The Purpura Bacca of the Amazonian Rainforest

Over time, people gain weight to their midriff and other parts of their bodies. This weight gain can be due to health issues, over eating, hormonal balances, or lack of exercise. Some people choose to take diet aids in the form of over the counter drugs in order to lose weight. However, most people who want to lose weight have not tried Purpura Bacca.

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You may be wondering what Purpura Bacca is. It is a purplish berry that is derived from palm trees that are found in Central and South America. The Purpura Bacca or acai palm tree is also common in the Amazon rainforest. The hearts of palm and the fruit berry is cultivated for commercial purposes.  Eight different species are found in Brazil, Peru, Belize, as well as Central and South America. The Purpura Bacca is usually found on floodplains and growing in swamps. They are tall and slender, growing up to approximately 82 feet. Its leaves usually grow to almost 10 feet in length.

The acai berry is approximately one inch in circumference and many people compare the shape to a grape. The acai berry is slightly smaller and contains less pulp. Some branches of the acai palm can contain between 500-900 fruits.  The acai berry has a rather large seed, which makes up approximately 80% of the fruit. Each year two crops of fruit are yielded from the acai palm or Purpura Bacca tree. The fruit of the tree are used in culinary dishes as well as for its medicinal properties.

The acai berry or purpura berry is a powerful antioxidant and is used to cleanse and detoxify the system of harmful toxins. The acai berry is known as a super fruit because of its weight loss benefits and for the ability to improve a persons overall health. This super fruit contains dietary fibers, vitamins B, C, and E, as well as palmitic acid, omega-3, oleic acid, linoleic acid, abthocyanins, and much more. The acai berry is a concentrated fruit that contains a high concentration of vitamins and nutrients that are vital in promoting good health.

The natives of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil often eat the fruit from the Purpura tree. It makes up almost 42% of their diet and they have eaten the fruit of the acai berry trees for centuries. The acai berry is also very rich in protein and is in very high demand.

Conservationists are a little worried because of the measures that are underway by companies as well as governments who are looking into clearing some of the Amazonian rainforests for agriculture. They fear that the acai palm trees will be cut down to make way for agricultural purposes. Several plantations have sprung up along the Amazon in which the acai berry is harvested.

There is an American company, which is named Sambazon, which has a plantation in the Amazon rainforest. The plantations in which they harvest the acai berry have been USDA certified since 2003. The Sambazon Company also practices fair trade and gives back to the communities that are based in the Amazon Rainforest.

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