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 Iron, Calcium and Potassium, 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.
Our Acerola powder is grown in Brazil, in rainforest conditions. The fruit is picked by hand from the topmost branches of the tree, processed almost immediately, and pressed into a pulp. This pulp is quickly freeze-dried, and the dried product is milled in to a fine powder. Processing temperatures remain below 45°C, hence we market this product as raw.
• Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels, bones, gums, skin, teeth and cartilage. It also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress, normal energy-yielding metabolism, functioning of the nervous and immunes systems and also the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
•Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure, to normal functioning of the nervous system and noormal muscle function.
• Calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission, energy-yielding metabolism and muscle function. It is also needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth.
• Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin, oxygen transport in the body, energy-yielding metabolism, function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
100% Organic Raw Acerola Powder from Brazil.
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 (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.
We recommend adding 1 teaspoon (around 5g) to water, juice or a fruit smoothie daily. Customers also enjoy sprinkling our Acerola on food and desserts. Take up to 5g per day.
**N.B. WE MAY USE COMBINATIONS OF OUR SMALLER POUCHES SIZES TO FULFIL ORDERS OF LARGER POUCH SIZES.**