Acerola, also known as a Barbados cherry, is a small and sour fruit, native to Central and South America. Sevenhills Wholefoods source our Acerola from Brazil, due to the hot climates and acidic soil, in which the fruit thrives. Resembling the common cherry, Acerola typically has a delicious, sweet flavour, with a slight bite of acid, but has recently drawn significant attention due to its considerable health benefits.
Acerola is well known for being extremely rich in vitamin C, yet the fruit also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3, as well as multiple bioflavins and carotenoids, which provide important nutritive value and antioxidant uses. The vitamin C produced by the fruit is better absorbed by humans than even synthetic ascorbic acid. Known as an antioxidant, the Vitamin C among Acerola’s other nutrients supports proper function in many body areas, including skin, teeth, nerves, the immune system, cartilage, bone, blood vessels and the brain. It helps our immune system work during and after exercise, assists with absorption of iron and is important for energy regulation. We recommend adding 1 teaspoon to water, juice or a fruit smoothie daily. Customers also enjoy sprinkling our Acerola on food and desserts.
100% Organic Acerola powder. No colours, binders, fillers or preservatives added. Certified organic by the Soil Association and registered by the Vegan society. This product does not contain any substances causing allergies as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.