Unseen SUPERFOOD in Amazon Jungle – Real Way to Eat AÇAÍ (You’ll Be Surprised) in Belém, Brazil!

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BELÉM, BRAZIL – The state of Pará in the northern part of Brazil, still located in the Amazon jungle, is one of the most gorgeous and food rich states of Brazil. Along with massive river fish, one of the main foods grown in and around Belem is açaí (acai), the small berries from the acai palm tree. #Brazil #AmazonRainforest #acai

Before going across the river to a harvest açaí (acai) and for a full Amazon jungle food meal, we stopped at the Belem market and bought a chunk of fihote, a type of Amazon catfish.

We met up with our friends, and took the boat to Cumbu island, to meet with relatives of Lana, who arranged for us to have an entire açaí (acai) food experiences.

When you think about açaí (acai), unless you’re from Belem, you probably think about a sweet fruit bowl covered with fruits, and possibly some granola mixed in. That’s all I knew about acai before coming to Belem. But in the state of Para, acai is eaten totally different. The berries are ground into a paste, and eaten as a main dish with a full meal – typically with fried fish.

One of the reasons why açaí (acai) is eaten this way only in the northern Amazon rainforest is because açaí (acai) really doesn’t travel or export fresh. It spoils so fast, within hours of being ground. So typically they sweeten it and make it into a sorbet to get around the world – which is why it’s then prepared into a sweet fruity açaí (acai) bowl. That’s not bad at all, just totally different from how they eat it in the Amazon.

Along with an outstanding acai feast, we also had maniçoba, another staple of Para food – cassava leaves cooked for 7 days to take out the poison and cooked with a variety of pig parts. It’s a wonderful dish.

It was an amazing learning experience, and I’ll never think of açaí (acai) the same again.

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  1. Chelsea Ajanel

    I’m eating a peanut butter sandwich 😫

  2. Que afortunado son al tener muy pero muy cerca una fruta importante como lo es el Açaí ,I want Açaí

  3. Mark lol you make me feel hungry,Good Bless you

  4. The magic super food 🥘 thanks Mark

  5. Andrea Joy Blakemore

    Thank you for the amazing vids Mark. Watching from the Philippines.

  6. Weri Scorpion


  7. WOW!!! A unique experience that the average person will never have the privilege to be part of. Lucky you !

  8. Great video, very informative and educational, molto bravo!

  9. 1:55 6:46 is what you came for, thank me later.

  10. here where I live in Suriname(SouthAmerica) Acai is super popular!! glad u had a chance to try it out

  11. Sees a new Mark Wiens video. Likes it before even watching because you know its gonna be a banger!

  12. Gu XAGA Lopes

    Uma coisa muito importante que ele mostrou que o Brasil é Bambam foi um dos mais fortes do mercado foi do cacau que infelizmente está perdendo a força no nosso país

  13. Wow, the Amazon should be treated as a goddess as it provides everything. The people living there are blessed.

  14. WildFlower Carm

    This has been one of my favorite series you have done! Please keep making content like this. I really feel like I am experiencing the Amazon.

  15. Eliot Garcia

    Thank you, Mark for your videos. I am at a time in my life where traveling is not possible. But watching your videos, I can feel like I can travel the world, seeing fascinating sights and at least watching you enjoy the foods of the region.

  16. Supriya Yadav

    mark cum to vizag….😎

  17. Totally new cultural, learning experience…and the açaí has turned your lips purple!!😀.

  18. Eliot Garcia

    Mark, while you might like to take a bath in Acai, after seeing your mouth turn purple, I think you might like to rethink the bath. I think you would look like a big blueberry!

  19. Eliot Garcia

    "Tastifies" Love the new Markism.

  20. cassava leaves is poisonous?
    We, Indonesian eat it in our entire life, and no one boil it in 7 years. 15 mnts enough.