Acai berries come from the acai palm tree (Euterpe oleracea) found in
Central and South America. The acai berry has been used by native
Central and South Americans for centuries -- it makes up 42% of the
region's total food intake.
A relative of the blueberry
and cranberry, the acai berry has become popular in the United States
because it's believed to have tremendous health benefits. It's touted
as the latest "super...