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Acerola – Natural Vitamin C

Small but full of benefits, Acerola (Malpighia Emarginata; Malpighia glabra) is a wild plant that grows in tropical and subtropical climate zones, originating in Central America and the Septentrional area of South America. The fruit goes through a developing process, being easily detected by its colour that starts from green, changing to yellow and red tones when it is mature.

 

The importance of the vitamin C

Acerola has the highest content of vitamin C in any of the plantderived fruits/ berries.

 

Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and pro-inflammatory free radicals in the blood. Besides that, the levels of collagen production in our body increase, thus favouring the fight against premature ageing of the cells.

 

Benefits

Vitamin A: Is extremely essential for health, since it is proven that improves vision, helps in growth, contributes to tooth formation, collagen formation, and is necessary for cell renewal. One unite of Acerola has more Vitamin A than an entire carrot.

 

Complex B Vitamins: The large amount of complex B vitamins present in acerola helps our body in the process of absorption of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, making the metabolism work more efficiently.

 

Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium: All present in high quantities within the fruit, help in the maintenance of our cardiovascular system.

 

Antioxidants: Acerola is rich in ferulic acid, tannin, quercetin and chlorogenic acid that all offer antioxidant properties – This makes our body capable of fighting free radicals with ease.

 

Acerola X other fruits

Fruits such as orange, lemon and mango are known worldwide for their high content of vitamin C. However, what no one knows is that Acerola has one of the highest rates of this vitamin, thus exceeding the vast majority of common fruits.

 

Vitamin C value (100g of fruit)

Acerola: 1678mg

Orange: 59mg

Lemon: 53mg

Passion fruit: 30mg

Mango: 28mg

 

Usage

Acerola products are most commonly used by Food and Juice industries, as an ingredient to be added as a (form of) natural vitamin C in their final product. Besides the acerola juice itself, the concentrates are used to improve the nutritional profile of the final products such as juices, jams, soups, yogurt, smoothies, oatmeal, and even energy bars. It has also been well explored by pharmaceutical companies, typically as acerola powder, made either from freeze or spray dried acerola. It can also be used as a natural conserver for foods.

Months of Crop
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Specifications

Acerola Products
Fruit Type Brix Gross Weight Drum (Kg) Net Weight Drum (Kg) Availability
Acerola Pulp 7 brix 195 180 All year
Aseptic 7 brix 195 180
Concentrate 14 brix 195 180
Concentrate 20 brix 213,5 200
Concentrate 30 brix 215 200
Concentrate 42 brix 235 220
Concentrate 45 brix 235 220
Concentrate Clarified 50 brix 233 220
Concentrate Cloudy 50 brix 233 220
Concentrate Clarified 65 brix 265 250
Concentrate Cloudy 65 brix 265 250
Freeze Dried Acerola Powder 10 kg
Freeze Dried Organic Aerola Powder 10 kg
Package 200 liters metallic drum with two bags inside
200 liters metallic drum with one aseptic bag inside
20’FCL – until 70 drums // 40’FCL – until 148
Reefer containers
Aseptic Package
Drums
Shipment