acerola cherries (Malpighia punicifolia)

See also vitamin c

  • Acerola cherries are also known as Barbados cherries.
  • Acerola cherries are an exceptionally rich source of natural vitamin C, in fact they have one of the highest vitamin C contents of any fruit.
  • In the UK you can buy acerola cherries in powder form from specialist suppliers. You may also be able to get frozen acerola.
  • Acerola cherry powder can be used to add vitamin C to your recipes.
  • You can also just add acerola cherry powder to water to make a vitamin C drink.

Links

  • "This link leads to a website provided by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. rawfoodRecipes is not affiliated or endorsed by the Linus Pauling Institute or Oregon State University." The Micronutrient Information Cente. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make ascorbic acid and must obtain vitamin C from the diet.
  • http://lpi.oregonstate.edu
  • Acerola cherries, native to northern Brazil are a powerful antioxidant and one of the richest known natural sources of vitamin C in the World.
  • http://www.pulpa.co.uk
  • Compare acerola cherries with oranges and apples!
  • http://www.healthaliciousness.com
  • Founded in 1968, the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. The link below gives the botanical information for acerola
  • http://www.crfg.org
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden Plant Database entry for Malpighia punicifolia
  • http://www.ntbg.org
  • Ok. You might need your Brazilian Portuguese for this one ...A acerola é uma planta originária das Antilhas, América Central e América do Sul. Com fruto pequeno, arredondado, que chega a pesar até 10 gramas, é consumida principalmente na forma de suco.
  • http://www.frutamil.com.br
  • Purdue University. NewCROP entry for Barbados cherry:
  • https://hort.purdue.edu
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