Acai Palm

Scientific Name: 
Euterpe oleracea
Family Name: 
Arecaceae
Place of Origin: 
Central and South America
Plant Description: 
A type of palm tree cultivated for it's fruit which is small, round and purple in colour (like a grape)
Plant Height: 
15-30m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Of Interest: 
The fruit of the Acai Palm is much sought after for its health benefits including anti aging, highest level of antioxidants of any fruit, anti inflammatory and amino acids for muscle growth. The leaves can also be made into baskets, hats, brooms and used for roofing for homes. The trunks of the tree is used for housing construction.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Palm
Climate: 
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical

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