Acerola Cherry

Acerola cherry is a plant native to tropical regions of the Western Hemisphere. Commonly called the West Indies cherry, Barbados cherry, or just simply “acerola,” it’s believed that the shrub-like plant originated in southern Mexico and the Caribbean. The fruit is similar to cherry and is a deep red color when ripe.

NUTRITION

Acerola is known for being extremely rich in vitamin C. It also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3, as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, all providing essential nutritive value and antioxidant uses. For many years Acerola has been used to support the common cold. Acerola cherry is an astringent; this could make it helpful for supporting skin blemishes, promoting skin elasticity, and supporting healthy digestion.

BENEFITS

  • May help fend off the common cold
  • May pump up endurance
  • May support overall wellness
  • May Aid Digestion
  • May Promote Healthy Skin