Acerola berry

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The fruit of Malpighia glabra, commonly known as the barbados or acerola berry is the richest known source of natural vitamin C in the world. Our acerola berry powder is freeze dried and has a 17.5% vitamin C content.

Botanical name
Malpighia glabra                        

Classification
Superfood

Constituents
Acerola berry is known best for its high (17.5%) vitamin C content. In addition to this, acerola berry 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.

Harvest Data
Origin: Brazil
Certified Organic
Freeze dried berry powder

Use
Acerola powder can be used in place of vitamin c powder, providing balanced nutritional support & excelling at enhancing the immune system. Acerola is best blended with a fruit smoothie or mixed with juice.

Summary
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.

Precautions
Acerola can cause an allergic reaction to those who are sensitive to latex.


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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02 November, 2011.

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