Acerola is native fruit from Central America and South America and Brazil is the biggest producer and exporter of the world. It is rich in vitamin C (more than 80% of the quantity found in orange and lemon), vitamin A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), calcium, phosphorus and iron, which make acerola an important ally to our health. Among its benefits, we have the prevention of diseases such as flu, muscle weakness and infections, directly helping to boost immunological system and cellular respiration. Because of vitamin C, the fruit acts in the adequate functioning of white blood cells and is also efficient against infectious diseases. Acerola is also used as a supplement to treatment of varied types of cancer.
Acerola powder is used in food and beverage industries, as natural antioxidants and nutritional supplements, in addition to energy drinks, natural juices, cereal bars, yogurts and food supplements.