Topics: Fruit, Nutrition, Açaí Palm Pages: 4 (645 words) Published: October 1, 2010

Topic: Acai Berries

General purpose: To inform

Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the Acai berries

Thesis statement: To let audience know about the background, health benefits and used of Acai berries that may attracted us to grab it.


Attention Getter: We can know the existence of Acai berries and the nature’s energy fruit
exclusively in the Amazon rainforest that made this fruit is unknown to
outside people around the world.

Reasons to listen: We can get information about the Acai berries, and it is important to be
a knowledgeable about the background of this fruits.

Preview : Firstly, I will discuss about the background of Acai berries.
Secondly, I will discuss about the health benefits of Acai berries.
Lastly, I will discuss the used of Acai berries to us.

Transition: Let me start by giving information the background of Acai
Berries the fruits that unknown to people.


I. Background of Acai berries.

a. What are Acai berries?

a. Acai berries are egg-shaped fruits with purple flesh, measuring about 1.5 cm. The berries get their names from the Amazonian palm (Euterpe oleracea) on which they grow, native along the Amazon River, and known by Brazilian locals as "acais."

Acai berries are a small round black-purple drupe fruit which appearance similar to grape from the tree called Acai Palm.

b. The berries are harvested as food. In a study of three traditional populations in the Brazilian Amazon, acai palm was described as the most important plant species because the fruit makes up a major component of their diet, up to 42% of the total food intake by weight.

c. The fruit is small, round, black-purple drupe about 1-inch (25 mm) in diameter, similar in appearance and size to a grape but with less pulp. The of the ripe fruits is a deep purple...
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