(Malpighia emarginata)

Other names: Guarani Cherry, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry, Wild Crepe Myrtle, Barbadosská Třešeň, Barbadoskirsebær, Geribde Kers, West-Indische Kers, Barbadoskers, Barbadoskirsche, Eplaþyrniber, Barbadoskirsebær, Cereja-de-barbados, Wisnia Acerola, Cicerola, Barbadoskörsbär, Cerise de Barbade, Barbadoška Trešnja

Acerola is native to Central America, northern South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. It is one of the richest natural sources of ascorbic acid and contains an abundance of phytonutrients like carotenoids, phenolics, anthocyanins, and flavonoids. The acerola fruit contains an enormous amount of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in the range of 1500–4500 mg/100 g, which is around 50–100 times more than orange or lemon.

Acerola may be beneficial to treat or prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, as a powerful antioxidant, for boosting immunity, preventing heart diseases, improving vision, nourishing skin, and its possible multidrug-resistant reversal activity.

Compliance: food or food ingredient, cosmetics ingredient

Compliance varies from country to country. There is no harmonized botanical list of allowed botanicals in food or food supplements for all EU countries. Compliance for cosmetic ingredients is harmonized in EU.

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These claims have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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