Acerola Nutrients and Benefits

Acerola | Foodfacts.com

Acerola | Foodfacts.com

Foodfacts.com really liked this particular post about this particular fruit. We don’t even think that it should be called any other name then Extreme Amount of Vitamin C. The real name for this very awesome small fruit is Acerola.

So far and as far as we know this cute little fruit contains the most amount of vitamin C in it then any other fruit in the world. In fact, just one whole Raw Acerola Fruit (weighs about 5 grams) contains about 133% of Daily Value per one serving, and just one cup of Raw Acerola fruits (weighs about 98 grams) contains about 2740% of Daily Value per one serving. The only bad part about this fruit is that you don’t even hear about it in the USA and we haven’t seen it in stores. If you want to be able to get this Acerola fruits constantly then you need to be somewhere around the places where people can grow them, and that is in India, Brazil, Bahia, Peru, Mexico, Caribean, and maybe in southern Texas USA. Other names that you could hear people reffering to this fruit are like Malpighia Glabra, Barbados Cherry, West Indian Cherry, and Wild Crapemyrtle. People say that Acerola tastes sweet and at the same time sour too. Sometimes you could get a nice sweet one, but the ones that taste more sour it leave your mouth with a more tarty taste. The Size of Acerola fruit is about the size of a nice large Cherry. The Acerola fruit or berry (some people refer to it as a berry) grows on a small tree or a fruit shrub. Here is the full list of Nutrients in about a cup of Raw Acerola Fruits:

- Vitamin A

- Vitamin B1, Thiamin

- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin

- Vitamin B3, Niacin

- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid

- Vitamin B9, Folate

- Vitamin C (EXTREME amount)

- Calcium

- Iron

- Magnesium

- Phosphorus

- Potassium

- Zinc

- Copper

- Selenium

- Protein

- Calories

- Carbohydrates

- Dietary Fiber

- Natural Fats

Courtesy of http://seekthat.net/blog/2009/11/20/acerola-nutrients-and-benefits/

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