Suppression

Acerola

Category: Food

Type

Voluntary

Introduction and description

 

Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae.

Common names include acerola or acerola cherry,, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepe myrtle. Acerola is native to South America, southern Mexico, and Central America, but is now also being grown as far north as Texas and in subtropical areas of Asia, such as India.

It is known for being extremely rich in vitamin C, and also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3, as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, which provide “important nutritive value and antioxidant uses”.

 

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