Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Super Berry

For centuries, the people of the Amazon have revered the açai berry.

Many forms of life in the Amazon depend upon the açai berry as a key food source. Historically, the açai berry has been a vital part of the culture among indigenous tribes. Açai palm trees grow mostly in floodplains. Due to frequent flooding and intense exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, açai trees are constantly subjected to oxidative stress. The highly adaptive açai palm trees have flourished in these extreme conditions to produce an extraordinary fruit that stands out in the world of fruits.

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