The acerola cherry is a South American superfood, packed with nutrients and is the richest known source of natural vitamin C in the world. Our acerola cherry powder is freeze dried and has a whopping 17.5% vitamin C content!
Acerola cherry is known best for its high (17.5%) vitamin C content. In addition to this, acerola cherry contains a high concentration of polyphenol antioxidants from the proanthocyanidin and anthocyanin classes. Acerola is also high in other vitamins (beta-carotenes), minerals (iron, calcium, phosphorous), and has an impressive total anti-oxidant count.
Type: Freeze dried acerola berry powder
Acerola powder can be used in place of vitamin c powder, providing balanced nutritional support and excelling at enhancing the immune system. Acerola is best blended with a fruit smoothie or mixed with juice.
Malpighia glabra can be found growing from Texas and Florida to Brazil, and is believed to have been originated in the Yucatan. It is a fast growing shrub with white and pink flowers bearing oval shaped fruits with a tarty taste. The powder itself does not have the characteristic citrus taste of pure vitamin c, instead, acerola has an earthy taste, with the citrus flavor resting in the background. It is a common belief amongst herbalists that whole herbs are better for the body than extracts or isolates. Acerola is a fine example of this, providing the body with numerous minerals and co-factors which assist the body utilize the high vitamin C content of the fruit.
Acerola cherry blends well with other superfoods such as: Acai berry, Amla fruit, Barley grass, Beet root, Chlorella, Dulse, Essiac, Kelp, Maqui berry, Milk thistle seed, Moringa, Noni, Oat straw, Spinach, Spirulina, Wheat grass, Whole-food Nutrition elixir, and with its high vitamin and mineral concentration can be used to accent many healing herbs such as Astragalus, Cinchona, Echinacea, Goldenseal, Jiaogulan, Pau d' Arco, Peruvian Cat's claw, Reishi, Sarsaparilla, Triphala, and more.
Acerola can cause an allergic reaction to those who are sensitive to latex.
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