Saturday, April 14, 2012

Acai Quick Facts

  • Açai is a small, deep-purple fruit about the size of a grape that grows in clusters on a palm tree.
  • The fruit grows in humid, floodplain swamps of the eastern Amazon River basin.
  • MonaVie is a leader in research on the açai berry, with emphasis on the benefits of açai as well as the best methods for transporting, preserving and using the berry in high-quality products.
  • MonaVie is one of the largest consumers of the açai berry outside of Brazil.
  • In 2008, MonaVie bought 15,000 tons of açai fruit, helping to preserve the Amazon Rainforest.
  • In addition to being a catalyst for Amazon Rainforest preservation, açai’s popularity has proven financially beneficial to the people of Brazil. Harvesters working on the MonaVie crop have year-round employment.

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