Sunday, August 19, 2007

Açaí juice

I see in one of Olle Pettersson's blogs that açaí is has found its way to Sweden. Olle remembers açaí well because he took many photographs of the palms when he was here in the Amazon year before last. Açaí is the name of the palm (Euterpe oleracea), as well as the name of the fruit and also the juice. Coincidentally,
Áurea had a hankering for açaí this morning, so we stopped by our favorite place for buying the juice. The pulp from the berries is literally removed from the seeds right in front of your eyes. It's not a marketing prompt, it just that they sell it about as fast they can process it. We bought two liters, which you can see in the plastic bags next to the coffee thermo bottle. The next step is to put them in the freezer for a few minutes to get the juice cold.

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