The acai palm tree, native to tropical Central and South America, produces a reddish-purple fruit. Acai is widely consumed as an edible fruit or juice and is also available as a dietary supplement. There is no definitive evidence that acai has any special health benefits.
Information about acai, which is marketed as a folk or traditional remedy for weight loss and anti-aging purposes. From the U.S. government’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.
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