Info is from AcaiRoots
Eaten in Brazil for breakfast
Acai (açaí) is a palm tree that grows in the North of Brazil.
It is known by the native people (indigenas) as “içá-çai”, which means “fruit that cries”.
The legend of the fruit that cries:
There was an Amazon Indian girl named Iaca, whose father was the tribal chief. His tribe had grown so large that there wasn’t enough food to go around. So, the chief decreed that all newborn babies must be killed. When Iaca, his own daughter, bore a child, the chief had his decree carried out. Iaca mourned her baby’s death alone in her hut for days. Then she thought she heard a baby crying. When she went outside in search of the baby, she saw a palm tree shooting up from the earth, covered in fruit. Full of despair, she lay down under the tree and died. The next day, the tribe found Iaca’s body under the new tree. The tree’s fruit satisfied their hunger and renewed their energy, and the chief lifted his harsh decree, declaring that the fruit would be named after his daughter (”Acai” is “Iaca” spelled backwards). With abundant food for all, the tribe grew and flourished.
There seems to be many health benefits from the Amazon fruit. Check them out Here
It’s an Oprah website but it’s got a good summary of what I’ve found online : )
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