Acerola cherry (Malpighia glabra) is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. The common names are Acerola, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, and wild crape myrtle. It is known for being extremely rich in vitamin C.
Acerola is a small, fruit-bearing tree that grows in hot, dry climates. The acerola tree is sensitive to wind and not very tolerant of cold. It grows to about 15 feet high, with evergreen leaves and small, pink flowers. The small, red acerola fruits look like common cherries, blending sweet and sour in a juicy burst. Because the thin-skinned fruits are easily bruised and quickly deteriorate once picked, the fresh fruit is not distributed commercially. Acerola grows in South Texas, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and the northern part of South America. It can also be found in India.
Acerola has one of the highest contents of vitamin C per gram of fruit. Studied in the lab, Acerola has been found to be a powerful antioxidant and have anti-tumor potential. Volatile components have been isolated from acerola fruit. One hundred fifty constituents have been identified in the aroma concentrate. Its polyphenolic compounds and high vitamin C amounts provide excellent immune system support. Acerola also contains natural B vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin. It also contains proteins, iron, calcium and phosphorus.
Latin Name: Malpighia glabra L
Appearance: Light –Pink powder
Active Ingredients: Vitamin C
Specification: 17% 25%
Particle Size: 100% pass 80 mesh
Free Sample: 10-20g
1.Application in Food Supplement
Acerola powder has been used to help diarrhea, dysentery, and liver issues, as well as combat free radicals and strengthen the immune system with its high levels of Vitamin C, and it also can be used as a nutritive because it contains many other vitamins and minerals
2.Application in Cosmetics
Acerola first appeared in Japanese skin care products at least five years ago. Niche skin care brands have started incorporating it into their facial care products for its Vitamin C rich properties. And it can also be found in hair care and cosmetics.
Most of the skin benefits associated with acerola come from its high vitamin C concentration. These include:
• Antioxidant action to protect against free radical damage that can accelerate skin aging;
• Ability to even skin tone and brighten skin;
• Boosting production of collagen and elastin;
• Increasing the ability of the skin to retain moisture.