One of the main sources of vitamin C
Acerola is one of the major sources of vitamin C (ascorbic acid), exceeding both kiwi and citrus fruit in terms of quantity, containing 30 to 50 times more. In addition to having a significant antioxidant effect, preventing and combating flu in cold weather, it stimulates the immune system and is useful in cases of fatigue, convalescence and vitamin deficiencies.
- Vitamin C
- B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6)
- Provitamin A
Also known as "Barbados cherry" due to its round and ruby red appearance, it is actually a fruit with highly acidic notes, which brings it closer to the citrus fruit family, especially oranges.
Acerola is a small shrub that usually does not exceed 5 metres in height. It prefers tropical climates and is actually native to South America, where it is found mainly in Brazil and the Antilles.
The action of Acerola is related to the high vitamin C content: it prevents and combats flu, it stimulates the immune system and is useful in cases of fatigue, convalescence and vitamin deficiencies.