Euterpe oleracea from Brasil, Colombia
The açai berries, resembling to raisins, ow along the banks of the Amazon river, on palm trees that get their strength from the rich soil of the tropical rainforest. When ripe, the berries, which are rich in nutrients, are ound to make a dark purple powder. This berry is considered one of the most nutritious fruits in the world and naturally contains numerous nutrients and phytonutrients. People in Brazil and Suriname have been eating the fruit for years, mainly as pulp. The hard berries are soaked. The entire fruit, including the skin, is then ound to a pulp and eaten cold. Purasana açai berry powder is obtained by freeze-drying to retain optimal nutritional value.