Acerola

WHAT IS ACEROLA?

Acerola fruit is a real vitamin bomb. Acerola is a berry mainly found in Brazil. Because the berries look like cherries, you will also find acerola as acerola cherry, West Indian cherry or Barbados cherry. Acerola in particular is a powerful source of vitamin C: a few grams of this berry contains as much vitamin C as a kilo of oranges! Vitamin C is an antioxidant, so acerola fruit is a big boost for your health! In Europe, the special berry is mainly sold as powder or tablets. This has to do with the climate in Brazil: the berries spoil quickly in the warm climate. Discover the special properties of acerola as a superfood here!

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WHAT IS ACEROLA AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Acerola is mainly found in South America. You can find it there in Brazil, among others, but acerola is now also grown in Asia and Jamaica. The acerola tree (Malpgihia Glabra) grows 2 to 6 meters high and bears cherry-shaped fruits called acerola. Acerola fruit probably contains the highest levels of vitamin C in the world. In addition, the cherry contains a large amount of polyphenols. You can imagine why acerola fruit is so popular as a superfood. And rightly so: the enormous amount of vitamin C is a boost for your health! The acerola tree mainly grows in warm areas. For this reason, the cherries are fragile: they spoil quickly as soon as they fall to the ground. This is the reason that we cannot (yet) buy acerola cherries separately in the Netherlands. You can mainly buy acerola here in the form of powder or pills.

WHAT FLAVORS DOES ACEROLA HAVE?

Acerola has a fresh, sweet and sour taste. Many fruit lovers love it. The slightly sour aroma comes from the large amount of vitamin C in acerola. Vitamin C is also called ascorbic acid and is responsible for the fresh and sour aroma in fruit. So it's safe to say that you can taste how healthy acerola is! Acerola can be eaten as a hand fruit, but it is also often made into juice locally. Fortunately, you can also taste the fresh taste acerola powder .

WHAT MAKES ACEROLA A SUPERFOOD?

Every type of fruit contains vitamins, but acerola is a real 'bomb' full of vitamins and polyphenols. Acerola is best known for its enormous content of vitamin C or ascorbic acid. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that, among other things, supports your resistance and prevents free radicals. In addition, vitamin C supports the connective tissue in your skin. Because the vitamin also supports your resistance, many people take extra vitamin C during the flu season. Acerola fruit is also known for its polyphenols, which are also antioxidants. Like many other substances with an antioxidant effect, polyphenols counteract free radicals. They protect your body cells, as it were. Other vitamins and nutrients in acerola fruit include:

  • Vitamin A (eyesight)
  • Vitamins B1 and B2
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Protein (small amount)
  • iron

Acerola fruit is therefore packed with nutrients. A real superfood that gives you a lot of extra vitamins!

WHAT BENEFITS DOES ACEROLA HAVE IN YOUR DIET?

Including Acerola in your diet has several benefits for your health. The fruit is best known for its legendary amount of vitamin C. This vitamin is very important for healthy tissues and strong resistance. During very busy days or during the flu season, it is extra important to eat healthy with sufficient vitamins.

Acerola can give you some support during those periods. In addition, acerola fruit contains vitamins A, B1, B2, polyphenols and various minerals. Both the acerola powder and the tablets give that extra push if you want to eat healthy or exercise a lot!

HOW DO YOU INCLUDE ACEROLA POWDER HEALTHY INTO YOUR MEAL?

Acerola powder is bursting with vitamins. For this reason, you only need a little bit to reap the health benefits. Half a teaspoon of acerola powder in your meal once a day is sufficient. The powder has a fresh and sour taste. You can therefore add it to your favorite juice or drink, such as orange juice, primal juice or tea. Fruit juice in particular is a great combination with acerola powder! With a cool drink you can be sure that all the vitamins in the powder are preserved. As for food, you can use acerola powder in various (cold) meals. It fits perfectly in your yoghurt, cottage cheese, fruit salad or dessert.

ACEROLA POWDER FOR A VEGAN DIET

Acerola powder is very suitable for a vegan diet. The large amount of vitamins and minerals ensure that you get a lot of the necessary nutrients. Acerola powder is also a fresh seasoning for your yoghurt, for example. It is smart to alternate acerola powder with other additives. This way you can be sure that you include all the necessary vitamins and minerals in your diet!

WHERE CAN YOU BUY ACEROLA?

Acerola fruit is a real pearl because of its high content of vitamin C and polyphenols. At Supernaturals you can buy various organic acerola products such as acerola powder and acerola tablets. The powder is particularly suitable for adding to your food or juice. Delicious and healthy for breakfast or lunch, in your cottage cheese or yogurt! The acerola tablets are perfect as a vitamin supplement. They can give you a helping hand to supplement a healthy diet, or offer support during a busy period. In addition, the tablets are popular during the flu season, because vitamins help you stay fit and healthy!