Scientific name: Euterpe oleracea
Origin: S America
Medicinal use: The date palm appreciated for the nutritional properties of its fruit. Its consumption dates from pre-Columbian times and it is a very important food in the Amazonian diet. The fruit of this palm tree is edible and is consumed in the form of drinks, sweets, and ice cream. For every 100 g, the pulp of the fruit contains 8.1 g of protein; 52.2 g of carbohydrates (including 44.2 g of fiber).
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