From Amazonia to you, acerola cherry is a small-sized juicy fruit with a delicate sweet and sour flavor, which can best be described as a tasty combination of lime and strawberry. In huge demand, this tiny cherry with bright red and thin skin has an exceptionally high concentration of Vitamin C, an impressive antioxidant that boosts the immune system.ORIGIN
Amazonian rainforest biome, northern Brazil.
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This small, red and juicy fruit with a delicate sweet and sour flavour which can best be described as a tasty combination of lime and strawberry can be your best candidate for vitamin C supplementation. Acerola (pronounced ah-sir-oh-la) can be found in abundance in the Brazilian Caatinga and Amazonian rainforest.
For the record, Acerola is one of Brazil's most consumed fruits, the reason for that is indeed evident. The acerola cherry is also known as West Indian Cherry and Barbados Cherry. In huge demand, this tiny cherry with bright red and thin skin has an exceptionally high concentration of Vitamin C, about 90 times more Vitamin C than an orange, and 35 times more Vitamin C than a lime. On top of that, Acerola is also an impressive antioxidant, making it ranked as one of the most considered natural medicines for its capacity to boost the immune system.
The Acerola cherry boasts a unique combination of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3 or Niacin, protein, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. The Acerola cherry also contains a high concentration of polyphenols, such as anthocyanin, chlorogenic acid, epigallocatechin gallate, epicatechin, procyanidin B, and rulin. Strengthened by the presence of carotenoids, the acerola cherry's polyphenol content causes the acerola super antioxidant action.
The Acerola cherry is very beneficial as an astringent and can also take action in the prevention of infection. As an immune system stimulant, the Acerola cherry prevents free radical damage in cells. Aiding in the prevention of influenza and colds, the acerola cherry helps in the betterment of lung related problems such as bronchitis, sinusitis and other respiratory conditions, as well as to prevent liver disorders such as cirrhosis and other viral infections.
In comparison to oranges, the Acerola cherry also provides double the amount of magnesium, potassium and Vitamin B5 or pantothenic acid, which aids the rejuvenation of stressed and tired skin by replenishing and speeding the cell regeneration.
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