a palm tree native to the Amazon region that can exceed 20 meters in height. Its fruits, small black berries with a fine pulp, are extracted manually by the producers, who climb the palm trees to cut the clusters when the fruit is ripe. The vast majority of production comes from flood-prone areas of the Amazon, where açaí is native, but there are also plantations on the mainland. In the past, the palm trees only bore fruit during the harvest (from August to January), but the improvement of agricultural techniques has made it possible to maintain a certain volume of production for the rest of the year. Production boom Brazil is the world's leading producer of açaí and more than 90% of production comes from the northern state of ...
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