Acerola 17% Vitamin C
The bright red fruit can range in flavour from sweet to somewhat acid. As well as being eaten out of hand, they can also be stewed, made into juices, sauces, jellies, jams, wines or purees. The fruits are very rich in vitamin C (1 – 4 g per 100 g juice). They are widely used in the preparation of vitamin tablets and other nutritional supplements. The juice is added to other juices in order to improve their nutritional value. The fruits are considered beneficial against liver problems, diarrhoea, dysentery, coughs and colds. The bark exudes a gum that is recommended as a pectoral.
Serve Size Suggestion: 0.2g Use sparingly, only 1/8 teaspoon per serve, up to 3 times a day.
Add a little to juice or water, stir in and drink.
Specifications for Acerola
|Botanical Name||Malpighia glabra|
|Other names||Barbados cherry, Escobillo, West Indian cherry, and wild crepe myrtle|
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|Packaging||Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch|