The Acerola is a bright red cherry-like fruit grown from a bushy shrub, native to tropical regions of the Western Hemisphere. It is low in calories but a great source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In fact, this fruit is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, providing 50-100 times more vitamin C than oranges and lemons. Acerola is slowly becoming more well-known in the food and health industry for the immunity benefits it carries.
Acerola is known for its high vitamin C, A, B1, B2, and B3 content. It also contains carotenoids and bioflavonoids, which can acts as antioxidants to help the body deal with allergies and viruses whiles also protecting the body from cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.
Acerola is fragrant in scent with a combination of both sweet and tart flavors. Its taste resembles a sweet-tart apple. While acerola can be eaten raw, its powdered form is easily combined with other ingredients, helping to elevate taste and nutritional benefits.