- Model NO.: 50-81-7
- Storage Method: Keep Well Sealed, Away From Moisture, Strong Heat
- State: Fine Light Yellow Powder
- Type: Vitamin C
- Botanical Source: Malpighia Glabra L.
- Appearance: Fine Light Yellow Powder
- Solubility: Soluble in Water
- Transport Package: Packed in Fiber Drum, LDPE Bag Inside.
- Origin: China
- Certification: ISO, Kosher
- Application: Cosmetics, Health Care Products
- Extract Source: Fruit
- Product Name: Acerola Cherry Extract
- Plant Part Used: Fruit
- Active Ingredient: Vitamin C
- Trademark: Kingherbs
- Specification: Vitamin C 17%, 25%
- HS Code: 2938909090
Acerola (Malpighia Emarginata)
Acerola (Malpighia emarginata) is a significant source of vitamin C in the natural form of ascorbic acid, containing as much as 1000 to 4500 milligrams per 100 grams of edible fruit. Vitamin C is an essential dietary nutrient, playing a role in immune system health. It is also important in the synthesis of collagen, a structural component of bone, skin and blood vessels as well as the synthesis of brain chemicals involved in mood regulation. Vitamin C content is highest in the less ripened fruit and after harvest the percent of vitamin C can be preserved by freezing the plant.
Vitamin A is another important nutrient found in the acerola, yielding as much as a bundle of full-sized carrots, or approximately 3400 to 12,500 international units per 100 grams of fruit. Vitamin A plays a role in visual health, normal growth and ongoing development, red blood cell production and it protects the immune system.
Additional micronutrients found to a lesser degree in the fruit include several B-vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. Each of which is necessary in a normal diet. Protein, fiber and fatty acids, important macronutrients of the diet, are also in the fruit.
Acerola is also known as: Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and Cereza. It has its origins in the Yucatan and is widely distributed throughout the hotter southern climates of the United States like Florida and Texas, as well as the Central and the northern part of South America. The plant is also cultivated throughout the Caribbean and sub-tropical regions. As of current, Brazil is the largest mass cultivar of the plant.
Acerola is a small tree or bushy shrub that grows best in tropical type climates and has poor cold tolerance because of its shallow root systems. Its leaves are a glossy lush green that varies between light and dark hues and the flowering portion of the plan blossoms five small pink to white petals. The actual fruit of the plant, which is used in the manufacture of supplements, is a bright red or yellow-orange, cherry sized lobe containing small seeds. The pulp of the fruit offers a delicately sweet aroma and taste but is acidic.