The Acai Berry
Many of you are probably sitting there thinking: “what is açaí”? Oh well… before answering this question, let’s start by getting the pronunciation right: ah-sigh-ee! Then the answer is pretty simple,,, açaí is a little purple berry growing on palm trees (specifically Euterpe Oleracea) along the banks of the river Amazon in Brazil.
Pitaya (pronounced Pi-tah-yah) Pitahaya in Spanish is the fruit of a cactus species indigenous to South & Central America. You may be more familiar with its cousin which goes by the name Dragon Fruit.