What is Acerola?

Posted: April 30, 2014 in Herb Extracts

Acerola (Malpighia emarginata) is a cogent antecedent of vitamin C in the accustomed anatomy of ascorbic acid, absolute as abundant as 1000 to 4500 milligrams per 100 grams of comestible fruit. Vitamin C is an capital comestible nutrient, arena a role in allowed arrangement health. It is aswell important in the amalgam of collagen, a structural basic of bone, derma and claret argosy as able-bodied as the amalgam of academician chemicals complex in affection regulation. Vitamin C agreeable is accomplished in the beneath developed bake-apple and afterwards autumn the percent of vitamin C can be preserved by freezing the plant.

Vitamin A is addition important comestible begin in the acerola, acquiescent as abundant as a array of full-sized carrots, or about 3400 to 12,500 all-embracing units per 100 grams of fruit. Vitamin A plays a role in beheld health, accustomed advance and advancing development, red claret corpuscle assembly and it protects the allowed system.

Additional micronutrients begin to a bottom amount in the bake-apple cover several B-vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Each of which is all-important in a accustomed diet. Protein, cilia and blubbery acids, important macronutrients of the diet, are aswell in the fruit.

Acerola is aswell accepted as: Barbados cherry, West Indian blooming and Cereza. It has its origins in the Yucatan and is broadly broadcast throughout the hotter southern climates of the United States like Florida and Texas, as able-bodied as the Central and the arctic allotment of South America. The bulb is aswell able throughout the Caribbean and sub-tropical regions. As of current, Brazil is the better accumulation cultivar of the plant.


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